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The HPCF entertains grant proposals from agencies and organizations that:

  • Currently have IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit status or are governmental entities
  • Serve a population of at least 51% Highland Park/Highwood residents through the program or service for which funding is being requested

First Time Applicants: New applicants and those who applied for but were not awarded a grant from the HPCF, the City of Highland Park, or YEA! HP in 2018, must be approved to submit a grant application. For approval, please submit a letter to the HPCF as described in the First Time Applicants section of our website by June 15, 2019. You will be notified if your organization qualifies to submit a grant proposal. If approved, please follow the procedures outlined below.

Returning Applicants and Approved New Applicants: If you have received a grant from the HPCF, the City of Highland Park, or YEA! Highland Park in 2018 or are a pre-approved new applicant,
please submit your completed application online. You may also, but need not, mail a copy to:

Highland Park Community Foundation
P. O. Box 398
Highland Park, IL 60035

Deadline: All items must be received by July 15, 2019.

The August 5, 2019, meeting of the HPCF Board of Directors will be open to the public. The meeting will be held at Highland Park High School, 433 Vine Avenue, main floor conference room, at 7:15 pm. Public comment regarding the grant applications will be taken at the beginning of the meeting.

The Highland Park Community Foundation Board will review and make the final determination on all grant applications. Applicants will be notified about the Board’s decision along with any conditions that may apply to the grant. Grant recipients are required to submit an Interim Grant Report and adhere to HPCF’s Publicity Guidelines.