Community Foundation of Greater Flint

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10/07/2021
Art of Philanthropy

Join us tomorrow as we celebrate our common humanity by honoring those who contribute to the success of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. To ensure guest safety, the event is now virtual and we invite you to watch from the comfort of your home on Facebook or YouTube. The virtual program will begin at 7:00 pm.

President & CEO Isaiah M. Oliver will be joining other Community Foundation colleagues from the field for an engaging co...
10/05/2021

President & CEO Isaiah M. Oliver will be joining other Community Foundation colleagues from the field for an engaging conversation "Sustainable Funding: Connecting and Strategizing with Community Foundations" on October 7 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM. To attend and for more information visit: events.umich.edu/event/87209

President & CEO Isaiah M. Oliver will be joining other Community Foundation colleagues from the field for an engaging conversation "Sustainable Funding: Connecting and Strategizing with Community Foundations" on October 7 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM. To attend and for more information visit: events.umich.edu/event/87209

CFGF is an inaugural recipient of a Community Grant from Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand as part of its Black Commun...
09/30/2021
Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand Deliver $1 Million to Communities Fighting Racism

CFGF is an inaugural recipient of a Community Grant from Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand as part of its Black Community Commitment Grant Program. Funding will be used for the Flint Neighborhood Oral History Project, a partnership between CFGF, Sloan Museum of Discovery, Neighborhood Engagement Hub, and the University of Michigan-Flint. The city-wide, year-long project creates active conversations with community members by listening to Flint citizens and creating a candid history of this complex city.

Seeking racial justice through hyper-local solutions, the Brand announced 18 recipients of its 2021 Black Community Commitment grant award.

The YMCA of Greater Flint is offering a free afterschool program at Cathedral of Faith specifically around mitigating le...
09/29/2021

The YMCA of Greater Flint is offering a free afterschool program at Cathedral of Faith specifically around mitigating learning loss due to Covid19. The program is open to 3rd and 4th graders. There are still open spaces available!

The YMCA of Greater Flint is offering a free afterschool program at Cathedral of Faith specifically around mitigating learning loss due to Covid19. The program is open to 3rd and 4th graders. There are still open spaces available!

The Flushing Area Community Fund met a new milestone with over $50,000 in grants made in support of Flushing area nonpro...
09/24/2021

The Flushing Area Community Fund met a new milestone with over $50,000 in grants made in support of Flushing area nonprofits since the Fund was established in 1997. Grants totaling $6,990 were advised this year to support basic needs for families, wellness opportunities for seniors, park improvements, and youth health. A big thanks to our grant partners, Flushing Christian Outreach; Flushing Senior Center; Flushing Township; and Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation!

The Flushing Area Community Fund met a new milestone with over $50,000 in grants made in support of Flushing area nonprofits since the Fund was established in 1997. Grants totaling $6,990 were advised this year to support basic needs for families, wellness opportunities for seniors, park improvements, and youth health. A big thanks to our grant partners, Flushing Christian Outreach; Flushing Senior Center; Flushing Township; and Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation!

Next week on September 29th join us for: Owning Our Truths Racial Healing Story Circle! This is a unique opportunity to ...
09/23/2021

Next week on September 29th join us for: Owning Our Truths Racial Healing Story Circle! This is a unique opportunity to address our trauma, foster individual and collective healing, and tell our stories. Because of the nature of this event, it will not be broadcast live on Facebook and is only accessible via this Zoom link(bit.ly/trhthealingcircle). Join us at 5 pm next Wednesday for a 3-hour healing session!

Next week on September 29th join us for: Owning Our Truths Racial Healing Story Circle! This is a unique opportunity to address our trauma, foster individual and collective healing, and tell our stories. Because of the nature of this event, it will not be broadcast live on Facebook and is only accessible via this Zoom link(bit.ly/trhthealingcircle). Join us at 5 pm next Wednesday for a 3-hour healing session!

Join Community Read for the 2021-2022 read, "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson. Discussions beg...
09/21/2021

Join Community Read for the 2021-2022 read, "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson. Discussions begin in October and book distribution will happen this Saturday, September 25 at the Flint Farmers Market from 11 am to 5 pm. To attend discussions, register here: bit.ly/communityread2021

Over the past six weeks, CFGF staff has been reading and discussing “The Sum of Us” by Heather McGhee. McGhee examines t...
09/13/2021

Over the past six weeks, CFGF staff has been reading and discussing “The Sum of Us” by Heather McGhee. McGhee examines the cost of racism using zero-sum theory with examples throughout history of where if we all banded together we could all prosper together. Have you read “The Sum of Us”? If so, let us know what you thought in the comments. If not, you can pick up a copy today at Comma Bookstore & Social Hub.

