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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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“Today. Tomorrow. Forever.” Campaign Update

Published February 18, 2016

“Today. Tomorrow. Forever.” Campaign Update Just five short months ago, we unveiled "Today. Tomorrow. Forever. A Campaign for our Community's Endowment." We were thrilled to have 550 community partners and leaders in attendance at our event launch, and we're just as thrilled to now be halfway through our campaign efforts!

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Recent Grant Spotlight: $30,000 awarded to Renew Therapeutic Riding Center

Published February 16, 2016

Recent Grant Spotlight: $30,000 awarded to Renew Therapeutic Riding Center Renew Therapeutic Riding Center received a $30,000 competitive grant award in 2015 from our Community’s Endowment towards its capital campaign for a new and expanded facility to meet the growing need for year-long services of equine assisted activities and therapies for adults and children with special needs.

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“Today. Tomorrow. Forever.” Campaign Update

Published November 25, 2015

“Today. Tomorrow. Forever.” Campaign Update We are pleased to share with you that the response to our efforts has been nothing short of amazing. Together, we've raised $640,000 in "today" commitments, and 27 individuals/couples have submitted their "tomorrow" commitments to our Community's Endowment through their estate plans.

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