We believe “philanthropy” covers a much broader spectrum than just financial support.  We are a grassroots organization built from collective, cooperative movement toward one goal – improving the community.  This means that volunteers are as important as monetary donations!  If you would like to promote the welfare of others with us, please consider volunteering or donating to the Holt Community Foundation today.


We believe “community” exists in two interconnected forms – structural and cultural.  Communities are groups of people who share something in common.  Community members can have a structural connection like place of residence.  For example, everyone who “lives in Holt” is part of the structural “Holt Community.”  Community members can also have a cultural connection.  We define culture as a shared set of norms, values, and beliefs.  Our values are: education, environment, research, equity, arts and music.  If you share our values then you are part of our community!

Community Partnerships

We value what is already being done in our community by other organizations and want to highlight the great work that they do!  We support the following groups and institutions that mirror our values:


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We use Kaushan Script and Tahoma.

Supporting Local Non-Profits

We think it is important that everyone know it is not difficult to file the paperwork necessary to establish a 501(c)(3) or “non-profit.”  In fact, the United Stated government made it easier to apply for tax-exempt status in 2016.  You can read more at any of the preceding links or click here.