Highland Park foundation gives out emergency funds

  • Highland Park Community Foundation Chairman David Reich

    Highland Park Community Foundation Chairman David Reich

Updated 7/3/2020 12:54 PM

The Highland Park Community Foundation has continued to address the needs of Highland Park and Highwood's children, families, and seniors during the COVID-19 crisis.

The foundation has awarded a third round of emergency grants totaling $34,380. With a total disbursement of $119,730, the foundation has provided 40 grants to assist organizations providing critical assistance to the community.


The foundation is committed to addressing the urgent needs of Highland Park and Highwood residents resulting from the coronavirus outbreak. The generosity of more than 250 contributors to the HPCF COVID-19 Emergency Response Appeal and a grant from the Lake County Community Foundation has enabled the HPCF Board to award 14 additional emergency grants to organizations that serve Highland Park and Highwood residents.

The additional funds will provide food, household essentials, emergency rental housing and utility assistance, housing for victims of domestic violence and their children, general counseling services, and counseling services for victim of sexual abuse.

They will also be used to assist with the reopening of child-care facilities and group homes for individuals with disabilities and affordable legal services for housing matters.

"As a community foundation, we are dedicated to helping all members of Highland Park and Highwood during this unprecedented time of need," said David Reich, chairman of the HPCF.

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"The foundation is extremely grateful for the generosity of our individual donors and corporate sponsors, whose contributions have greatly increased our ability to address the needs of the community now and year-round."

For information about sponsor benefits, to learn more about the Highland Park Community Foundation and its mission, and to add your support, 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.

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