Foundation / Corporation
Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area (CFHZ)
Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations, schools, municipalities, and other government agencies to benefit communities in the greater Holland and Zeeland area. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding may be requested for a broad range of areas, including community and economic development, arts and culture, environment, health, human services, education, seniors, youth, and housing.
Requests for the following purposes are eligible to apply for funding through CFHZ’s Competitive Grant Program:
-New programs for one-time and ongoing expenses
-Existing programs for one-time expenses
-Research and planning
-Emergency requests for one-time expenses
For details on each of the eligible purposes, see the Grant Guidelines page: http://www.cfhz.org/grantguidelines
In considering eligible requests, CFHZ gives priority to proposals that are:
-Core to the organization’s mission;
-Will have a lasting impact;
-Represent a turning or pivot point for the organization.
CFHZ also looks for proposals which:
-Bring evidence-based models from other communities to the Holland/Zeeland area or pioneer creative, new ways to address local needs or opportunities
-Are of a collaborative nature leveraging the strengths of different organizations to maximize community impact
-Focus on prevention
-Have a plan to obtain the necessary additional funding to implement and sustain the project (CFHZ should not be the sole funder for a new program)
-Leverage matching funds from sources outside of the Holland/Zeeland area
-Have a significant impact relative to the amount of funding requested
-Address an important community need
-Reflect an organizational commitment to evaluate and quantify success and outcomes
-Demonstrate organizational capacity to successfully implement the proposed project or program as measured by: financial stability, leadership capacity, and record of successful project/program delivery
GrantWatch ID#: 156671
-Capital: Up to $40,000
-New programs for one-time and ongoing expenses: Maximum total of $75,000
-Existing programs for one-time expenses: Up to $40,000
-Research and planning: Up to $25,000
-Evaluation: Maximum total of $50,000
-Emergency requests for one-time expenses: Up to $40,000
Capital: One time funding is available.
New programs for one-time and ongoing expenses: Applicants are eligible for multi-year funding for a period of up to three years.
Existing programs for one-time expenses: One time funding is available.
Research and planning: One time funding is available.
Evaluation: Applicants are eligible for multi-year funding for a period of up to three years.
Emergency requests for one-time expenses: One time funding is available.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Elizabeth Kidd, Vice President of Community Impact
Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area
85 East 8th Street, Suite 110
Holland, MI 49423
USA: Michigan: Greater Holland/Zeeland Area