Community Foundation of Greater Flint

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Use your Black Friday savings to make a real impact on #GivingTuesday. Join us Dec. 3 and support the health and well be...
11/29/2019

Use your Black Friday savings to make a real impact on #GivingTuesday. Join us Dec. 3 and support the health and well being of Flint Kids. Thanks to the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation your gift will go twice as far with a 1:1 match up to $50,000.

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and gratitude. Best wishes to you and your family during this holiday season.
11/28/2019

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and gratitude. Best wishes to you and your family during this holiday season.

Breaking down the barriers to breastfeeding is the goal of the Michigan State University Extension Breastfeeding Initiat...
11/28/2019
Breaking Down Barriers to Breastfeeding

Breaking down the barriers to breastfeeding is the goal of the Michigan State University Extension Breastfeeding Initiative Program, funded with a $70,600 grant from the Flint Kids Fund. To support programs like these, make a gift to the Flint Kids Fund on Giving Tuesday. #givingtuesday #cfgf #giveflint

Breast milk is often called “nature’s perfect food.” The health benefits of breastfeeding are well documented, along with the cost savings…

Carriage Town Ministries received a $79,500 grant from the Flint Kids Fund to support a learning playground for the Earl...
11/27/2019
Family Center Provides Enhanced Opportunities for Kids to Learn & Grow

Carriage Town Ministries received a $79,500 grant from the Flint Kids Fund to support a learning playground for the Early Head Start program which started last fall. Your continued support on Giving Tuesday will ensure that Flint children continue to receive ongoing support from programs such as this. #givingtuesday #cfgf #giveflint

Later this summer, children residing at Carriage Town Ministries and youth living in the nearby neighborhood will have access to a newly…

Support families on #GivingTuesday, like the Wallace family who when in need of quality child care they were able to ben...
11/26/2019
Scholarship Program Helps Reduce the Financial Burden of Child Care

Support families on #GivingTuesday, like the Wallace family who when in need of quality child care they were able to benefit from early childhood scholarships supported through a grant from the Flint Kids Fund.

Jasmine Wallace works from home, an impossible task with two young children playing around her desk demanding attention. The Flint mother…

Blessed to be a Blessing is back for its eleventh year. Year after year, it’s an event that guarantees that everyone w...
11/26/2019
Free turkey dinner serving hope to Flint families

Blessed to be a Blessing is back for its eleventh year. Year after year, it’s an event that guarantees that everyone who wants a seat at the Thanksgiving table, has one and leaves a bit warmer than when they arrived.

A grant from the Compassionate Living Fund supported the purchase of tablets for teen patients at Hurley Medical Center....
11/25/2019
Electronics donated to Hurley Medical Center for sick teens

A grant from the Compassionate Living Fund supported the purchase of tablets for teen patients at Hurley Medical Center. The electronics will go home with teen patients, helping to make their hospital experience better.

FLINT, Mich. - Hurley Medical Center got quite in interesting donation Thursday afternoon. RABBI J. J. Hecht,the President of Toys for Hospitalized Children out of New York City stopped in to donate tablets and amazon Echos to Hurley Children's Hospital. Hurley's Child Life team graciously accepted....

Mark your calendars, #GivingTuesday is almost here! Join us Dec. 3 and support the health and well being of Flint childr...
11/19/2019

Mark your calendars, #GivingTuesday is almost here! Join us Dec. 3 and support the health and well being of Flint children affected by the water crisis. And thanks to the generosity of the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, up to a total of $50,000.

This year, more than 140 Flint Promise scholars are attending Kettering University, Mott Community College and the Unive...
11/15/2019
Flint Promise Students Reflect on the Transition to College

This year, more than 140 Flint Promise scholars are attending Kettering University, Mott Community College and the University of Michigan-Flint. And for many students, they’re learning just how different college can be from high school. “Professors don’t tell you how much time it will take to study or do a project,” said Blase Haynes, a first-year Flint Promise student at Kettering University. “But if you put in the effort and do the extra work, it will pay off.”

This year, more than 140 Flint Promise scholars are attending Kettering University, Mott Community College

Fenton Area Public Schools World of Wonder Early Learning Programs and Linden Community Schools Early Childhood programs...
11/14/2019
Early childhood programs receive grant

Fenton Area Public Schools World of Wonder Early Learning Programs and Linden Community Schools Early Childhood programs received a $6,000 grant from the Fenton Community Fund to support the campaign, “Read early. Read often. Your child’s success depends on it.” The campaign will “raise awareness about the importance of reading to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers ... every day, everything, everywhere!” said Linda Mora, director/principal at Fenton Area Public Schools World of Wonder (WoW) Early Learning Programs.

