June Community Catch Up

Опубликовано: June 13, 2023 в 4:55 pm

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Last month, we introduced you to 5 of our incredible Human Services grant recipients. This month – and each month moving forward – we will highlight the tremendous work of other grantees. Your generosity makes their life-changing work possible.

We proudly share that Josselyn was recently awarded Agency Partner of the Year by Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work.

Josselyn is committed to providing resources for equitable healthcare, regardless of income or location, and recently introduced a model where current employees working toward their MSW are able to simultaneously complete an internship at Josselyn.

Read more about Josselyn’s award and its services HERE.

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HP Community Foundation E-News Emergency Grant Funding

Опубликовано: April 27, 2020 в 3:39 pm

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We are pleased to announce that the HPCF Board has approved a second round of emergency grants, totaling $60,350, to address urgent needs arising from the Coronavirus outbreak.

The money has been awarded to 17 organizations that serve Highland Park and Highwood children, families, and seniors. The funds will be used immediately to help vulnerable members of our community with

  • food and essential basic needs for babies, children and adults
  • household items as well as rental and utility assistance for families and individuals, including victims of domestic violence
  • webcams, mobile devices, software upgrades, and funding to support mental health tele-services for youth and adults and virtual programming for individuals with special needs
  • PPE supplies
  • affordable legal services in the areas of housing, domestic violence, and immigration

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April 2, 2021, Community Health Ambassador important news

Опубликовано: April 2, 2021 в 6:57 pm

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As a Community Health Ambassador, we wanted to share some important news.

We do not want to flood your inboxes, but in case you do not subscribe to the City of Highland Park’s newsletters, we wanted to be sure you knew about the City’s vaccination clinic scheduled for April 8th.

The City of Highland Park is hosting a COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, April 8, at the Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave West.

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Spotlight on Service

Опубликовано: January 18, 2022 в 9:28 pm

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Great communities are created by people who give where they live or work – 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 of all ages, businesses, school staff, and city employees who “give where they live” by promoting kindness and answering Dr. Martin Luther King’s call for service.

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July 4th Highland Park Shooting Response Fund Closing Soon

Опубликовано: September 20, 2022 в 9:48 pm

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The July 4th Fund remains open and will accept donations through Friday, October 7, 2022. At that time, the Fund will officially close so the final amount for distribution to victims and nonprofit organizations can be determined and payment amounts calculated.

Once the initial Fund closes, the Highland Park Community Foundation will establish a new Fund. Donations to the second Fund will be distributed to nonprofit organizations that are addressing needs of victims and community members impacted by the July 4th shooting. The Highland Park Community Foundation will administer the Fund and distribute the donations as grants.

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to donate by October 7, 2022. Donations can be made at this link.

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Support Continues for Organizations Helping Victims and Survivors of the Highland Park Shooting

Опубликовано: June 29, 2023 в 5:00 pm

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As previously announced, when the Highland Park Shooting Response Fund closed, we distributed $5.8 million, 100% of the funds donated, to assist families of the victims who were killed, victims who were physically injured, and nonprofit organizations serving the needs of victims and the community following the shooting.

We also opened a second fund, the Highland Park Shooting Recovery Fund, to accept donations that would be distributed as grants to nonprofits that are addressing continuing needs for mental health and other services resulting from the shooting.

Through the generosity of donors to the Recovery Fund, the HPCF was recently able to distribute $367,000 to support the work of 15 organizations that are providing services for impacted members of our community.

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Residents continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak

Опубликовано: June 12, 2020 в 4:19 pm

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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.

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.

April 3, 2021, Community Health Ambassador important news

Опубликовано: April 3, 2021 в 7:07 pm

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As a Community Health Ambassador, we wanted to share some important news.

In the week before Illinois opens up eligibility to everyone over age 16, the Lake County Health Department (LCHD) is asking our community to help ensure that any senior who has not yet been vaccinated is not left behind.

Everyone is encouraged to get involved during Lake County Seniors Week, April 5-11.

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Fantastic Response

Опубликовано: February 25, 2022 в 7:39 pm

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In January, to help us celebrate our 30th anniversary, we issued a call for submission of photos to shine a light on organizations and community members who “give where they live” through their acts of kindness and service to others.

We received a wonderful response – thank you to everyone who participated in our Spotlight on Service project. As the sampling of submissions below shows, we live in a very caring community!

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Award Gather for Good

Опубликовано: September 13, 2022 в 9:57 pm

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Friday, September 23, 2022
6:30 – 9 PM
Binny’s Beverage Depot
153 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park

Honoring Nancy Mills
Jack Blane Community Service Award Recipient

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