The HYP Fund

The HYP Fund is an endowed donor-advised fund held at the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area.

To support organizations that provide and encourage leadership development throughout the greater Holland area.


  • To encourage philanthropy from Holland’s young professionals in order to perpetuate the philanthropic tradition that makes our community unique.
  • To create a lasting legacy of HYP.
  • To give HYP a focused community involvement/philanthropic goal, while still allowing for diverse avenues of giving.

Some of the organizations that have benefited recently from 2015 and 2016 HYP Fund grants include:

  • Good Samaritan Industries' Circles program - Circles National Conference Attendance (2016)
  • Holland Rescue Mission's Gateway Center - Gateway Academy (2016)
  • Hope College's Center for Faithful Leadership - Leadership Apprentice program (2015)
  • Kids' Food Basket - Internship Program (2015)
  • Latin Americans United for Progress - Adelante! Youth Leadership Development program - college visits (2015)
  • Michigan West Coast Chamber Foundation - West Coast Leadership Program - HYP Scholarship (annual)
  • Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway - Internship Program (2016)
  • Wet Feet/ACTS - technology upgrades for student job applications/GED completion (2015)

The primary way that HYP fundraises for the HYP Fund each year is through annual sponsorships from local businesses.

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