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United Way campaign wraps up with award night
Foundation: Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

Greater Ottawa County United Way wrapped up its annual community campaign at the Live United Celebration event at Spring Lake Country Club on Tuesday, March 20. Top-performing campaign companies,...more

Greater Ottawa United Way raised $2.3M in 2017
Foundation: Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area each received the 2018 Nonprofit Pinnacle of Partnership Award. The recipients of this award...more

High schoolers asked to apply to Youth Advisory Committee for Community Foundation of the ...
Foundation: Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area, Kellogg Foundation

The YAC program was established in 1991 through a challenge grant from the Michigan Community Foundation Youth Project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The mission of the YAC is to empower...more

Making friends on the playground: 17 schools get free 'buddy benches' from community

All the benches were gifted from donors who invested in the Wayne Elhart "be nice" Memorial Fund, as well as the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland area -- who provided matching...more

Local First awards Holland businesses, nonprofits
Foundation: Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

The Good for Employees award went to Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area, a nonprofit that empowers its employees by giving them a self-directed professional development budget where...more

Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area breaks the norm with endowment push
Foundation: Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

Conversations with donors about estate gifts can be long and drawn out affairs, but executives at the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area found a way to make those discussions easier and...more

Community Foundation offers help for local scholars
Foundation: Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

For Holland area scholars, there is financial assistance available to help with their education goals. The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area is encouraging graduating high school...more

Project on DeGraaf entrance to begin this year

Private donations, a grant from the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland area and city funds were used. In 2016, a trust fund grant was received from the Michigan Department of Natural...more

My Take: It's time to think about others
Foundation: Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

Many of us encounter these uplifting experiences as we move through our daily lives, however, my role as president of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area offers me the unique...more

Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area awards $109750 in grants
Foundation: Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

CFHZ gives grants each year in three rounds. Deadlines for 2018 competitive grant applications will be Jan. 15, May 14 and Sept. 10. Learn more at cfhz.org or contact Kidd at ekidd@cfhz.org or...more





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