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A Resource for Now and Tomorrow

The Highland Park Community Foundation was established in 1992 to build and maintain the Highland Park Endowment Fund.  The Endowment Fund helps maintain and expand the services of cultural, social service, educational and environmental agencies in Highland Park and Highwood, Illinois.  The Fund is also used to nurture the early stages of new and innovative programs.  As of April, 2013, our Endowment Fund has enjoyed over a 4% increase from the prior year. This is the backbone of our grant giving.




Our Mission

The mission of the Highland Park Community Foundation is to meet the unmet social service,

cultural, educational and environmental needs of Highland Park and Highwood,

and to promote philanthropy in the community.



2012 Grants Summary

In 2012, the Foundation provided grants totaling $131,700 to 25 programs serving citizens of Highland Park and Highwood.  Our goal is to provide funding for special programs and initiatives that otherwise would not have been funded.  There were 2 new grant recipients for 2012, as indicated in the next sections.


Our grants apply to organizations in the following categories:  Child Care, Social Services, Senior Services, Academic, Creative Arts, Hispanic/Latino and Civic organizations.  As noted in the following sections, we have provided grants to several of these organizations for more than 10 years.


Over the past ten years, we’ve experienced a five-fold increase in the amount we have provided in annual grants.  We thank our generous donors for allowing us to provide this additional support for the community.


2012 Grant Summary