Community Foundation Holland/Zeeland

Giving Through CFHZ

There's a variety of options for partnering with the Community Foundation. Giving through the Community Foundation is not complicated, nor does it require great wealth.

  • You can give a gift of any amount to our Community's Endowment.
  • You can give a gift of any amount to any of our 450+ existing funds.
  • You can start your own fund.
  • You can give through your will or estate plan.
  • The possibilities are endless and together, we give more.

Achieve Your Charitable Goals

Having a partner can often help make giving easier. CFHZ provides services to help you identify the best way to achieve your charitable plans. Our goals are to help you give the optimal asset and to support your giving so that you have confidence your dollars are being used in the most effective way possible. 

Our primary tools for achieving these goals are:

  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Nonprofit Endowment Funds
  • Scholarship Funds
  • Fiscal Sponsorships (Community Project Funds)


Have a cause that’s close to your heart? There’s probably a fund for that cause held at the Community Foundation. If there’s not a fund for your cause, you can start one. Through the Community Foundation, we, as a family and company, have established funds that will give to the community and other causes for many, many years. Our funds ensure that our employees and children have the opportunity to be involved in supporting the community well into their future. The Foundation makes the administration simple, and takes care of investing the funds so they can grow and be of even more benefit.

- Steve Van Heck, Smith Gas Liquids

Did you know:

In 2019:

  • our Donor Advised Funds represented $32.08 million in assets
  • we received $6.25 million in gifts to our Donor Advised Funds
  • our Donor Advised Funds distributed $4.6 million in grants back into the community

    Learn more: Contact Colleen Hill,  Vice President of Development and Donor Services, at 616-994-8853 or via email.

Types of Donor Service Funds:

Donor Advised Funds

  • 177 funds

  • $32.08 million in assets

  • $4.6 million in 2019 grants

  • $6.25 million in 2019 gifts

Donors enjoy administrative convenience, cost savings and tax advantages by giving through a Donor Advised Fund. Each year, they recommend the nonprofit organizations in which they want to invest, and CFHZ staff do all the work in administering the grants.

Learn more

View our existing Donor Advised Funds


Nonprofit Funds

  • 202 funds

  • $27.6 million in assets

  • $7.13 million in 2019 grants

  • $3.95 million in 2019 gifts

Nonprofit Funds benefit a pre-determined nonprofit by providing ongoing support. CFHZ handles investment management and administrative responsibilities allowing the organization to focus on their mission. 

Learn more

View our existing nonprofit endowment funds


Scholarship Funds

  • 104 funds

  • $8.69 million in assets

  • $800,000 in 2019 scholarships

  • $1.2 million in 2019 gifts

Scholarship Funds are established to honor loved ones, inspire young people and to invest in the community’s future. 

Learn more

View our existing scholarship funds


Fiscal Sponsorships (Community Project Funds)

  • 10 funds
  • $1.08 million in assets
  • $230,000 in 2019 grants
  • $600,000 in 2019 gifts

As a fiscal sponsor, CFHZ accepts donations and makes distributions on behalf of local initiatives.

View our existing community project funds

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