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

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

Unrestricted Funds Overview

  • 89 funds

  • $13.4 million in assets

  • $550,000 in 2017 grants

  • $520,000 in 2017 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

  • 51 funds

  • $7.7 million in assets

  • $580,000 in 2017 grants

  • $390,000 in 2017 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


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

STORIES OF GENEROSITY: COMMUNITY'S ENDOWMENT

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