Highland Park Community Foundation continues relief efforts

Submitted by Gayle Mandel
Posted5/18/2020 1:30 PM

The Highland Park Community Foundation recently expanded its HPCF COVID-19 Emergency Response Appeal to include a second round of funding, totaling $60,350, for organizations that address the needs of the Highland Park and Highwood community.

This response to the increased demand for services from residents affected by the COVID-19 outbreak came just weeks after the foundation's initial $25,000 disbursement to address urgent needs.


"The foundation was established to address the unmet needs of residents in our community. During this unprecedented crisis, the HPCF is determined to provide as much help as possible by awarding grants to the agencies and organizations who are on the front line of assisting those in need," Chairman David Reich said.

"The city of Highland Park is proud to partner with the Highland Park Community Foundation to provide for our most vulnerable neighbors and strengthen our community," Highland Park Mayor Nancy R. Rotering said.

"The foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund is a trusted resource for donors and grant recipients. The outpouring of support from the community has been nothing short of inspiring, and the foundation's ability to quickly deploy critical funding to the not-for-profits that need it most is impressive."

Emergency grants were distributed to: A Safe Place, Cancer Wellness Center, Catholic Charities -- Lake County Senior Services, Center for Enriched Living, College Bound Opportunities, Community Partners for Affordable Housing, Curt's Café, Family Focus Highland Park, Family Service of Lake County, Glenkirk, Highland Park Community Early Learning Center, North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Southeast Lake County Faith in Action Volunteers, The Josselyn Center, Tri-Con Child Care Center and Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center.

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The Highland Park Community Foundation urges all community members who are able to respond to the HPCF COVID-19 Emergency Response Appeal to make a contribution. All donations will be used to help Highland Park and Highwood residents.

To donate online, visit hpcfil.org. Donations may also be mailed to: P.O. Box 398, Highland Park, IL 60035, Memo line: HPCF COVID-19 Emergency Response Appeal.

The Highland Park Community Foundation was established in 1992 at the request of the City of Highland Park to build and maintain a permanent endowment fund.

As the philanthropic heart of the community, the HPCF improves and enriches people's lives with annual grants to nonprofits that provide educational, social service and cultural programs for Highland Park and Highwood residents.

To learn more about the Highland Park Community Foundation and its mission, visit hpcfil.org.

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