Community Foundation of Greater Flint

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Karen Piper was devoted to women’s issues throughout her lifetime, active in many civic organizations, and a role model ...
03/12/2021

Karen Piper was devoted to women’s issues throughout her lifetime, active in many civic organizations, and a role model for young women. To honor her significant commitment Karen made in her lifetime to the Community Foundation – as a leader, volunteer, and exemplary trustee, the Board of Trustees established the Karen R. Piper Fund. Give today: bit.ly/karenpiperfund

For almost 50 years, Dr. Evelyn “Effie” Golden practiced medicine in Flint, specializing in the ailments of women and ch...
03/11/2021

For almost 50 years, Dr. Evelyn “Effie” Golden practiced medicine in Flint, specializing in the ailments of women and children. Dr. Golden received the Libby Award posthumously in 2014 and her children honored her legacy by establishing the Evelyn V. Golden, M.D. Fund for Women which supports women's health education. Give to the fund: bit.ly/goldenfund

Dorothy “Dottie” Reynolds served as president of the Community Foundation from 1990-1997. Dottie was instrumental in the...
03/10/2021

Dorothy “Dottie” Reynolds served as president of the Community Foundation from 1990-1997. Dottie was instrumental in the growth of the Flint Women and Girls Fund. She recruited a new Advisory Committee and began some initial fundraising. During Dottie’s leadership, the first report on the Status of Women and Girls was commissioned. The report was authored in 1994 by Katherine Saunders, a Libby Award recipient. The Dorothy M. Reynolds Endowment Fund was established on April 27, 1998, by the CS Mott Foundation upon Dottie’s retirement.

Dr. Jessie Muldrew led by example and was quick to share this message with women and girls in her life: “There is nothin...
03/09/2021

Dr. Jessie Muldrew led by example and was quick to share this message with women and girls in her life: “There is nothing you cannot achieve if you believe in yourself and work hard enough to make it come to fruition.” The Dr. Jessie Muldrew Education Fund for Women and Girls was established to provide support for a variety of charitable purposes. We honor Dr. Muldrew and her legacy will continue to live on. She reminds us: “Act as though it were impossible to fail. I can, I will, I must succeed!” Give today: bit.ly/jessiemuldrewfund

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate this day we are honoring the amazing and dedicated women that work at the ...
03/08/2021

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate this day we are honoring the amazing and dedicated women that work at the Community Foundation diligently every day to ensure a vibrant and equitable Genesee County where everyone can thrive. Join us in celebrating these astounding women!

Denise Ghattas established the Denise K. Ghattas Fund in Memory of Helen K. Persson. Throughout her life, “Aunt Helen” w...
03/08/2021

Denise Ghattas established the Denise K. Ghattas Fund in Memory of Helen K. Persson. Throughout her life, “Aunt Helen” was a mentor to Denise. Her philanthropy extended across the United States. A generous supporter of the arts and health care causes, Helen Perrson was a beacon of hope in Palm Beach County, Florida. She was also a steadfast supporter of Colgate University and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, where the “Generous Perrson Awards” are made in her honor. Donate now: bit.ly/ghattasfund

The Flint Women and Girls Fund seeks to increase gender equity by increasing opportunities for women and girls’ economic...
03/05/2021

The Flint Women and Girls Fund seeks to increase gender equity by increasing opportunities for women and girls’ economic empowerment, social development, self-expression, and civic engagement. The fund is now accepting applications for the upcoming deadline of March 15, 2021. Visit bit.ly/flintwomenandgirls for more information.

Cassandra is fondly remembered as a dedicated wife, mother, mentor, friend, and true-blue Wolverine. She had a passion f...
03/04/2021

Cassandra is fondly remembered as a dedicated wife, mother, mentor, friend, and true-blue Wolverine. She had a passion for her sorority – Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Zeta Beta Zeta Chapter – and its principles of scholarship, service, sisterly love, and finer womanhood. Cassandra especially enjoyed the Stork’s Nest program which assists young, expectant mothers in obtaining needed prenatal health care. The Cassandra R. Bronson Endowment Fund benefits the good works of the local Zeta Beta Foundation. Support the fund: bit.ly/bronsonfund

Amalia Hernandez lived a modest life and supported herself well into retirement, no easy accomplishment for a single wom...
03/03/2021

Amalia Hernandez lived a modest life and supported herself well into retirement, no easy accomplishment for a single woman who immigrated to the US in 1938. A retired nurse from McLaren Hospital, Amalia made provisions in her will to provide support to victims of domestic abuse so that they can attain self-sufficiency. Support the fund: bit.ly/amaliahernandezfund

Patricia Schroeder, the first woman elected to Congress in Colorado was the inspiration behind the founding of the Flint...
03/02/2021

Patricia Schroeder, the first woman elected to Congress in Colorado was the inspiration behind the founding of the Flint Women and Girls Fund. While listening to one of her speeches, two program officers from the CS Mott Foundation were inspired. “Women and children are the most poverty-stricken individuals in the United States,” Schroeder said. And she challenged the audience to do something about it. The year was 1984. The purpose was to start a fund for women and girls. Working with The Flint Public Trust Suzanne Feurt and Geri Larkin, with $2,000 pooled in gifts, established a field of interest fund called the Flint Women and Girls Fund. Support the fund at bit.ly/womenandgirlsfund.

