Hope Fund

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  • Goal: $1,000,000

Erin's story

Hear how the Hope Fund helped make Dordt possible for Erin and her family.


note from the President

“It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention. When I think of the Hope Fund, I believe crisis is the mother of great ideas. To be able to welcome students and say we will help you as best we’re able through the Hope Fund, is an incredible blessing. And I am overwhelmed by the generosity of Defender Nation.

So to those of you who have already given, thank you. To those of you who are still considering or may be considering again giving to the Hope Fund, I would encourage you to do so. Your money will get invested wisely in God’s kingdom and in the lives of our students. Your gift sends a message of hope. Please consider donating today.” —Erik Hoekstra, president


COVID-19 and its far-reaching effects are a daily reality for each of our 1500 students.

  • For students with immediate family members experiencing unemployment and financial instability, the future is uncertain.
  • For those facing unexpected health care expenses and treatment delays, the road is long and costly.
  • And for those who battle depression, stress, and anxiety, decreased service availability and resource limitations intensify the battle.

The Dordt University Hope Fund helps students who have and continue to experience financial hardship due to COVID-19. Each gift makes a direct impact. Providing students with financial assistance, mental health services, and learning accommodations, the Hope Fund helps make it possible for every student to attain their degree at Dordt.

Please consider supporting the Hope Fund financially. Your valued and faithful partnership with Dordt University sends a message of hope.

Give now

Checks may be made to:

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