- 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.
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.
In 2015, the Highland Park Community Foundation awarded a record $155,000 in grants and scholarships to 33 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 seventh year of the program, nominees must teach at Highland Park High School... 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
The Highland Park Community Foundation welcomes gifts of any size. Through the generous support of our community, the Foundation is able to fund programs for a wide variety of local service and cultural... READ MORE
Elm Place Special Education Teacher Elizabeth Hodge Wins Local Golden Apple Northwood teachers Suzanne Sosnowski and Bill Steinbach are finalists May 20, 2015 — To the delight of her colleagues, students and parents,... READ MORE