Happy Women's History Month! This month we will feature women philanthropists who support the community through several ...
03/01/2021

Happy Women's History Month! This month we will feature women philanthropists who support the community through several ways including the Flint Women and Girls Fund which was established in 1985 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. Support the fund at bit.ly/womenandgirlsfund.

The Foundation for Flint is now accepting grant applications for the Flint Kids Fund Special Projects Grant: seeking to ...
02/26/2021

The Foundation for Flint is now accepting grant applications for the Flint Kids Fund Special Projects Grant: seeking to support interventions and services to address the evolving needs of Flint kids and families, and projects focused on sustainability and systems change for long-term support of Flint kids and families. See the Request for Proposal at flintkids.org. Deadline is May 1, 2021.

Danielle Brown was the former Partnership Director for the Flint and Genesee Literacy Network (FGLN). Born and raised in...
02/24/2021

Danielle Brown was the former Partnership Director for the Flint and Genesee Literacy Network (FGLN). Born and raised in Flint, MI., her greatest interest was supporting parents as empowered leaders of their family.

Danielle Brown was the former Partnership Director for the Flint and Genesee Literacy Network (FGLN). Born and raised in Flint, MI., her greatest interest was supporting parents as empowered leaders of their family.

The 2021 Neighborhoods Small Grants deadline for the grant application is March 31. Learn more during 2021 Connect the B...
02/23/2021

The 2021 Neighborhoods Small Grants deadline for the grant application is March 31. Learn more during 2021 Connect the Blocks: Flint Neighborhood Summit, A Virtual Event, on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Register for the event today at http://bit.ly/2021nsgpsummit.

Educare Flint honors President and CEO Isaiah M. Oliver for Black History Month. We salute you!
02/22/2021

Educare Flint honors President and CEO Isaiah M. Oliver for Black History Month. We salute you!

Isaiah Oliver is the first Black President and first chief Executive Officer of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, a charitable organization focused on engaging people in philanthropy to build a stronger community. Born and raised in Flint, Isaiah supports a unique philanthropic perspective that focuses on relationships and people.

Last year, the Davison Community Fund supported local needs with grants for food and clothing assistance, improvements t...
02/22/2021

Last year, the Davison Community Fund supported local needs with grants for food and clothing assistance, improvements to trails, and playground upgrades. Are you a non-profit, school, or religious organization needing funding for a program that will enhance the quality of life for Davison area residents? The next application deadline is April 1. To learn more, contact Jennifer at [email protected].

Congratulations to the well deserved winners of this years Sybyl Award! We salute you!
02/19/2021

Congratulations to the well deserved winners of this years Sybyl Award! We salute you!

Congratulations to the well deserved Genesee County volunteers named winners of this year's Sybyl Award:

Shirley Cochran - Motherly Intercession
Dr. Sirinivas (Bobby) Mukkamala - Michigan State Medical Society

And to Lifetime Achievement winner (posthumous): Danielle Nadine Brown - Flint & Genesee Literacy Network

Special thanks to presenting sponsor Hurley Foundation and Title Sponsor ELGA Credit Union for a great virtual ceremony. You can view the awards on YouTube for production partner and Sybyl Award supporter Mott Community College. https://youtu.be/EIrDhTa8KNM

Last year, the Flushing Area Community Fund responded to the pandemic with grants for food distribution programs and to ...
02/19/2021

Last year, the Flushing Area Community Fund responded to the pandemic with grants for food distribution programs and to support community development with the safe reopening of downtown businesses. Are you an organization needing funding for a program that will enhance the quality of life for Flushing area residents? The next application deadline is April 1. To learn more, contact Jennifer at [email protected].

Educare Flint
02/18/2021

Educare Flint

Portia Kennel created the first Educare School in Chicago to serve children from birth to 5 years old in 2000. She is a 2020 Inclusive Leader Award recipient. She has also served as the Executive Director of the Educare Learning Network, leading efforts to engage and empower parents as a force for change in their families, schools and communities.

President & CEO Isaiah M. Oliver was honored as a trailblazer for Black History Month on ABC 12 News. Watch the video he...
02/16/2021
Newsmaker for the week of February 14, 2021

President & CEO Isaiah M. Oliver was honored as a trailblazer for Black History Month on ABC 12 News. Watch the video here as he discusses building his legacy and making history in the present.

February is Black History Month and this week on newsmaker - three men who are trailblazers in the Flint community.

Love of humanity is the very meaning of philanthropy. For us, the season of love is a wonderful time to thank those who ...
02/12/2021

Love of humanity is the very meaning of philanthropy. For us, the season of love is a wonderful time to thank those who give the trifecta of time, talent, and treasure to our community – and that’s you!

