The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park (HFHP)was established in 2000 and has granted almost $100 million to over 50 charitable health and healthcare related programs and organizations in the vicinity of Highland Park Hospital, impacting the lives of tens of thousands of people in our community.

Each year, significant funds are awarded to Highland Park Hospital as well as to mostly smaller not-for-profit organizations to offset the cost of uncompensated care and ensure that quality healthcare services are available to adults and children living in Chicago’s northern suburbs all the way to the Wisconsin border.

The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park is an independent charitable foundation run by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees.  Each year, the Board allocates grant dollars to safeguard excellence in our community’s healthcare, focusing on the needs of the disadvantaged, the uninsured, and the most vulnerable members of our society.   

Several examples of the services made available by the HFHP’s grants include: 

  • Acute and non-acute medical care
  • Health screenings and health education
  • Mental healthcare services
  • Programs for adults with special needs
  • Therapy for children with autism and other disabilities
  • Counseling for victims of sexual assault, abuse, and rape

This brief list represents just a few of the valuable and essential services supported. The HFHP welcomes working with mostly smaller healthcare related charitable organizations that target specific programs and are not a duplication of services already provided by another  501(c)(3). 

If you are interested in applying for a grant, please submit a letter of intent. Information can be found on the Procedures page. Please note that if you have received a grant in the past, you only need to submit an application for the current year; a letter of intent is not necessary.