Fenton Area Public Schools World of Wonder Early Learning Programs and Linden Community Schools Early Childhood programs received a $6,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint to support

Thank you, Attorney General Dana Nessel, for your leadership in diversity and equity. We appreciate you spending time wi...
11/13/2019

Thank you, Attorney General Dana Nessel, for your leadership in diversity and equity. We appreciate you spending time with us and 50 local nonprofit organizations during a recent event.

Make a real impact on the lives of Flint children who have been exposed to lead. Join us on Giving Tuesday, December 3, ...
11/12/2019

Make a real impact on the lives of Flint children who have been exposed to lead. Join us on Giving Tuesday, December 3, by giving a gift to the Flint Kids Fund. Mark your calendars, spread the word, and stay tuned for more details.

Community Foundation of Greater Flint's cover photo
11/08/2019

Community Foundation of Greater Flint's cover photo

A group supporting multi-use pathways in the community, the Friends of the Grand Blanc Grid, received a $8,500 grant fro...
11/08/2019

A group supporting multi-use pathways in the community, the Friends of the Grand Blanc Grid, received a $8,500 grant from the Grand Blanc Community Fund. Grant funding supports an engineering study of the grid. The grid is a comprehensive, non-motorized transportation system which takes advantage of the straightforward topography in Grand Blanc. This system would be accessible by all regardless of handicap, age or socioeconomic status.

Listen in on episode 3 of the Philanthropy Speaks podcast! In this episode we speak with pediatrician, author, and found...
11/05/2019

Listen in on episode 3 of the Philanthropy Speaks podcast! In this episode we speak with pediatrician, author, and founder of the Flint Kids Fund, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. Dr. Mona shares the joy of working with Flint children, along with her biggest concerns for their health and well-being – sustaining great programs and resources for the long-term. Listen here: https://www.cfgf.org/About/Philanthropy-Speaks-Podcast

11/01/2019
#GivingTuesday

Mark your calendar! December 3rd is #GivingTuesday. How will you give?

University Outreach received a grant of $14,000 to support visualization, mapping, and analysis of Census 2020 initiativ...
10/31/2019

University Outreach received a grant of $14,000 to support visualization, mapping, and analysis of Census 2020 initiatives and data. UM-Flint's Office of University Outreach's GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Center will assist CFGF and its nonprofit partners for the Be Counted Michigan 2020 census campaign.

Flint Leverage Points, a $2 million project spearheaded by Michigan State University researchers and the Community Found...
10/30/2019
Researchers work to understand how Flint residents get their food

Flint Leverage Points, a $2 million project spearheaded by Michigan State University researchers and the Community Foundation, is designed to come up with a community-based understanding of how the food system operates in Flint. The goal is to identify weak leverage points in the city’s food system and provide research-based knowledge on how to improve it by strengthening those points.

The researchers presented their findings at their first community forum on Monday, Oct. 28 at Factory One.

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint has new grant cycles for 2020:  February 1, May 1, and August 1. If you'd like...
10/29/2019

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint has new grant cycles for 2020: February 1, May 1, and August 1. If you'd like to apply for a grant call the Community Foundation at 810-767-8270 to speak with a program officer today.

The Miracle League of Greater Flint is dedicated to creating the first fully-accessible baseball field in Genesee County...
10/28/2019

The Miracle League of Greater Flint is dedicated to creating the first fully-accessible baseball field in Genesee County. An $8,000 Community Foundation grant funds the purchase of specialized materials needed for the construction of the Miracle League field.

Are you planning to buy or rent a home built before 1978? Make sure you receive a copy of Protect Your Family from Lead ...
10/25/2019

Are you planning to buy or rent a home built before 1978? Make sure you receive a copy of Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home. It’s available in multiple languages! #NLPPW2019 #leadfreekids

Flint Kids Cook ensures that Flint children learn the importance of healthy eating and good nutrition to help mitigate t...
10/24/2019
Flint fights lead poisoning with farmers markets and cooking classes

Flint Kids Cook ensures that Flint children learn the importance of healthy eating and good nutrition to help mitigate the effects of lead exposure on their bodies.