Over the past six weeks, CFGF staff has been reading and discussing “The Sum of Us” by Heather McGhee. McGhee examines the cost of racism using zero-sum theory with examples throughout history of where if we all banded together we could all prosper together. Have you read “The Sum of Us”? If so, let us know what you thought in the comments. If not, you can pick up a copy today at Comma Bookstore & Social Hub.

A $25,000 grant from CFGF supported the MADE Institute and its partnership with The Porch Project. MADE clients learn sk...
09/09/2021
M.A.D.E. Institute, Front Porch Project team up to rebuild dozens of front porches in Flint

A $25,000 grant from CFGF supported the MADE Institute and its partnership with The Porch Project. MADE clients learn skilled trades, including how to build porches, expanding the number of porches rehabbed in Flint this summer.

The end result is newly built front porches that not only benefit residents, but also the men and women helping to get the job done.

Development Officer, Kenneth Vaughn, is one of the newest additions to the Community Foundation team. We welcome him bac...
09/08/2021
Flint native learned -- and is committed to spreading -- the idea of giving back to the community

Development Officer, Kenneth Vaughn, is one of the newest additions to the Community Foundation team. We welcome him back home to Flint and Genesee County with open arms and look forward to him sharing his expertise and working with our Development team!

“My job is to help create opportunities for kids who don’t have those opportunities, so that they can secure the funding and support they deserve.”

Congratulations to the North Flint Food Market, which held its grand opening this week. CFGF has supported this effort t...
09/02/2021
Officials break ground on new North Flint Food Market

Congratulations to the North Flint Food Market, which held its grand opening this week. CFGF has supported this effort through a number of grants totaling $640,000. More than 900 people have already signed up to be members of this co-op store. For more information or to join, visit https://www.northflintfoodmarket.org/.

The North Flint Food Market is one step closer to becoming a reality, with local and state officials breaking ground on the building Monday.

Please join us for our September Tendaji Talks - Racism and Owning Our Local Economy with Pastor Flynn. See the attached...
09/01/2021

Please join us for our September Tendaji Talks - Racism and Owning Our Local Economy with Pastor Flynn. See the attached flyer for zoom links and time.

Please join us for our September Tendaji Talks - Racism and Owning Our Local Economy with Pastor Flynn. See the attached flyer for zoom links and time.

CFGF President and CEO Isaiah Oliver and Flint native Jonathan Quarles have an incredible opportunity during SXSW 2022. ...
08/17/2021

CFGF President and CEO Isaiah Oliver and Flint native Jonathan Quarles have an incredible opportunity during SXSW 2022. For those of you who don’t know, SXSW is a preeminent platform for innovators, game-changers, and out-of-the-box thinkers. It is held every year in Austin, Texas and some of the content is chosen through a community vote on the Panelpicker platform.

Our Panelpicker proposal is about the changing and fascinating role of philanthropy in urban cities – “The Hard Reset: Philanthropy in Urban Cities”.

Please follow the steps in this post to VOTE for them. Voting is open until August 26th. Link to VOTE: https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/113812

CFGF President and CEO Isaiah Oliver and Flint native Jonathan Quarles have an incredible opportunity during SXSW 2022. For those of you who don’t know, SXSW is a preeminent platform for innovators, game-changers, and out-of-the-box thinkers. It is held every year in Austin, Texas and some of the content is chosen through a community vote on the Panelpicker platform.

Our Panelpicker proposal is about the changing and fascinating role of philanthropy in urban cities – “The Hard Reset: Philanthropy in Urban Cities”.

Please follow the steps in this post to VOTE for them. Voting is open until August 26th. Link to VOTE: https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/113812

Wanda Harden is a longtime volunteer of CFGF and a former trustee. Wanda has served on many advisory committees of CFGF ...
08/13/2021

Wanda Harden is a longtime volunteer of CFGF and a former trustee. Wanda has served on many advisory committees of CFGF including the Flint Kids Fund, Arthur L. Tuuri Health Fund, Flint Women and Girls Fund, and the Literacy for Life Fund. Wanda and her husband Willie established the Willie and Wanda Harden Fund in 2019 to support the operations of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. The couple also joined the Legacy Society, making a commitment in their estate plan to leave a gift to the community through CFGF. We thank Wanda for her commitment of time, talent, and treasure to support the community.

Wanda Harden is a longtime volunteer of CFGF and a former trustee. Wanda has served on many advisory committees of CFGF including the Flint Kids Fund, Arthur L. Tuuri Health Fund, Flint Women and Girls Fund, and the Literacy for Life Fund. Wanda and her husband Willie established the Willie and Wanda Harden Fund in 2019 to support the operations of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. The couple also joined the Legacy Society, making a commitment in their estate plan to leave a gift to the community through CFGF. We thank Wanda for her commitment of time, talent, and treasure to support the community.

