Community Foundation Holland/Zeeland

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Contact Ellie Davis, 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

News

Best Wishes Rashelle, and We're Hiring!

Best Wishes Rashelle, and We're Hiring!

Our amazing Vice President of Finance, Rashelle Wynegar, is transitioning from her role at CFHZ to use her skills working for the Red Cross national headquarters. While we are certainly excited for her personally, we are going to miss her immensely! We are now looking for a new teammate to help us meet our mission by ensuring the financial integrity of the Foundation. If you know someone with a strong financial skill set who wants to make a positive difference in our community, please encourage them to apply for our Director of Finance position.

Annual Luncheon Update

Annual Luncheon Update

The Annual Luncheon originally scheduled for Thursday, May 21 has been cancelled.

New Line of Credit Guarantee Program

New Line of Credit Guarantee Program

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area’s (CFHZ’s) Line of Credit (LOC) Guarantee Program allows nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are serving a charitable purpose in the greater Holland/Zeeland area, and had a 2019 operating budget in excess of $500,000 to apply to have a CFHZ guaranteed line of credit established through West Michigan Community Bank.

Ways to help: Our community response to COVID-19

Ways to help: Our community response to COVID-19

As the Coronavirus Disease continues to spread, community organizations are actively working to assist those impacted by the disease.

Best wishes Lina!

Best wishes Lina!

It is with a mixture of sadness and excitement that we write to share that our Communications Manager, Lina Pierson, has recently relocated out of state to pursue new opportunities. Luckily for us, Lina will continue in her role remotely through the end of February and beyond that, will still be sharing her phenomenal graphic design skills with us from afar.

Community's Endowment 2019 Impact

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area is pleased to announce the awarding of 17 grants totaling $568,604 from the Community’s Endowment in 2019.

Tips for Smart Year-End Charitable Giving

Tips for Smart Year-End Charitable Giving

It’s that special time of year that inspires gratitude and generosity for many. If you are considering how you will make a difference this year, consider these tips from the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area to make your charitable dollars go further.

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!

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