After a public health crisis in Flint, Michigan, triggered by high levels of lead in the drinking water, a number of programs are working to encourage good nutrition for children in order to prevent recurring effects of the neurotoxin on growing bodies. John Yang reports.

Did you know children’s hands and toys can pick up household dust or exterior soil contaminated by lead? Be sure to mo...
10/24/2019

Did you know children’s hands and toys can pick up household dust or exterior soil contaminated by lead? Be sure to move children’s outdoor play areas away from bare soil and the sides of your home. Wet-mop floors and wet-wipe surfaces indoors often to reduce the risk of lead exposure! #NLPPW2019 #leadfreekids https://www.epa.gov/lead/protect-your-family-exposures-lead

There is NO known safe blood lead level. Act early and get your child tested! Blood lead tests are usually recommended f...
10/23/2019

There is NO known safe blood lead level. Act early and get your child tested! Blood lead tests are usually recommended for children at 12- and 24-months. Talk to your doctor or health care provider for more information. #NLPPW2019 #leadfreekids

Lead exposure is dangerous during early childhood development, particularly for children who crawl! Make sure to take of...
10/22/2019
Learn about Lead | US EPA

Lead exposure is dangerous during early childhood development, particularly for children who crawl! Make sure to take off your shoes when entering the house to prevent bringing lead-contaminated soil in from outside. #NLPPW2019 #leadfreekids icon

This page provides basic information on lead including what it is, where it is found, how one can be exposed, and the health effects associated with lead.

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is a call to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness in an effort to reduce...
10/20/2019

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is a call to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness in an effort to reduce childhood exposure to lead. NLPPW highlights many ways parents can reduce children’s exposure to lead in their environment & prevent its serious health effects.

A $5,000 grant from the Founders Emergency Fund will support 250 children that'll receive a Christmas Box from the Old N...
10/18/2019

A $5,000 grant from the Founders Emergency Fund will support 250 children that'll receive a Christmas Box from the Old Newsboys of Flint this Christmas. Each Christmas Box contains a sweat suit, 2 pair of socks and underwear, dental hygiene products, a warm winter hat, a pair of gloves or mittens and an age appropriate gift.

A $9,000 grant from the Fenton Community Fund supported the purchase of Trinity, an officer with a wet nose, fluffy ears...
10/17/2019
Argentine police get new K9 unit

A $9,000 grant from the Fenton Community Fund supported the purchase of Trinity, an officer with a wet nose, fluffy ears and wagging tail. She will soon patrol the streets with the Argentine Township Police Department.

An officer with a wet nose, fluffy ears and wagging tail will soon patrol the streets with the Argentine Township Police Department.

10/16/2019

The U.S. Constitution requires that every person living in the United States is counted every 10 years. The next census will take place primarily from March through July of 2020. #census2020

10/15/2019
Kettering University students build toys for Flint children

A partnership between Educare Flint and Kettering University grew out of a lucky airplane encounter which led to students at Educare Flint having a brand new suite of STEAM toys designed just for them. During the winter semester, 100 Kettering students visited Educare to observe and gather ideas for the toys. The students applied what they learned during their visit and in class to design and produce a new suite of STEAM toys.

Kettering University students used their skills and creativity to help an early education center in Flint by designing and building toys for its programs. St...

In 2010, one in five children were missed. We must not leave our kids off of the Census 2020 form! Families must include...
10/15/2019

In 2010, one in five children were missed. We must not leave our kids off of the Census 2020 form! Families must include all children in the household on the census form. Our children depend on the funding that is distributed using census data.

Are you a Flint resident? Have you lived in Flint for at least 4 years? Are you 18 or older? If you answered YES to any ...
10/14/2019

Are you a Flint resident? Have you lived in Flint for at least 4 years? Are you 18 or older? If you answered YES to any or all of these questions, then we’d love to hear from you about services you have received after the water crisis! The focus group will be held on the evening of Thursday, October 17th from 6 to 8 pm. The focus group should take no more than 2 hours. Kids are welcome to attend with parents!

Last week, the Community Foundation hosted a conversation with many artists who contributed to the Flint City Mural Proj...
10/14/2019
“Forget what you thought about Flint before,” mural artists declare at festival panel

Last week, the Community Foundation hosted a conversation with many artists who contributed to the Flint City Mural Project. Panelists discussed the responsibility to create safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community not co-opting a culture for profit, and acknowledging that speaking “out of privilege” sometimes leaves out other voices.