DeAndra Larkin is a volunteer of CFGF and current Chair of the Flint Women and Girls Fund Advisory Committee. She leads ...
08/12/2021

DeAndra Larkin is a volunteer of CFGF and current Chair of the Flint Women and Girls Fund Advisory Committee. She leads a committee of 17 women who advise grants to encourage the advancement and full participation of women and girls in society by promoting the removal of barriers to their economic, educational, physical, emotional, social, artistic, and personal growth. DeAndra and her family recently founded two donor-advised funds — each named the Herman A. and Vancie McCain, Jr. Family Fund — one endowed, one non-endowed, honoring her late grandfather and grandmother.

DeAndra Larkin is a volunteer of CFGF and current Chair of the Flint Women and Girls Fund Advisory Committee. She leads a committee of 17 women who advise grants to encourage the advancement and full participation of women and girls in society by promoting the removal of barriers to their economic, educational, physical, emotional, social, artistic, and personal growth. DeAndra and her family recently founded two donor-advised funds — each named the Herman A. and Vancie McCain, Jr. Family Fund — one endowed, one non-endowed, honoring her late grandfather and grandmother.

To preserve Dr. Burtley’s legacy in the community, his family established the Dr. Nathel Burtley Leadership and Racial E...
08/11/2021

To preserve Dr. Burtley’s legacy in the community, his family established the Dr. Nathel Burtley Leadership and Racial Equity Fund. The Fund supports the development of diverse leaders to increase racial equity for the betterment of the entire Flint community. Give at cfgf.org/BurtleyFund.

To preserve Dr. Burtley’s legacy in the community, his family established the Dr. Nathel Burtley Leadership and Racial Equity Fund. The Fund supports the development of diverse leaders to increase racial equity for the betterment of the entire Flint community. Give at cfgf.org/BurtleyFund.

Dolores Ennis served as a CFGF trustee and board chair, volunteer, and was bestowed the Libby Award for her philanthropi...
08/10/2021

Dolores Ennis served as a CFGF trustee and board chair, volunteer, and was bestowed the Libby Award for her philanthropic endeavors focused on women and girls. The Dolores Ennis Fund of the Flint Area Education Foundation supports scholarships for graduating high school students.

Dolores Ennis served as a CFGF trustee and board chair, volunteer, and was bestowed the Libby Award for her philanthropic endeavors focused on women and girls. The Dolores Ennis Fund of the Flint Area Education Foundation supports scholarships for graduating high school students.

The Flint Area Chapter of The Links Incorporated, an international organization of professional women dedicated to servi...
08/09/2021

The Flint Area Chapter of The Links Incorporated, an international organization of professional women dedicated to service and creating opportunities for their communities established The Links, Incorporated Flint Area (MI) Chapter Flint Kids Matter Fund. The fund provides support of critical public health, medical, and community-based services and interventions that address and mitigate the short and long-term impacts experienced by Flint children exposed to lead.

The Flint Area Chapter of The Links Incorporated, an international organization of professional women dedicated to service and creating opportunities for their communities established The Links, Incorporated Flint Area (MI) Chapter Flint Kids Matter Fund. The fund provides support of critical public health, medical, and community-based services and interventions that address and mitigate the short and long-term impacts experienced by Flint children exposed to lead.

The Alpha Esquires Fund was established by founding member Robert Matthews along with Adrian Jones, Omar Sims, Phil Shal...
08/06/2021

The Alpha Esquires Fund was established by founding member Robert Matthews along with Adrian Jones, Omar Sims, Phil Shaltz and Samuel Wells. The Fund benefits the Esquire Mentoring & Leadership Program c/o Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Epsilon Upsilon Lambda Chapter, Flint. Give at cfgf.org/alphaesquires.

The Alpha Esquires Fund was established by founding member Robert Matthews along with Adrian Jones, Omar Sims, Phil Shaltz and Samuel Wells. The Fund benefits the Esquire Mentoring & Leadership Program c/o Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Epsilon Upsilon Lambda Chapter, Flint. Give at cfgf.org/alphaesquires.

Olive Beasley was a long-time resident of Flint whose life was dedicated to the advancement of human rights. Friends des...
08/05/2021

Olive Beasley was a long-time resident of Flint whose life was dedicated to the advancement of human rights. Friends describe Mrs. Beasley as “the matriarch of the civil rights movement in Flint.” The Olive Beasley Fund supports youth-based community organizing to address racism in our community. Give at cfgf.org/olivebeasley.

