Recent News & Events
CELEBRATING THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS: National Community Foundation Week
During the week of November 12-18, 2013, the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area (CFHZ) will join more than 750 community foundations across America for the 24th Annual Community Foundation Week to tell the stories of lives changed, jobs created, and communities transformed through philanthropy’s partnership with private and public community leaders and organizations. National Community Foundation Week was launched in 1989 through a proclamation by former president George H.W. Bush...
2014 Scholarship Application Deadlines
Applications for 2014 scholarships will be available in late December 2013. CFHZ awards over $435,000 in scholarships each year for students to pursue post-secondary education opportunities.
Join us on September 19th for our fall celebration!
Congratulations 2013 Scholarship Recipients!
The Community Foundation's scholarship funds awarded $438,080 in scholarships to area students in 2013. Check out our scholarship publication to see photos of the students!
You’re Invited: Presentation on Michigan’s Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
In 2006, Dr. Alice Larson published a first-of-its-kind report detailing migrant and seasonal farmworker populations throughout the state of Michigan. Seven years later, Dr. Larson returns to Michigan to highlight her latest findings and discuss what the data means for Michigan’s agricultural economy. This updated study was funded in part by a CFHZ grant. Join Dr. Alice Larson on Thursday, August 8th from 9am - 11am at the Herrick District Library as she presents her 2013 Update, Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Enumeration Profiles Study.
$250,000 Community Impact Grant to Project Clarity Announced
We are pleased to announce the awarding of the Community Foundation’s first Community Impact Grant, a board-directed larger investment that impacts the community as a whole. The grant will be made to Project Clarity: Restoring the Macatawa Watershed in the amount of $250,000. The Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG), a local non-profit outdoor education organization, will administer Project Clarity, a joint public and private five-year, $12 million program to clear up the lake by 70 percent...
“Windmill Island Gardens Future Fund” Established at CFHZ
The City of Holland recently established the Windmill Island Gardens Future Fund just as they unveiled their fresh vision for its future and their campaign for Windmill Island Gardens. Turning this vision into a reality will require a substantial community investment, and the Community Foundation is honored to steward the funds that will be raised for repairing and restoring our Dutch artifacts and increasing pedestrian accessibility. The Foundation has played a partnership role with the City on various fundraising projects since the Foundation was formed in 1951...