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Community’s Endowment 2016 Impact

Published November 08, 2016

Our Community's Endowment has made a positive, lasting impact on a number of local nonprofits this year through competitive grant awards. From the Outdoor Discovery Center to Benjamin's Hope to the Holland Public Schools and many more...

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Congratulations 2016 Scholarship Recipients!

Published August 29, 2016

Congratulations 2016 Scholarship Recipients! The Community Foundation's scholarship funds awarded over $575,000 in scholarships to area students in 2016. Check out our scholarship publication to see photos of the students!

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Join us Thursday, September 15 for Our Annual Fall Celebration

Published August 13, 2016

Join us Thursday, September 15 for Our Annual Fall Celebration Join us on Thursday, September 15, 2016 for our Annual Fall Celebration event. This event is an important opportunity for our community to come together to support charitable giving and for CFHZ to build awareness about the work that we do to build our community’s endowment and help donors achieve their charitable goals. Visit cfhzevents.org for more details.

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Remembering Bill Vanderbilt: Remarks from Mike Goorhouse

Published April 26, 2016

Remembering Bill Vanderbilt: Remarks from Mike Goorhouse Bill’s formal involvement began in 1994 when he was hired as the first Executive Director of the Holland Community Foundation. At that point the Community Foundation managed 16 funds totaling $2 million in assets. By the time Bill retired in 2006 the Foundation was managing 316 funds totaling $26 million in assets. That represents a ten-fold increase in assets and a twenty-fold increase in the number of funds. But beyond the new dollars and funds, the key growth during Bill’s tenure was in awareness of the Community Foundation. Bill believed passionately in...

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$225,000 Awarded in 2016 from Community’s Endowment in first competitive grant round

Published March 28, 2016

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of 4 grants totaling $225,000 from the Community’s Endowment in the first competitive grant round of 2016.

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Request for Concepts for the Michigan Health Endowment Healthy Ottawa Fund

Published March 04, 2016

CFHZ and GHACF announce a Request for Concepts for the Michigan Health Endowment Healthy Ottawa Fund. The Michigan Health Endowment Healthy Ottawa Fund is a three year re-granting initiative made possible by a $330,000 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and $160,000 in leveraged funds from both community foundations

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CFHZ and GHACF Receive $330,000 Grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Published February 25, 2016

With the funds, GHACF and CFHZ will award grants to projects and programs which advance positive action on the priority issues identified in the Ottawa County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The focus areas include access to health care, mental health, and healthy behaviors, with special emphasis on projects that impact the seniors and youth in our community.

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