Community Foundation Holland/Zeeland

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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.

Print Newsletters


 

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

News

Celebrating Ripples of Hope for Mental Health

Celebrating Ripples of Hope for Mental Health

Mental health is on the minds and hearts of many Holland/Zeeland area community members these days for good reason. From 2016 to 2022, CFHZ has committed more than $750,000 to ten different organizations to meet the rising need for mental health services, counseling, and suicide prevention for community members of all ages and demographics.

2019 Competitive Grants Round 2

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area is pleased to announce the awarding of 6 grants totaling $237,000 from the Community’s Endowment in the second competitive grant round of 2019.

2019 Competitive Grants Round 1

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area is pleased to announce the awarding of 6 grants totaling $214,000 from our Community’s Endowment in the first competitive grant round of 2019.

Join us at our Fall Celebration of Philanthropy on September 12!

Join us at our Fall Celebration of Philanthropy on September 12!

Celebrate our community's generosity while enjoying grazing-style dining from a number of the area's best restaurants, bakeries, and caterers at a NEW location!

Three new members elected to CFHZ Board of Trustees

Three new members elected to CFHZ Board of Trustees

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area’s Board of Trustees recently elected three new members. Lucia Rios, Tom DenHerder, and Ryan Lindberg were all elected during the Board’s annual meeting held on May 28.

We're hiring an Administrative Assistant!

We're hiring an Administrative Assistant!

Do you have an eye for detail, love working with people and want to be part of an organization making a positive difference in our community? The Community Foundation is looking for a new Administrative Assistant to do just that.

Join us for our 2019 Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, May 22!

Join us for our 2019 Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, May 22!

Join us on Wednesday, May 22 at 11:00 am to hear from President/CEO, Mike Goorhouse, Vice President, Elizabeth Kidd, and Executive Director of the Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance, Patrick Cisler. Registration required — register now!

2018 Year in review – A letter from our President/CEO

2018 Year in review – A letter from our President/CEO

We were astounded and humbled by the deep generosity of many in our community as we received close to $20 million in contributions to Donor Service funds here at CFHZ. These gifts ranged in size from $25 to $7 million, and combined with nearly $1 million in gifts to our Community’s Endowment, led to CFHZ’s 2018 contributions totaling close to $21 million. That is more than double our previous high of $9.7 million!

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.

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