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.