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2020 Operating Grants

Earlier this year, as the impacts of COVID-19 reached our community, the CFHZ Board of Trustees elected to pivot our planned strategy for our Community's Endowment. As part of this new strategy, they decided to designate a portion of our available funding for the year for operating support for those organizations that would not receive funding through our efforts with the Emergency Human Needs Fund and Community Stabilization Fund. Historically, CFHZ has been committed to funding across a broad range of community issues and the board wanted to continue to demonstrate that commitment.  

CFHZ proudly announces a new set of investments in our community: $150,000 in operating grants to 23 of our nonprofit partners. These one-time operating grants are targeted to partners that CFHZ has previously invested in through the Community’s Endowment, but that have not received significant funding through our other grantmaking strategies in 2020.

These are organizations whose core services might not be focused on the unique challenges caused by COVID-19, but are integral for the community’s ability to thrive long-term. They have been impacted by the changing dynamics around fundraising events and fee-for-service revenue generation, but they haven’t yet benefited from the increase in support CFHZ has provided to so many other nonprofits in this unique year. As a Community Foundation focused not only on Today and Tomorrow, but also focused on Forever, we want to invest in these organizations’ ability to navigate this challenging year while keeping their capacity high for the long-term. These investments are only made possible by the generous gifts of thousands of people who contributed over the past 70 years to our Community's Endowment. 

$10,000 each to these 10 organizations:

  • 70 x 7 Life Recovery                     
  • Benjamin’s Hope                   
  • Compassionate Heart Ministries                     
  • Evergreen Commons                   
  • Goodwill Industries of West Michigan                     
  • Holland Area Arts Council                     
  • Holland Historical Trust                     
  • Ladder Homes                     
  • Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity                   
  • Latin Americans United for Progress

$5,000 each to these 7 organizations:                  

  • Camp Sunshine                     
  • Critter Barn                     
  • Disability Network Lakeshore                     
  • Hospice of Holland                    
  • Jubilee Ministries                     
  • Pioneer Resources                     
  • Zeeland Historical Society

$2,500 each to these 6 neighborhood-based organizations:                    

  • 3Sixty                     
  • Heights of Hope                   
  • Neighbors Plus                   
  • Washington School Neighbors                   
  • Westcore Neighbors                   
  • Zeeland Neighborhood Connections 


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