• 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.
We support organizations and programs that meet the unmet needs of our community and expand opportunities for all Highland Park and Highwood residents.

We envision an inclusive, well-rounded and vibrant community where residents’ lives are enriched through our philanthropic efforts
In 2017, the Highland Park Community Foundation awarded nearly $183,000 in grants and scholarships to 35 local agencies. These funds serve to nurture children, strengthen families, assist older adults in remaining independent, develop leadership skills and academic confidence in teens, enhance artistic experiences, and support innovative programs in our community. Click here to see the list of 2017 Grant Recipients.





Give Where You Live

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