A Campaign to Support the Current and Future Success of our Nonprofit Sector

$1.7 Million Goal Reached!

Our local nonprofits are critical to our ability to create a fully thriving community for all who live and work in Holland and Zeeland. Investing in the health and strength of our local nonprofits meaningfully supports nonprofit leaders and organizations with the resources, information, and people to do their best work. 


We are grateful to the following individuals, families, and businesses who believed in our vision of a strong nonprofit sector.

Jim and Donna Brooks
Scott and Amanda Brooks
Tom and Sue Den Herder
Jeff and Kathy Disher
EV Construction
Fifth Third Bank
Mike and Rachel Goorhouse
Dick and Ethie Haworth
Mike and Colleen Hill
Charley and LeaAnne Janssen
Dave and Barb Janssen

Jay and Hazel Janssen Family Advised Fund
Jim and Mary Janssen
John and Sally Janssen
Micki Janssen
Elizabeth Kidd and David Hill
Diane and Larry Kooiker
Lakewood Construction
Sam and Jean Martin
Metal Flow Corporation
MillerKnoll Foundation
Haans and Anita Mulder
Carol and David Myers
Bob and Deb Sterken

Our Work in 2023

The success of the SNS campaign empowers us to increase our investments in the current and future success of our nonprofit sector to $204,000 this year.

We will continue to prioritize directing additional resources to field level capacity, leadership and talent, and direct technical assistance, all of which were elevated as top priorities through donor and nonprofit listening sessions that informed our SNS Campaign. There will be three significant areas of increased or new investment.

Increased support for Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance and Community SPOKE

The Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance and Community SPOKE lead local efforts to strengthen the nonprofit sector and continue to be our key partners in this work. They offer vital support to local nonprofit organizations and help grow and sustain relationships between nonprofits and the public and private sectors for the benefit of the entire community.

Establish a second cohort of the Nonprofit LEAD 24/7 program

Nonprofit LEAD 24/7 is a twelve-month immersive leadership program that initially launched for executive directors. The program welcomed its first cohort in 2020, and to date 17 leaders have completed the program. Based on feedback from participants and other nonprofit staff, it was clear that this type of leadership development could be highly useful for nonprofit management staff who aren’t executive directors but still serve in leadership roles. It is vital to invest in training leaders who are well positioned to step into executive director roles while also helping them gain meaningful new leadership skills and experiences for their current roles. The success of the SNS campaign allows for a second cohort of Nonprofit LEAD 24/7 in 2023 to meet this need.

Launch a technical assistance matching fund

This fund will support nonprofits that are pursuing outside consulting services to help them improve a specific area of their operations. This service was named by local donors and nonprofits as a value add for strengthening our nonprofit sector and has been successfully adopted by other communities in West Michigan. The matching nature of the fund ensures nonprofits’ own investment in the services they are seeking while also recognizing the heavy financial lift they represent and the need for outside resources to bring access within closer reach.

Have Questions?

For more information about the Strengthening the Nonprofit Sector campaign, contact Colleen Hill, VP of Development & Donor Services, via email or by calling 616-995-8853.