Highland Park Community Foundation
2020 Annual Grant Recipients

We are pleased to announce the distribution of 52 annual grants, totaling $512,550, to the following organizations.

A Safe Place

Anixter Center

Best Futures

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Bitter Jester Foundation for the Arts

Blessings in a Backpack Highland Park

Cancer Wellness Center

Catholic Charities – Lake County Senior Services

Center for Enriched Living

Collaborative Community Housing Initiative

College Bound Opportunities

Community – The Anti-Drug Coalition

Community Partners for Affordable Housing

Cradles to Crayons

Curt’s Cafe

Direct Giving Lab

Family Focus Highland Park

Family Service of Lake County – Bilingual Community Counseling

Family Service of Lake County – Latino Education Continuum


Gratitude Generation

Highland Park After Prom

Highland Park Community Early Learning Center

Highland Park Historical Society

Highland Park Public Library

Highland Park Strings

Highwood Public Library

HPHS – Estudiante To Student Mentor Program

HPHS – Homework Club

Jewish Child & Family Service – Response

Jewish Council for Youth Services – Lutz Family Center


Kids Rank

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory

Mothers Trust Foundation

Music Institute of Chicago

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Operation Warm

Parks Foundation of Highland Park

Project Shop N’ Drop

Rainbows for All Children

Save A Star Drug Awareness Foundation

Southeast Lake County Faith in Action Volunteers

The Art Center Highland Park

The Josselyn Center

The Stuart I Raskas Friendship Circle of Illinois

Tri-Con Child Care Center

Uptown Music Theater

Working Together

Youth Services

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center


Additional 2020 Award Recipients

Aaron Burke, HPCF Personal Achievement Award

Cookie Anspach Kohn, Jack Blane Community Service Award

Josh Chodoroff, Nairy Hagopian, Katrina Tolemy, HPCF Golden Apple Award

Funding for Music at Food Truck Thursdays (Jens Jensen Affiliated Fund)