- More than 3,000 residents of Highland Park and Highwood are living below the poverty level.
- Over one-fifth of District 112 students receive financial aid for lunch at school.
- Many other residents need financial assistance in order to take part in the wide variety of programs and services our community offers.
The Highland Park Community Foundation is here to help –
by enhancing the quality of life of our local residents.
In 2016, the Highland Park Community Foundation awarded a record $179,200 in grants and scholarships to 30 local agencies. These funds serve to nurture children, strengthen families, assist senior citizens in remaining independent, develop leadership skills and academic confidence in teens, enhance artistic experiences and support environmental programs in our community.
NEWS & EVENTS
The Highland Park Community Foundation continues to honor excellence in the teaching profession in Highwood and Highland Park. In this eighth year of the program, nominees must teach in District 112 in grades... READ MORE
The Ravinia District Food Truck Thursdays kicked off June 1 and will run through Sept. 14. Outstanding live music will be playing while friends and neighbors enjoy delicious food and drinks served from... READ MORE
Highland Park, IL The Highland Park Community Foundation is proud to announce the Golden Apple Award recipient for 2017. This year’s deserving honoree is Scott Shallenbarger, Director of Theater Arts at Highland Park High... READ MORE
FROM THE DAILY NORTHSHORE In February 2015 The Highland Park Community Foundation offered a proactive grant challenge to Family Service to work together to raise $27,000 to increase professional staff capacity in Family... READ MORE
The Highland Park Community Foundation presented $20,000 to the Park District of Highland Park Board of Park Commissioners at the June monthly meeting. The funds will be used by the Park District for... READ MORE