Who We Are

About the Holland Center

Located in Scottsdale and serving the communities of North Scottsdale, Cave Creek, and Carefree, the Holland Center is a unique partnership dedicated to enriching the Desert Foothills community by celebrating arts and culture, treasuring our desert environment, assisting those in need, and encouraging lifelong learning. The Holland Center provides support, opportunity, and connection for area residents through a diverse array of programs, ranging from intriguing classes to fine arts exhibits to community theatre and beyond. We also offer six well-equipped rooms available to rent for various community events.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Holland Center is proud to receive 100% of our funding through the generosity of our donors; we do not receive any support from government entities. We are ever-grateful for our donors and are passionate about maximizing our funds to enhance quality of life for all residents in our community. To find out how you can support the Holland Center, please visit our donation page.

Our Mission

The mission of the Holland Center is to drive community enrichment through arts, education, and community service programs for all generations.

Our Vision

A vibrant community celebrating art and culture, treasuring our desert environment, assisting those in need, and engaging in lifelong learning and healthy lifestyles.

Inception and History

The Foothills Community Foundation (FCF) was formed in 1986 through a merger of the Foothills Future Committee and the Carefree Improvement Association. In its early years, FCF quickly launched a variety of community enrichment programs, including a speaker series, a water study, and the Holiday Project, which later became the Foothills Food Bank. By 1996, FCF had assisted in developing what is now the Desert Foothills Land Trust and incorporated the Desert Foothills Theater. In 2002 MusicFest was spun off from FCF, and the Foothills Caring Corps established itself as its own organization in 2008.

In 2009, FCF partnered with Paradise Valley Community College and generous donors, to build a community center on their new Black Mountain campus next to the YMCA. Today, the Holland Center continues to support a variety of community enrichment services and programs, including the Desert Foothills Theater, the Desert Awareness Committee, the Holland Gallery of Fine Art, and more. From preserving our beautiful desert from encroachment to providing activities for seniors to supporting education for youth and adults alike, the Holland Center is committed to enhancing quality of life in our community.

The Future

As we look towards the future, our focus is always on maximizing our resources for the benefit of the Desert Foothills region. We are continuously refining our program offerings and look forward to growing the Holland Center’s identity as an independent resource for our community.


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