Olive Beasley was a long-time resident of Flint whose life was dedicated to the advancement of human rights. Friends describe Mrs. Beasley as “the matriarch of the civil rights movement in Flint.” The Olive Beasley Fund supports youth-based community organizing to address racism in our community. Give at cfgf.org/olivebeasley.

Jo Anne G. Mondowny served as a CFGF trustee and as Director of the Flint Public Library. She established the Thelmon Gl...
08/04/2021

Jo Anne G. Mondowny served as a CFGF trustee and as Director of the Flint Public Library. She established the Thelmon Gladden Fund in honor of her father to support the health and well-being of young men. Give at cfgf.org/thelmongladden.

Jo Anne G. Mondowny served as a CFGF trustee and as Director of the Flint Public Library. She established the Thelmon Gladden Fund in honor of her father to support the health and well-being of young men. Give at cfgf.org/thelmongladden.

August is Black Philanthropy Month! Throughout the month we will be celebrating local black philanthropists who give the...
08/03/2021

August is Black Philanthropy Month! Throughout the month we will be celebrating local black philanthropists who give their time, talent and treasure to help build a better Flint & Genesee County. We thank you for your generosity! #loveflint #giveflint

August is Black Philanthropy Month! Throughout the month we will be celebrating local black philanthropists who give their time, talent and treasure to help build a better Flint & Genesee County. We thank you for your generosity! #loveflint #giveflint

Read the latest article in Flintside's On the Ground Series. “To me, community is extremely important,” said Sabucco. “P...
07/30/2021
“It’s the simple things that make life worth living”

Read the latest article in Flintside's On the Ground Series. “To me, community is extremely important,” said Sabucco. “People are so busy on their laptops or tablets or whatever else these days. They don't even know their neighbors a lot of times. I don't think that's good. But we do have a tight-knit community over here.”

The Eastside Franklin Park Neighborhood Association has a simple goal with its events: build community.

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Flint, MI
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The Community Foundation of Greater Flint is a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people of Genesee County. CFGF enables people with philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support the issues they care about - immediately or through their will. Donors can establish a charitable fund at the foundation by contributing a variety of assets. Those assets are then carefully invested by the foundation.

Established in 1988 through the merger of The Flint Public Trust, founded in 1950, and the Flint Area Health Foundation, created in 1978, the resulting Community Foundation combined the strengths of these two Flint institutions to position itself for future growth and giving. Since the merger, assets have grown from $10 million to more than $245 million. Over 30,000 contributors ranging from modest to magnificent means have enabled the Community Foundation to award more than $100 million in grants to the greater Flint area from over 500 charitable funds.

The Community Foundation continues to help individuals, families, businesses and nonprofit organizations achieve their charitable and financial goals by providing tools and resources that make giving easy, flexible and effective. We are dedicated to connecting people who care to the causes that matter to them and the community ... For good. For ever.

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The Senior Companion volunteers are able to provide telephone reassurance and pen pal programs to help alleviate the loneliness and depression over this long Covid pandemic. Some of our volunteers have gotten their Covid-19 vaccinations and as things start to open up I was hoping to have a few vaccinated volunteers to start visiting with homebound seniors again. We will still adhere to safety guidelines but have many folks who have been home for the last year and are excited to visit again. until then if you or someone you know would like to participate in either telephone calls or the old fashion letter we would love to touch base. You can call our office 810-257-3769 or email [email protected]
Don't forget today 11am we will be at: Mission of Peace 3312 Whittier Ave Flint Mi, 48506 handing out food from.
Cool off this summer with a FREE Ice Cream! Visit GISD Head Start to learn more and discover an event near you! 🎉First stop is in BEECHER at Dailey Elementary. Tuesday August 13, 2019 10am-2pm! Presidential Cutz will be attending this site only to provide children FREE haircuts. Limited availability first come first serve for children under 5 years of age🎉 We’re looking forward to meeting some new potential families🎉 Please share and tag:)
Lose yourself in giving for our children. Donate to the Flint Kids Fund and support healthy growth and development !
I am so proud of the work you are doing!
We wanted to share some pictures from yesterdays dog house build. Thank you so much for all your help in making this project possible.
I have a question about the money that was donated from Bruno Mars, why that money couldn't have been used to pay the water bills for the people of Flint? Just wanted to know
Way back when so many, early, donated towards Flint residents to help with our needs from the water crisis, it seems there was a blurb that said there would be an accounting of the donations and how they benefited Flint residents. When going to the website, there were references to programs, but did not seem there was a way to navigate to an accounting of donations. Was that a mis understanding?
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