*Open to see HPCF Special Message: COVID-19 Response*
Residents continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak
HPCF Board members, staff, and family members assemble COVID Care Kits for distribution to Highwood families by the Highwood Public Library. Project funded by a COVID-19 Emergency Relief grant from the HPCF and additional support from Craig & Monette Leva.
So many Highland Park and Highwood residents have experienced job losses, hunger, mental health issues, isolation, and more. Your donation will ensure that the needs of neighbors are addressed in what continues to be an unprecedented time of uncertainty.
As we take steps to protect our own families, workplaces, and neighborhoods from the effects of the virus, let’s not forget the impact COVID-19 has had on our neighbors. Missing paychecks, the inability to pay rent, and a lack of access to food and essential supplies are realities many residents still face.
Please join us in addressing their needs.
Donations made in support of the HPCF COVID-19 Response & Recovery Appeal will be used to fund requests the HPCF continues to receive from our grant recipients and other agencies that serve Highland Park and Highwood residents. To date, we have distributed 106 emergency grants, totaling close to $240,000, to support the important work of these organizations. Click here to see the full list of COVID-19 Emergency Grant Recipients and the types of needs we gave addressed through our grants.
100% of all donations will go directly to support services and supplies for those in need, with the exception of a small credit card processing fee that online donors may choose to cover.
DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR COVID-19 APPEAL
DONATE TO SUPPORT THE HPCF’S ONGOING EFFORTS
Donations can also be mailed to P.O. Box 398, Highland Park, IL 60035
In an effort to assist the nonprofit community, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) has raised the charitable deduction limit from 60% to 100% of adjusted gross income for itemizers, and allows deductions up to $300 in charitable giving for non-itemizers. C-Corporations can also deduct 25% of their taxable income, raised from 10%. Click here to read more.
Highland Park Community Foundation Spotlight on Service
Great communities are created by people who give where they live - lifting each other up and caring for each other with acts big and small.
For 30 years, the Highland Park Community Foundation has supported and celebrated the many great nonprofit organizations that serve the Highland Park-Highwood community by addressing residents’ needs. To help us celebrate our 30th anniversary, we want to spotlight our community members, friends, and neighbors – old and young – who "give where they live" by promoting kindness and answering Dr. Martin Luther King's call for service.
Your service to others helps ensure a healthy, vibrant, and equitable Highland Park and Highwood. If you have completed a service project or have done something to help someone that you are proud of, we would love to know about it!
Please share a high-resolution photo of your service project – or act of kindness – and describe it to us in 30 words or less. A photo taken with a smartphone should suffice.
We will spotlight your service on our social media sites, website, and other communications!
Help celebrate our community’s contributions to one another. Please complete the form here and upload your photos today! You may also access the form using the QR code below.
If you are unable to access the form or have any questions, please let us know by emailing Terri Olian, Highland Park Community Foundation Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your service and for helping to make Highland Park-Highwood a great community!
By submitting your photo, writing, or other materials, you grant permission for the HPCF to use the material for HPCF reports, web pages, PowerPoint presentations, and other communication.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago – Lake County Senior Services
Catholic Charities (CC) strives to serve people age 60 and older in Lake County who seek assistance, regardless of their religion, race, or nationality. CC’s goals are to help seniors remain in their homes/communities, maintain independence as long as they are safe, and provide them with options and knowledge of services available in their community. The Foundation’s grant is used to help Highland Park and Highwood seniors and those who care for them make informed decisions about their care and needs and how to remain independent and age in place for as long as possible.
Faith in Action Volunteers is a non-sectarian organization whose mission is to help older adults maintain their independence and improve their quality of life. Professionally trained and supervised volunteers provide friendly visits and help with transportation, errands, grocery shopping, respite care, and household chores. The Foundation’s grant supports “Let’s Go Seniors,” a graduated transportation service offering safe, reliable options for older adults who require more guidance and oversight when traveling away from their homes: 1) door-to-door service for older adults in good physical condition through a partnership with GoGoGrandparent; 2) escorted transportation for mobility or cognitively challenged older adults using professionally trained and supervised volunteers; 3) Shop n Drop Errand Services; and 4) Paratransit service for older adults confined to a wheelchair through a partnership with Special Needs Chicago (this service is only available if the Moraine Township Paratransit Van is unavailable).