Application Procedure for 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, please submit a letter of intent that is not more than two pages in length. Re-applicants do not need to send a letter of intent each year and will automatically receive a Request for Proposal. 

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.  All Requests for Proposal will be emailed by June 15th. The submission deadline for invited proposals is August 1st. Grant awards will be announced after December 31st for distribution in the first quarter of the following calendar year. The granting process is only done once a year.

Letters of intent and applications must 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 our community?
  4. Is your organization located within the geographic area of the map shown on the Guidelines page? Does the population served live within those boundaries?  How many of the individuals involved in the program reside in the outlined geographic area?  What percentage of the total number of participants in the program and of those served by the overall organization does that represent?  Please be specific.
  5. How do you plan to carry out the project? Who will be administering it?
  6. What is the duration of the project and how do you expect to evaluate its effectiveness?
  7. How much will the project cost? How much funding will you be asking the Foundation to provide? What percentage of the project’s total budget does this represent? 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, and telephone number of the contact person.  Please email the Letter of Intent to