Application Procedure for Community Grants

The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park (the Foundation) is an independent charitable foundation established to support health care programs and services in the geographic area served by Highland Park Hospital. The primary focus of the Foundation is to support community-based health care programs and services in the area served by Highland Park Hospital.

If you feel that your organization might qualify for a grant, the Foundation requests that you submit a letter of inquiry which is no longer than two pages in length. Formal grant applications will only be accepted by invitation from the Foundation. New Letters of inquiry received by June 1st of each year will be reviewed and Requests for Proposal will be mailed by June 15. The submission deadline for invited proposals is August 1st. Re-applicants do not need to send a letter each year and will automatically receive a Request for Proposal. Grant awards will be announced after December 31st for distribution after March 31st of the following calendar year. The granting process is done only once a year.

Letters of inquiry and applications should briefly answer the following questions:

  1. What is the mission of your organization? Who do you serve?
  2. How long has the organization been in existence, and what services have you provided?
  3. What is the project/program for which you are requesting funds, and what need does it meet in the community?
  4. How do you plan to carry out the project? Who will be administering it?
  5. What is the duration of the project and how do you expect to evaluate its effectiveness?
  6. How much will the project cost? How much will you be asking the Foundation to provide? What other sources of funding do you anticipate?

Please attach a copy of the organization’s 501(c)(3) letter and include the email address, name, address, telephone and fax numbers of the contact person.

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