Our Funds


The Legacy Fund is our savings account (endowment). This fund is designed to provide long-range support to the school by investing the funds, accruing interest and leaving the principal intact. It provides a perpetual source of funding necessary to address educational needs far into the future. An endowment gift is made with the understanding that the principal is continually preserved and a percentage of the investment income is spent annually. Gifts can be made to the Legacy Fund as a cash donation, in-kind gifts, stocks, funds transfers and estate planning. The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area serves as the fiscal agent for our endowment fund, The Legacy Fund.

The Direct Impact Fund is our checking account. Gifts to this fund ensure that the Foundation is able to provide funding for the annual grant cycles while we continue to save for the future. Our goal is to support yearly granting cycles of $50,000. Our annual fundraiser, The Fowl Play Dinner, helps to provide for this.

If you have questions or wish to discuss alternate ways to give to the Zeeland Education Foundation, please contact Nikki Kleinheksel or Sara Stevens at 616.748.3000 or zefdirectors@zps.org.