The Board of Trustees of the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park is pleased to announce that $6,262,375 will be awarded to 58 healthcare related charities during the coming year. Each of the grantees is a nonprofit community based organization dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of individuals in the geographic area served by Highland Park Hospital.Run by an all-volunteer dedicated Board of Trustees, the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park works diligently to seek out 501 C 3 organizations that respond directly to the needs of the underserved. Grant applications are evaluated, recommendations are often made to agencies, and money is awarded to groups that meet the mission of the Healthcare Foundation, facilitating the ability of agencies to provide quality programs for our community's most vulnerable people. The funds that are awarded, mostly to smaller charitable groups, provide for a host services that include health screenings, mental health services, infant nursing care, autism programs, senior services, and more."The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park was established in 2000 to support the healthcare mission of Highland Park Hospital," stated Jim Styer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. "I am proud to say that we have granted over $92 million dollars to more than 50 charitable organizations. Each year, the Foundation grants $4.0 million to offset Highland Park Hospital's costs of uncompensated care and other clinical programs. An additional $2.5 million is given to a host of other deserving organizations that provide healthcare services to adults and children living in Chicago's northern suburbs, ending at the Wisconsin border. As a Board, we are gratified to know that we directly affect the lives and well-being of so many of our neighbors."
The organizations receiving 2017 grants include: Angles; Anixter Center Adult Community Transition Program; Aspiritech NFP (Autism and Asperger's); Arden Shore Child & Family Services; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lake County; Blessings in a Backpack; BMT InfoNet; Cancer Wellness Center; Casa Lake County; 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 Focus); Family Service: Prevention; Education and Counseling; Family Service of Glencoe; Fenix Family Health Center; Friends for Health Support Lake County Health Clinic in HP; Friendship Circle of Greater IL; Glenkirk Foundation (Nursing Care); Glenkirk Foundation (Opportunity); Great Lakes Adaptive Sports; Highland Park Community Nursery School; Highland Park/Highwood Home Child Care; Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic; Horsefeathers; Infinity Foundation; Jewish Council for Youth Services (Camp Star); Jewish Council for Youth Services (Child and Family Development Specialist); Jordan Michael Filler Foundation; Josselyn Center; Journey Care Inc.; Journey Care Fdn; Keshet; Leukemia Research Foundation; Moraine Township; Mothers Trust; National Multiple Sclerosis; North Shore Senior Center CareOptions Care Mgt; North Shore Senior Center HOW Program; North Shore University Health System Highland Park Hospital; Pads Crisis Services, Inc.; Save a Star Drug Awareness; Southeast Lake County Faith in Action Volunteers; The Family Service Center; The Roberti Community House; Thresholds; UCAN; URJ Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (Nursing Care); West Deerfield Township; Willow House; YWCA of Lake County; and, Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center.ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION OF HIGHLAND PARKThe Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park is an independent, charitable, volunteer organization. The Board of Trustees welcomes working with organizations that are dedicated to improving the health of our community. For more information and to apply for a grant for 2018, please visit www.hphealthfoundation.org.