The mission of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area is to create lasting positive change. We work to build a permanent community endowment that supports high impact charitable projects, to help donors achieve their charitable goals, and to lead and partner in community level initiatives.
Our mission in four words:
- Community's Endowment
- Donor Services
Our Areas of Interest
Our areas of interest are:
- arts and culture
- community and economic development
- human services
Our grants are focused on partnering with nonprofits in seasons of growth or change where an extra infusion of resources from the Community Foundation can accelerate their impact. We monitor the ever-changing needs in our community and respond in ways that take advantage of opportunities to make the greatest difference.
We've been here locally, making grants for 65 years. Established in 1951, we are a 501(c)(3) dedicated to connecting community needs with the people and resources who can best meet them. We were founded as a vehicle that makes lasting, positive change in our community while maximizing donor tax benefits. We serve as stewards of over 500 funds entrusted to us by a diverse group of individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and organizations.
We professionally manage funds to protect and grow principal while maximizing income. We use this income to enhance quality of life in our community in ways that are compatible with donor wishes and Community Foundation goals.
Working together, we accomplish more. Below are some of our partners: