Hope Fund

$202,022
$404,044
  • Goal: $1,000,000

The gray bar represents the current match. 

Almost $75,000 remains as a matched gift. Help us reach this goal and match the entire gift. Give today—it's a great opportunity to double your impact!


Even during this COVID-19 pandemic, as Christians we have hope—we know the end of the story. Christ lived, died, is risen and ascended, and is coming again. And he tells us, "Fear not!" Psalm 46 says, “Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way, and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”

Still, as Defender Nation rallies, it is becoming clear that many Dordt students will face significant challenges as they continue the pursuit of their degree at Dordt University.

"I decided to donate to the Hope Fund partially because I understand firsthand the financial hardships—and hardships in general—some may be facing right now. Dordt University is a large investment, but it has been so worth every penny in my 4 years there. I just wanted to give back to the community that I've grown so fond of and help members of that community continue to grow closer to our Lord, Jesus Christ."

—Catie Fagen (‘20)

Hope Fund

Sending students a message of hope, and making it possible for them to complete their degree at Dordt.

The Hope Fund was also recently featured on KCAU, you can watch that coverage here, and KTIV, you can watch that spot here

The NEED

Many of our 1,500 students have gone home to families whose work situations have been disrupted or have other difficult circumstances; as a result, some of these students are unsure if they’ll be able to continue attending Dordt.

Here are some of the situations our students are experiencing:

  • A student who is now the primary breadwinner for their family, as their parents have been laid off. This student is trying to work full-time at a low-paying job while also completing online coursework.
  • A student who is serving as caretaker for younger brothers and sisters while also trying to complete classes. This student has had to hide in a closet with their laptop to get alone time to complete their online coursework.
  • A student who is sleeping on friends’ couches and doesn’t have access to Internet or a reliable computer—all while trying to complete their degree.

That is why we have launched the Dordt University Hope Fund—to help Dordt students who have financial hardships due to COVID-19, to make it possible for every student to complete their degree at Dordt. By supporting our students today, we send them a message of hope.

Please consider supporting the Hope Fund financially. We appreciate your prayers for our students and for Dordt University in these challenging times.

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Dordt University
C/O Advancement
700 7th Street NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250