The Highland Park Community Foundation provides grants to support existing as well as new and innovative programs and services provided by cultural, educational, and social service agencies serving the Highland Park/Highwood community.

If you are a new applicant or an organization that applied for but was not awarded a grant from the HPCF in 2019, please submit a one-page letter of interest in applying for a grant, stating the need, the target population, and the cost of the program or service to be funded. The Board will not consider requests for endowments, capital projects, or fundraising events. Please note that in order to be considered, the target population served must be at least 51% Highland Park/Highwood residents. Please also provide a copy of your 501(c)(3) certification, the name of the agency’s Executive Director or CEO, and project contact of your organization.

Shortly after receipt of your letter, you will be notified if you qualify to submit a grant application.

Letters must be submitted by June 15, 2020.

You may submit your letter of interest by email to:


by postal mail to:
Highland Park Community Foundation
P. O. Box 398
Highland Park, IL 60035