By Jan Worth-Nelson A conversation about the Flint Public Art Project (FPAP) murals in Flint Wednesday night at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) was a celebration of the city as exp…

What the Eyes Don’t See is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha — accompanied by a team of researchers,...
10/14/2019

What the Eyes Don’t See is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha — accompanied by a team of researchers, parents, friends and community leaders — proved that Flint’s kids were exposed to lead and then fought her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Released in 2018, the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself — an immigrant, doctor, scientist and mother whose family’s activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice. A portion of the proceeds from What the Eyes Don’t See is donated to the Flint Kids fund.

Did we forget to mention that we have a new website?? New look, new content, and even easier to search. Check it out and...
10/11/2019
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Did we forget to mention that we have a new website?? New look, new content, and even easier to search. Check it out and tell us what you think! Visit https://www.cfgf.org/ today!

Flint Free City Mural Festival was made possible through community support — a Patronicity fundraising campaign raised...
10/10/2019
Free City Mural Festival to transform south Flint, celebrate city's massive art project

Flint Free City Mural Festival was made possible through community support — a Patronicity fundraising campaign raised more than $17,000 with the support of more than 100 donors including a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. The main festival celebration is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, on South Saginaw Street between Atherton and Hemphill roads. Festival-goers will be able to see the artists at work during the festival and participate in live painting sessions.

The Piper Family Philanthropy Award recognizes a legacy of extraordinary service, commitment and generosity in furtherin...
10/10/2019
Honoring the Mukkamala’s Legacy of Giving

The Piper Family Philanthropy Award recognizes a legacy of extraordinary service, commitment and generosity in furthering the mission of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. The award is given periodically in honor and memory of Piper family members who are advocates for building a strong community by engaging people in philanthropy and growing the community’s permanent endowment. Inspired by the heritage of generosity bestowed from generation to generation, the Mukkamala family received the third Piper Family Philanthropy Award in 2018.

The Piper Family Philanthropy Award recognizes a legacy of extraordinary service, commitment and generosity in furthering the mission of…

Three friends had a vision to establish a charitable fund that would benefit the LGBTQ+ community in Genesee County. Dal...
10/09/2019
Pride Fund

Three friends had a vision to establish a charitable fund that would benefit the LGBTQ+ community in Genesee County. Dale Weighill, Sue Peters and Sandra Murphy reached out to their friends, and Dale celebrated his 48th birthday by encouraging gifts to the fund. Soon after, the Pride Fund was established.

Three friends had a vision to establish a charitable fund that would benefit the LGBTQ+ community in Genesee County. Dale Weighill, Sue…

“In Flint, people care beyond their own circle. People live for others beyond themselves, and that’s a rock solid as...
10/08/2019
Celebrating Kathyrn “Kitty” Moeller

“In Flint, people care beyond their own circle. People live for others beyond themselves, and that’s a rock solid asset we have in this community.” — Kitty Moeller

Local philanthropist Kathryn “Kitty” Moeller is the recipient of the 2018 Libby Award. A reception in her honor will be hosted by the…

“This is our area,” proclaims Lisia Williams, who volunteers her time each week to ensure that the newly redeveloped...
10/07/2019
Creating Safe Spaces for Play

“This is our area,” proclaims Lisia Williams, who volunteers her time each week to ensure that the newly redeveloped Clara Hilborn Park is clean and safe. The Northwestern graduate, and many family members, have lived in the area for over 50 years with a determination to create open, safe atmospheres for Flint children.

“This is our area,” proclaims Lisia Williams, who volunteers her time each week to ensure that the newly redeveloped Clara Hilborn Park is…

The House and Senate approved $1 million for the healthy food incentive program Double Up Food Bucks in the state 2020 b...
10/04/2019
Michigan lawmakers applauded for funding program supporting state farmers, families

The House and Senate approved $1 million for the healthy food incentive program Double Up Food Bucks in the state 2020 budget that Gov. Whitmer signed today. This is in addition to a $2 million one-time appropriation provided in June. State support is leveraging federal and private funding, bringing additional dollars to Michigan.

"Michiganders are proud of Double Up for good reason—it is a creative solution that provides real economic benefits for Michigan farmers while improving healthy food access for our lowest income families," said Kate Krauss, executive director and chief operating officer of Fair Food Network. "We're lucky to have lawmakers who champion innovative ways to make a real difference for people in their districts."

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Fair Food Network applauded Michigan lawmakers for their bipartisan support for a homegrown program supporting...

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