Community Foundation Holland/Zeeland

Building Our Community's Endowment

Building our Community’s Endowment ensures that Holland/Zeeland will always have philanthropic resources available to meet future community needs. No matter what the future holds, a gift to our Community’s Endowment will always remain relevant.

Today’s priorities may not be tomorrow’s, but our Community’s Endowment will always be here to address Holland/Zeeland’s pressing needs and promising opportunities, even as they change.

Our Community’s Endowment is comprised of Unrestricted Funds and Field of Interest Funds. These resources are pooled together to achieve greater impact both now and into the future. CFHZ uses a portion of these funds each year to invest in community change across a broad range of issue areas. 

We recognized really early on that the Community Foundation was the place locally that could make giving decisions for us long after we’re gone. A gift to the Community’s Endowment supports so many needs that we might not be aware of personally or as a company.

We also recognize that needs ten years from now may be very different than what they are today. Our Community’s Endowment will be here forever to respond to needs and opportunities as they arise, and that’s something worth supporting. 

- Leslie Brown, Chairman, Metal Flow Corporation

Did you know:

  • As part of our "Today. Tomorrow. Forever." campaign, we currently have matching opportunities available to those who give to our Community's Endowment, enabling your dollars to go further. 
    • Your gift will be matched by $1 for every $2 you give.
    • You can also leverage a $20,000 matching gift now if you commit to making a gift through your estate to our Community's Endowment. 
    • 77 individuals/couples have recently made this commitment and leveraged the $20,000 match. Will you consider joining them?

    Learn more: Contact Mike Goorhouse, President/CEO, at 616-994-8855 or via email.

Unrestricted Funds Overview

  • 87 funds

  • $12.4 million in assets

  • $425,000 in 2016 grants

  • $450,000 in 2016 gifts

Unrestricted Funds give CFHZ flexibility by allowing the Board of Trustees and staff to use their knowledge and expertise in determining which efforts or initiatives would be most impactful for the community. Unrestricted Funds address our community’s most pressing needs and promising opportunities.

View our existing Unrestricted Funds

Field of Interest Funds Overview

  • 50 funds

  • $5.75 million in assets

  • $205,000 in 2016 grants

  • $570,000 in 2016 gifts

Field of Interest Funds allow donors to identify an area of personal interest, such as the arts, economic development, education, the environment, health, housing, basic human services, seniors, or youth. Within that area of interest, the Foundation will identify the best philanthropic use of the fund’s distributions, now and into the future. 

View our existing Field of Interest Funds

Today. Tomorrow. Forever

Matching opportunities

See our progress towards  "Today. Tomorrow. Forever." campaign goals 

"Today. Tomorrow. Forever." Campaign Supporters

The following generous individuals/couples have made new estate gift commitments to our Community's Endowment as part of our "Today. Tomorrow. Forever." campaign and have leveraged the $20,000 match. We're currently at 77 new commitments towards our goal of 100.


  • Anonymous (21)
  • Robyn Allison
  • Tom and Deann Baumann
  • Ken and Patti Bing
  • Jim Bishop 
  • José and Juanita Bocanegra
  • Jim and Donna Brooks
  • Scott and Amanda Brooks 
  • Leslie Brown
  • Jim and Martie Bultman
  • Thomas and Susan Den Herder
  • Colette Volkema DeNooyer and Robert J. DeNooyer II
  • Barb and Chuck DePree
  • Lee and Linda DeVisser
  • Bret and Erin Docter
  • Stelios and Leslie Dokianakis
  • Alan and Marcia Elgersma
  • Jeff and Cherie Elhart
  • Tom and Tami Elhart
  • Wayne and Kathy Elhart
  • Scott and Jaclyn Geerlings
  • Mike and Rachel Goorhouse
  • Mark and Angela Harder
  • Scott and Emily Heerema
  • Eric and Melinda Heiberg
  • Doug and Mary-jo Iverson
  • Dave and Barb Janssen
  • Charley and LeaAnn Janssen
  • Micki Janssen
  • Bruce and Margie Johnson
  • Larry and Jeanie Koops
  • William and Jeanette Layman
  • Marcia M. and Richard M. Lievense
  • Jim and Sarah Lilly
  • Scott and Stacey Lubbers
  • Bruce and Linda McCombs
  • Sharon V. McManus
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Muzzy
  • Paul and Anne Nemschoff
  • Thomas M. and Marilyn J. Norman
  • David and Judith Nykamp
  • Scott and Mary Nykerk
  • Jeffrey and Rachel Palmer
  • John and Ann Query
  • Peter and Jill Rhoades
  • Carol R. Rickey
  • David J. Schipper
  • Scott and Jan Spoelhof
  • Robert and Deborah Sterken
  • Carol Tien Winslow
  • Margaret Van Grouw
  • Jerry (Ike) and Norma Vande Wege
  • William and Rita Vander Vliet
  • Julie and Howard Veneklasen
  • Nathaniel and Heather Volkema 
  • Ron and Mary Voss
  • Jim and Gail Wiersma 

Each year, we highlight the stories of some of the community members and companies that support our Community's Endowment. Read their stories below:


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