Grant applications are due December 1st! 

HYP is actively accepting Grant Request Applications for funding from our HYP Endowment Fund. The HYP Endowment Fund is a fund at the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland AreaSince 2009, the HYP Fund has granted over $30,000 to local nonprofits that provide and encourage leadership development. 

2018 Grant Applications will be accepted through midnight on December 1, 2018.

Please fill out the online application on our website and email a copy of your non-profit status or tax id number and your electronic signature to Only 501c3 nonprofit organizations are eligible for funding.

HYP Grant awards are made once annually, averaging around $5,000, with individual funding amounts ranging from $500 - $2,500.


Inside HYP: Holland Rescue Mission's Gateway Center

Join us 11:30AM–1PM on December 4th for an Inside HYP event at the Holland Rescue Mission's Gateway Center!

HRM’s Gateway Center is a Christ-centered work training and recovery program, focused on helping men and women overcome addiction, continued homelessness, unemployment and other life-controlling issues. The Gateway Center is a retail store and donation processing center. Participants in the Gateway Program (referred to as “students”) work within the retail sales and processing setting to gain the skills needed to transition to long-term employment and independent living.

Lunch will be provided! Please RSVP BY 11/28.



What do Ready for School and the redevelopment of the Holland Civic Center have in common?

Innovation unleashed.

This year’s event features experts who will explore the brain science and civic conditions necessary for big, bold ideas to flourish.

For the last eight years, our Annual Breakfast has attracted nearly 350 attendees representing business, health care, faith, early care and education, government and the wider public. The event celebrates what’s possible in a community that elevates early learning.


Dr. Sonja Trent-Brown, Chief Officer for Culture and Inclusion, The John H. and Jeanne Jacobson Professor of Psychology, Hope College

Ken Sikkema, Senior Policy Fellow, Public Sector Consultants

Laura Jana, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, Author, and Connector of Dots, Penn State’s Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Founder - Jana Ventures, Inc & Amazing Me Books, LLC


Special Thanks to our 2018 HYP Partners for your support!

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