The HYP Fund

The HYP Fund is an endowed Donor Advised Fund held at the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area.

HOLLAND/ZEELAND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (HYP) MISSION STATEMENT: The Mission of Holland/Zeeland Young Professionals is to lead the effort to develop, establish, and promote opportunities for young professionals in West Michigan and enhance the region’s ability to attract and retain young professionals.

ENDOWMENT FUND MISSION STATEMENT: 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 HYP Fund grants include:


  • Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year Award
  • Step Up Summer Camp
  • West Coast Leadership Scholarship 


  • Culture Works Youth Advisory Council 
  • Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance Calling All Colors
  • West Coast Leadership Scholarship


  • Good Samaritan Industries' Circles program - Circles National Conference Attendance (2016)
  • Holland Rescue Mission's Gateway Center - Gateway Academy (2016)
  • Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway - Internship Program (2016)
  • Wet Feet/ACTS - technology upgrades for student job applications/GED completion (2015)
  • West Coast Leadership Scholarship

  • Kids' Food Basket - Internship Program (2015)
  • Hope College's Center for Faithful Leadership - Leadership Apprentice program (2015)
  • Latin Americans United for Progress - Adelante! Youth Leadership Development program - college visits (2015)
  • West Coast Leadership Scholarship

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

Copyright 2018. Holland/Zeeland Young Professionals

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software