The Hope Fund

The foundation of giving to Hope College starts with the Hope Fund.

Financial gifts of any size, no matter how big or small, are accepted as yearly donations to enhance the campus atmosphere and student life at Hope.  Annual Hope Fund gifts are used to construct a unique and individualized Hope College experience for each student and in the past have been used for financial aid, technology upgrades, student life programs, and campus facility improvements.

More than 8,000 alumni, parents, friends, businesses, churches, and other organizations join together each year to build The Hope Fund into a vital source of unrestricted revenue that accounts for a portion of the college’s annual operating budget.  With Hope Fund gifts, the college can continue to provide excellent academics and quality co-curricular activities by filling funding gaps that tuition and fees don’t cover.

During the next year, when you give to The Hope Fund, you are also making a gift to the A Greater Hope campaign.  This ongoing comprehensive campaign aims to strengthen the college’s endowment, construct several new buildings, and meet students’ immediate needs.  The Hope Fund is the foundation of this campaign and is the component that provides annual support for student scholarships and programming. 

"I support the Hope Fund because I believe that it is a simple, yet powerful way to give back to an amazing community and college that has transformed my life." Andrew '00


Donors who have given to The Hope Fund for three or more consecutive years are designated as Hope Builders in the Hope College Annual Report.  This commitment to loyal and faithful giving builds a greater Hope for years to come.

Please join in building Hope for the next generation of students – give to the Hope Fund and become a Hope Builder.  Then, together, we can secure the foundation of Hope’s mission to educate students for lives of leadership and service and build a greater Hope for the future.