About Us

The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park is an independent 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that was established when Highland Park Hospital merged with Evanston Hospital.  The mission of the Foundation is simple– it was founded to support healthcare in the geographic area served by Highland Park Hospital.  At the time of the merger, it was the consensus that funds be set aside that would be reinvested in the community to benefit the health and well-being of our residents.  

Funds are awarded to mostly smaller not-for-profit organizations that are committed to changing the lives of the most at-risk individuals.  Grants are earmarked to target specific programs that support unmet healthcare services for those with physical and mental health needs. To avoid duplication of services and increase the potential impact of the HFHP, the Foundation encourages grant recipients to work together to maximize their goals.

The HFHP Board of Trustees makes every effort to become involved with grant recipients by meeting with them to familiarize itself with each organization.  The Board hosts a yearly breakfast when possible, to provide a forum for grantees to share ideas and grow their successes.  The HFHP prides itself in the important role it plays to safeguard excellence in available healthcare.