Criteria 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.

The following criteria will be used to evaluate applicants, however, additional factors may be considered:

  • The location of the program (i.e. proximity to Highland Park Hospital)
  • The target population for the services
  • Community need for the program
  • Financial need of the program
  • Financial need of the clients to be served
  • Stability of the program (i.e. its management, governance and fiscal soundness)
  • Method to evaluate effectiveness of the program
  • The foundation is concentrating on funding smaller charities due to limitations on the allocation of its resources

The Foundation will not consider the following types of grant requests at this time:

  • Endowments
  • Fundraising events including sponsorships
  • Debt reduction
  • Direct grants to individuals
  • Programs outside the service area of Highland Park Hospital
  • Capital Improvements

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