The HPCF entertains grant proposals from agencies and organizations which have the following characteristics:

  • IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit status (current)
  • Population served must be at least 51% Highland Park/Highwood residents

First Time Applicants: For new applicants and those who have previously applied but were not awarded a grant from the HPCF, you must first submit a letter to the HPCF as described in the First Time Applicants section by June 15th of the applying year. You will be notified if your organization qualifies to submit a grant proposal. At that time you may complete and submit your application. Please follow the procedures outlined below for submitting your application.

Returning Applicants and Approved New Applicants: If you have previously received a grant from the HPCF or are a pre-approved new applicant, please download the Common Grant Application form found here.

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 15th of the applying year.

The Highland Park Community Foundation reviews and makes 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 report on how funds were used as soon as possible within a year of receipt.