Community Foundation Holland/Zeeland

For more information or media questions:

Contact Lina Pierson, Communications Associate at 616-994-8854 or via email.


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Publications

  • Giving Matters, featuring stories of generosity that highlight some of your fellow community members who support the Foundation. You can even browse by fund type.
  • Giving Impact, featuring the latest stories of impact that our Community's Endowment has had on local nonprofits.
  • Giving Guidance, featuring charitable advice from our staff and area professional advisors.


Below, you can find our recent press releases and updates.

News

Community's Endowment 2018 Impact

Our Community's Endowment has made a positive, lasting impact on 12 local nonprofits this year through competitive grant awards in the amount of $550,200.

Top 10 Reasons to Establish a Donor Advised Fund

Get the most out of your charitable contributions with a Donor Advised Fund, the fastest-growing giving method in the nation. The reasons Donor Advised Funds are so popular are numerous and growing. Here are our top 10 reasons why you should consider using a Donor Advised Fund for your own charitable giving.

The Good News for Charitable Giving

The Good News for Charitable Giving

’Tis the season when many people are considering their year-end charitable giving. It is our favorite time of year at the Community Foundation because we never cease to be inspired by the generosity in our community. This year many are considering the new landscape laid out by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (The Act) signed into law in December of 2017 as they determine how and how much they are going to give this year.

A Growing Promise

A Growing Promise

Thank you to all who were able to attend our "A Growing Promise" Fall Celebration Event. It truly was an incredible night filled with delicious food, great people, and an inspirational program. Together, we celebrated our community's generosity and increased awareness about the exceptional work happening with the Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship.

Join us for our 2018 Fall Celebration Event on September 13th!

Join us for our 2018 Fall Celebration Event on September 13th!

We hope you'll plan to join us on September 13th for A Growing Promise with the Community Foundation, a fall celebration event that you won't want to miss!

Bret Docter – Our New 2018–19 Board Chair

Bret Docter – Our New 2018–19 Board Chair

The Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area elected a new slate of officers during its annual meeting held on May 22, 2018. Elected as Board Chair is Bret Docter, Owner of Property Quest, LLC.

Welcome, Colleen Hill!

Welcome, Colleen Hill!

CFHZ has hired veteran fundraiser Colleen Hill as Vice President of Development and Donor Services.

Join us for our 2018 Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, May 16th!

Join us for our 2018 Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, May 16th!

Join us on Wednesday, May 16th at 11:30am to hear from President/CEO Mike Goorhouse and Vice President Elizabeth Kidd. Registration required - register now!

We're hiring a Vice President of Development and Donor Services

Are you passionate about working with individuals, families and companies to help make a positive difference in our community and beyond? The Community Foundation is looking for a new Vice President of Development and Donor Services to do just that. Read more and view the position.

Housing Next Hires Director to Champion Affordable Housing

Housing Next Hires Director to Champion Affordable Housing

It takes a person with a special skillset and experience base to lead an effort like this and we are fortunate to have found that person in Ryan Kilpatrick.

Community's Endowment 2017 Impact

Our Community's Endowment has made a positive, lasting impact on a number of local nonprofits this year through competitive grant awards in the amount of $494,750.

Celebrating the completion of our Today. Tomorrow. Forever. Campaign for our Community's Endowment

Thursday, September 14, 2017 was an unprecedented evening in our 65-year history on three fronts. We announced our campaign completion and largest grant at our largest event in history.

Congratulations, Nicole! (and we're hiring!)

Congratulations, Nicole! (and we're hiring!)

We're hiring! Our Communications Manager, Nicole Paquette, has recently accepted a position at the Communities Foundation of Texas in Dallas. Nicole’s new opportunity leads us to look for a new teammate.

President/CEO Mike Goorhouse to co-chair Housing Next Leadership Council

President/CEO Mike Goorhouse to co-chair Housing Next Leadership Council

Housing Next Leadership Council Formed and the First Order of Business is Hiring a Housing Champion

Mark Harder - our new 2017-18 Board Chair

Mark Harder - our new 2017-18 Board Chair

The Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area elected a new slate of officers during its 2017 annual meeting. Elected as Board Chair is Mark K. Harder, a partner with the law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

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