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P.O. Box 571 • 1216 Main St. • Highland, IL 62249 618.654.4727
Highland Area Community Foundation
We Are Community...
P.O. Box 571 • 1216 Main St.
Highland, IL 62249
618.654.4727
Highland Area Community Foundation
We Are Community...
P.O. Box 571 • 1216 Main St. • Highland, IL 62249
618.654.4727
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2020 GRANT RECIPIENTS
Earned income from investment of the Foundation's endowment is gifted annually in the form of grants to area not-for-profit organizations, agencies, and projects - along with donations received through our Sustaining Membership Program. See how HACF is making OUR COMMUNITY a better place for everyone!
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2020 HACF GRANTS
Forty-eight grants totaling $55,825 were announced earlier this fall by the Highland Area Community Foundation grants committee. Grants awarded this year bring the total of Foundation grants awarded in the last 25 years to $1,138,812 benefiting 100 plus different groups.

Traditionally, these grant awards are announced at our Annual Grants Banquet sponsored by Busey Bank and held in October of each year. This year would have been our 25th anniversary banquet. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the 2020 banquet was cancelled. Some grant recipients were mailed their checks, while others were able to receive their grant awards at the Foundation office by appointment.
2020 GRANT RECIPIENT TOTAL - $55,825
2020 GRANT RECIPIENT TOTAL
$55,825
  • Anderson Cemetery Association
    $450.00
  • $450.00
  • Push Mower & Trimmer for Cemetery Maintenance
  • GRANT FROM GENERAL ENDOWMENT
  • Boy Scout Troop #8040
    $300.00
  • $300.00
  • Equipment Replacement
  • GRANT FROM GENERAL ENDOWMENT
  • Greg Holthaus Memorial Charitable Fund
    $2,000.00
  • $2,000.00
  • Youth Cardiac Screening
  • GRANT FROM GENERAL ENDOWMENT
  • Highland Area Christian Service Ministry
    $2,000.00
  • $2,000.00
  • Exterior Walk-in Freezer Upgrades
  • GRANT FROM GENERAL ENDOWMENT
  • Highland Area Senior Citizens Club
    $5,000.00
  • $5,000.00
  • Furnishings for their New Building
  • GRANT FROM GENERAL ENDOWMENT
  • Highland Garden Club
    $1,000.00
  • $1,000.00
  • Picnic Table for Lila’s Garden
  • GRANT FROM GENERAL ENDOWMENT
  • Highland High School Math Department
    $490.00
  • $490.00
  • XP-Pen Deco 01 V2 Graphic Tablets
  • GRANT FROM GENERAL ENDOWMENT
  • Highland Primary School
    $3,750.00
  • $3,750.00
  • Touchscreen Chromebooks for 1st Grade Classrooms
  • GRANT FROM GENERAL ENDOWMENT
  • Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library
    $1,500.00
  • $1,500.00
  • Section Divider Signage
  • GRANT FROM GENERAL ENDOWMENT
  • L.U.N.C.H. Bunch
    $1,500.00
  • $1,500.00
  • Towards 2021 L.U.N.C.H. Bunch Program
  • GRANT FROM GENERAL ENDOWMENT
  • Marine Elementary School
    $500.00
  • $500.00
  • Towards a Digital Bulletin Board
  • GRANT FROM GENERAL ENDOWMENT
  • Meals on Wheels
    $720.00
  • $720.00
  • Office Supplies
  • GRANT FROM GENERAL ENDOWMENT
  • New Douglas Township Rec Plex
    $500.00
  • $500.00
  • Accelerated Reading Books Project
  • GRANT FROM GENERAL ENDOWMENT
  • Relevant Pregnancy Options Center
    $1,500.00
  • $1,500.00
  • Technology Update Needs (2 Touch Screen Laptops)
  • GRANT FROM GENERAL ENDOWMENT
  • St. Jacob Elementary School
    $1,000.00
  • $1,000.00
  • Landscaping for Outdoor Classrooms
  • GRANT FROM GENERAL ENDOWMENT
  • The Highland Home
    $2,165.00
  • $2,165.00
  • Meal Tray Delivery Cart & 48 Trays
  • GRANT FROM GENERAL ENDOWMENT
  • Highland Area Community Foundation Operations
    $300.00
  • $300.00
  • Used to benefit operations of the Foundation
  • BILL AND JOAN SACKETT FAMILY FUND
  • Highland Area Community Foundation Operations
    $250.00
  • $250.00
  • Used to benefit operations of the Foundation
  • BRADFORD NATIONAL BANK FUND
  • Highland Area Community Foundation Operations
    $200.00
  • $200.00
  • Used to benefit operations of the Foundation
  • ANNA LEE & CLINTON H. ROGIER MEMORIAL FUND
  • 2020 award per donor
    $500.00
  • $500.00
  • To provide scholarship grants for mothers seeking higher education *$500 awarded to Robin Ermer (from 2019), $450 carryover to 2021
  • HIGHLAND CIVIC WOMAN'S CLUB GERALYN M. REHKEMPER MEMORIAL FUND
  • Highland Garden Club
    $200.00
  • $200.00
  • To be used for maintenance & enhancement of Lila’s Garden
  • RITA AND BOB HARDY CITY BEAUTIFICATION FUND
  • 2020 recipient – Ashley Knackstedt
    $1,050.00
  • $1,050.00
  • To provide scholarship grants for graduating seniors of Highland High School
  • Highland Lions Club Scholarship Fund
  • Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.
