Application Procedure for Community Grants

The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park is an independent charitable foundation that was established to support healthcare programs and services in the geographic area served by Highland Park Hospital.

If you think your organization might qualify for a grant, the HFHP requests that you submit a letter of intent that is not more than two pages in length. Formal grant applications will only be accepted by invitation from the Foundation. New letters of intent received by June 1st of each year will be reviewed and Requests for Proposal will be mailed by June 15th. The submission deadline for invited proposals is August 1st. Re-applicants do not need to send a letter of intent 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 only done once a year.

Letters of intent and applications should be specific and 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 do you provide?
  3. What is the specific 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 financing 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.

Download an application

Please email the completed application to James.Styer@alliant.com.