HIGHLAND PARK – The Board of Trustees of the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park announced its 2018 grant awards. During the coming year, close to $7 million will be given to 64 deserving 501(c)(3) organizations that are committed to improving healthcare and quality of life of individuals in the geographic area served by NorthShore Health System Highland Park Hospital, formerly Highland Park Hospital.
Since its inception in 2000, the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park has given more than $100 million to more than 50 organizations, helping the unserved and underserved in our community receive healthcare related services. Yearly, $4 million is granted to Highland Park Hospital to offset the costs of uncompensated care and other clinical programs. The remainder of the grants go to charities that provide health screenings, mental health services, programs for individuals with special needs, therapy for disabilities, and counseling for victims of sexual assault, to name a few.
“Our all-volunteer Board of Trustees works diligently to seek out some of the smaller healthcare providers,” stated Jim Styer, chairman of the Board of Trustees. “Many of them provide unique specialized services that enrich the lives of people in need as well as those of their families. This impacts the entire community, improving the overall health of our neighbors. Throughout the year we work with our grantees and encourage them to work with each other in order to enhance opportunities for individuals in need.”
The 2018 grantees include: Anixter Center Adult Community Transition Program; Aspiritech; A Safe Place; Beacon Place; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lake County; Blessings in a Backpack; BMT InfoNet; Cancer Wellness Center; Casa Lake County; Center for Enriched Living; Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind; Clearbrook; Community – the Anti-Drug; Council for Jewish Elderly Senior Life; The Cradle Foundation; Dare 2tri Paratriathlon Club; Elyssa’s Mission; Epilepsy Service for Northeastern Illinois; Equestrian Connection; Family Network Right from the Start Program; Family Service: Prevention, Education and Counseling; Family Service of Glencoe; Fenix Family Health Center; Friends for Health; Friendship Circle of Greater IL; Glenkirk Foundation; Great Lakes Adaptive Sports; Highland Park Community Nursery School; Highland Park/Highwood Home Child Care; Highland Park Legal Aid Clinic; Horsefeathers; Infinity Foundation; Jewish Council for Youth Services; Jordan Michael Filler Foundation; Josselyn Center; Journey Care; Keshet; Leukemia Research Foundation; Moraine Township; Mothers Trust; NAMI; North Shore Senior Center; North Shore University Health System Highland Park Hospital; Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association; Pads Crisis Services; Save a Star Drug Awareness; Southeast Lake County Faith in Action; Share the Warmth; The Family Service Center, Wilmette, Glenview; The Roberti Community House; Thresholds; UCAN; West Deerfield Township; Willow House; Youth Services; YWCA of Lake County; and, Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center.
The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park was established to support the healthcare mission of NorthShore University Health System Highland Park Hospital. The Foundation is not affiliated with the hospital, but it does support community-based healthcare programs and services in the area served by the hospital, as well as in the geographic area bounded by the Chicago city limits to the south and the Wisconsin border to the north.
The Foundation is interested in working with charitable organizations that can improve the health of our community. For more information about the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park or to learn more about submitting a grant application for 2019, please visit www.hphealthfoundation.org.
Submitted by Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park