The Together Highland Park Unidos Committee has published its Final Report, at www.july4fund.org detailing the open and transparent process the Committee undertook to distribute the $5.8 million raised for victims of the July 4, 2022, Highland Park mass shooting and nonprofit organizations providing mental health and other services.Download Report Here
The Report details the factors that informed the Committee’s work, provides information about the methodology and distribution of funds, includes reports from the Fund Administrators, RubinBrown an independent auditor, and features an Honor Roll of more than 7,000 donors.
“When this tragedy struck, our community came together in the wake of tragedy, in a spirit of compassion and hope,” said Betsy Brint, Committee Chair. “We also received tremendous support from donors near and far. We are pleased to detail the process and thank all of those who came forward to help the victims of the senseless tragedy.”
The Fund was established in July immediately following the shooting, and closed on October 7, 2022, to facilitate the distribution of funds. The committee distributed a total of $5.8 million, 100% of the funds raised. The funds were distributed according to the Committee’s Final Protocol, with $5.2 million provided to individual claimants and $580,000 to community organizations that provided mental health and other services. The grantmaking process for organizations was managed through the Highland Park Community Foundation.
A second fund, the July 4th Recovery Fund, has been opened by the Highland Park Community Foundation to accept donations that will be used to address continuing mental health needs and other services resulting from the shooting.