About Us

The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park was established in 2000 to support the healthcare mission of NorthShore Highland Park Hospital (formerly Highland Park Hospital). The Foundation is not affiliated with the hospital, but it does support community-based healthcare programs and services in the area served by the hospital, as well as a geographic area bounded by the Chicago city limits to the south and the Wisconsin border to the north.

Each year, the Foundation provides a grant of $4.0 million to offset Highland Park Hospital’s costs of uncompensated care and other clinical programs. The Foundation also provides additional grants totaling $2.5 million to other charitable organizations that provide health and health-related services in the geographic area.

The Foundation is a completely volunteer organization. Because of that, administrative costs are minimal, so almost all of its funding is disseminated through grants.

We are interested in working with any charitable organization that can improve the health of our community. If you are interested, we encourage you to submit a letter of intent. You can review the criteria used for evaluation on the Guidelines page. If you have received a grant in the past, please submit an application.