    $300.00
  • $300.00
  • For services provided in the Foundation’s service area
  • Nan Carpenter Memorial Designated Fund
  • Hospice of Southern Illinois
    $200.00
  • $200.00
  • To benefit Hospice of Southern Illinois
  • Margye Liebler Baumgardner Fund
  • Knights of Columbus Council #1580
    $400.00
  • $400.00
  • To benefit charitable giving programs of the Highland KC’s
  • Knights of Columbus Council #1580 Charitable Giving Fund
  • Korte Recreation Center
    $14,250.00
  • $14,250.00
  • To benefit the operations of the Korte Recreation Center
  • Recreation Center Operations Fund
  • Korte Recreation Center
    $350.00
  • $350.00
  • To provide non-sports programs administered by the Highland Parks & Recreation Department
  • Edgar & Dorris Haller Memorial Fund
  • Korte Recreation Center
    $150.00
  • $150.00
  • To provide water safety training & water therapy
  • Hamlin Water Safety Fund
  • Korte Recreation Center
    $150.00
  • $150.00
  • To provide admission to the Korte Recreation Center for those less fortunate
  • Ron & Kathy Schneider Recreation Center Membership Fund
  • Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library
    $150.00
  • $150.00
  • To be used for general library purposes
  • Ruth & Leland Steiner Fund in Memory of Milda & Charles Casper
  • Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library
    $300.00
  • $300.00
  • To be used for technology purposes to benefit the library
  • Eunice L. & Victor H. Koch Technology Fund
  • Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library
    $400.00
  • $400.00
  • To benefit needs of the library
  • Jay W. & Catherine T. Boulanger Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library Benefit Fund
  • Bill and Peg Pierce Police Education Fund
    $200.00
  • $200.00
  • Will be used to provide scholarships and/or educational assistance for second year or above Criminal Justice students or scholarships and/or specialized law enforcement training for existing law enforcement officers (held this year; carry-over to 2021)
  • Bill and Peg Pierce Police Education Fund
  • Relevant Pregnancy Options Center
    $450.00
  • $450.00
  • Used to benefit various client programs
  • Gloria Loebel Fund
  • Relevant Pregnancy Options Center
    $150.00
  • $150.00
  • Used to benefit various client programs
  • Wick Charitable Fund in Memory of Martin Wick
  • 2020 Recipients – Ashley Knackstedt & Kamryn Daiber
    $912.50/ea
  • $912.50/ea
  • Used to provide scholarships for future teachers (K-12) from HCUSD#5, and to provide books and technology to support the curriculum in Grades K-6.
  • Dwight and Carol Rogier Fund
  • Books/Technology to support curriculum Grades K-6
    $1,825.00
  • $1,825.00
  • Used to provide scholarships for future teachers (K-12) from HCUSD#5, and to provide books and technology to support the curriculum in Grades K-6.
  • Dwight and Carol Rogier Fund
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Highland
    $1,000.00
  • $1,000.00
  • To provide needed assistance and medical programs
  • Nan Carpenter Donor Advised Fund
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Highland
    $150.00
  • $150.00
  • To benefit operations of the hospital
  • Clinton “Pete” Kerin St. Joseph Hospital Fun
  • St. Paul Catholic School
    $150.00
  • $150.00
  • Used for Music & Technology programs
  • James A. Apken St. Paul Music and Technology Fund
  • 2020 Scholarship Recipient – Susanne M. Himsel (teacher)
    $900.00
  • $900.00
  • To provide scholarships for future teachers and school administrators from HCUSD#5 and to provide materials to enhance the joy of reading in children
  • Patsy Schwarm Education Fund
  • 2020 Recipient – Andrew Douglas
    $700.00
  • $700.00
  • To provide scholarships for graduating 8th grade student parishioners of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Highland, IL to attend Father McGivney High School
  • Udell & Cecelia Harris Catholic High School Scholarship
  • 2020 Recipient – Kelsey Knebel
    $150.00
  • $150.00
  • To provide scholarships for graduating Highland High School seniors
  • R. GUY MICHAEL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
  • 2019 Scholarship Recipients –
    $700.00 - Nicholas Hanratty (engineering), $700.00 - Olivia Jansen (nursing)
    $700.00
  • $700.00
  • To provide scholarships to Highland High School graduating seniors pursuing a degree in engineering (1) and nursing (1)
  • CARL AND KATHLEEN (IBERG) ERNST SCHOLARSHIP FUND
  • Missionary Society of St. Therese
    $1,400.00
  • $1,400.00
  • Benefits the Missionary Society of St. Therese
  • HEBRANK FAMILY FUND
  • Keystone Cemetery Association
    $2,050.00
  • $2,050.00
  • Benefits Keystone Cemetery Association, St. Jacob
  • Marlin Fohne Charitable Fund
OTHER GRANTS GIVEN
  • Highland Area Christian Services Ministry
    $536.56
  • $536.56
  • Benefits Highland Area Christian Service Ministry
  • Highland City Employees Charitable Giving Pass Through Fund
  • Highland High Fine Arts
    $500.00
  • $500.00
  • Benefits Highland High Fine Arts
  • Jay W. & Catherine T. Boulanger Pass Through Fund
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
    $1,000.00
  • $1,000.00
  • Benefits St.Vincent de Paul Society
  • Pete & Jane Korte St. Vincent de Paul Through Fund
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801 Grants
Bestowed since 1995
155 Funds
At the Foundation
155 Funds
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$55,825
Endowed in 2020
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P.O. Box 571 • 1216 Main Street | Highland, IL 62249
phone: 618.654.4727
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Highland Area Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3)
P.O. Box 571 • 1216 Main Street
Highland, IL 62249
phone: 618.654.4727
email:info@hacf.org
Highland Area Community Foundation
is a 501(c)(3)
Highland Area Community Foundation
Highland Area Community Foundation
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