02/10/2021

Our annual report is now online! We're excited to share our 2019/2020 Annual Report. You can view the full report at cfgfreport.org.

Today we celebrate former YACer and current Spelman College student Kayla Shannon who calls attention to #environmentalj...
02/09/2021
National Wildlife Federation on Twitter

Today we celebrate former YACer and current Spelman College student Kayla Shannon who calls attention to #environmentaljustice through her spoken word poetry. Her art has been recognized by the NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics program. Keep up the good work Kayla!

“As a resident of Flint, Michigan, advocate, & college freshman at @SpelmanCollege. Kayla Shannon calls attention to #environmentaljustice through spoken word poetry. Her art has been recognized by the @NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics program.”

The Flint Women and Girls Funds seek to increase gender equity by increasing opportunities for women and girls’ economic...
02/08/2021
Flint Women and Girls

The Flint Women and Girls Funds seek to increase gender equity by increasing opportunities for women and girls’ economic empowerment, social development, self-expression, and civic engagement. The funds are now accepting applications for the upcoming deadline of March 15, 2021. Visit bit.ly/flintwomenandgirls for more information.

The purpose of the Flint Women and Girls Fund is 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. This means: (1) supporting programs tha...

02/05/2021
Flint Home Improvement Fund

The Flint Home Improvement Fund launched to provide no- or low-interest loans of up to $20,000 to help Flint homeowners make repairs or improvements to your home. CFGF is excited to join public and private partners in supporting the effort. Learn more and apply at Flint-HIF.org!

INVESTING IN YOUR HOME, YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, YOUR COMMUNITY.

Visit the new exhibit "Posing Beauty in African American Culture" at the Flint Institute of Arts through April 18, 2021....
02/04/2021
Flint Institute of Arts opens ‘Posing Beauty in African American Culture’ exhibition

Visit the new exhibit "Posing Beauty in African American Culture" at the Flint Institute of Arts through April 18, 2021. "Posing Beauty in African American Culture is a visual presentation that challenges society’s understanding of beauty by framing ideas of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within the realms of art, popular culture, and politics."

The work of more than 40 photographers through almost 100 works, from the 19th century to the 21st century, is on display at the FIA, showcasing African American culture.

Happy Black History Month! How are you celebrating Black History this February and all year long? Let us know in the com...
02/01/2021

Happy Black History Month! How are you celebrating Black History this February and all year long? Let us know in the comments below.

The Legal Services of Eastern Michigan will be hosting a conversation this evening discussing insights on the disproport...
01/28/2021

The Legal Services of Eastern Michigan will be hosting a conversation this evening discussing insights on the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 at 5:15pm featuring CFGF President & CEO Isaiah M. Oliver. Make sure to tune in!

The Fenton Community Fund was happy to provide support to the Pioneer Memorial Association last year for upgrades to the...
01/25/2021
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The Fenton Community Fund was happy to provide support to the Pioneer Memorial Association last year for upgrades to the 1830s Podunk House, preserving local history for future generations.
Are you a non-profit, school, or religious organization needing funding for a program that will enhance the quality of life for Fenton or area residents? The next grant deadline is February 1. Contact Jennifer for more information at [email protected].

To address the critical need for racial healing in our community, the Community Foundation created the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Fund. And we need your help.

Last year, The Grand Blanc Community Fund addressed the community’s most pressing needs through grant awards in food ass...
01/22/2021

Last year, The Grand Blanc Community Fund addressed the community’s most pressing needs through grant awards in food assistance, senior health, public safety, and community development. Are you a non-profit, school, or religious organization needing funding for a program that will enhance the quality of life for Grand Blanc area residents? The next application deadline is February 1. Contact Jennifer to learn more at [email protected].

Last year, the Clio Area Community Fund supported local needs with grants for food assistance, community beautification,...
01/21/2021

Last year, the Clio Area Community Fund supported local needs with grants for food assistance, community beautification, arts and culture, and public safety improvements. Are you a non-profit, school, or religious organization needing funding for a program that will enhance the quality of life for Clio, Vienna, or Thetford Township area residents? The next application deadline is Feb. 1. To learn more, contact Jennifer at [email protected].

On this historic day, let's unite in celebrating Vice President Kamala Harris who just became the first African American...
01/21/2021

On this historic day, let's unite in celebrating Vice President Kamala Harris who just became the first African American and Asian American woman to hold the office of the Vice President. Vice President Harris is an inspiration to us all especially to the girls and young women that watched their televisions as she broke the glass ceiling today. The Flint Women and Girls Fund supports programs that help women and girls to achieve their wildest dreams by removing barriers to their economic, educational, physical, emotional, social, artistic, and personal growth. Learn more at: bit.ly/flintwomenandgirls

01/20/2021
The Witness Foundation

This was fun!!! Race, Faith and Philanthropy with Shannon Tolbert Polk and Jonse Young!

Jonse Young of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Isaiah Oliver of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint discuss the intersection of race, faith, and philanthropy.

Join the WK Kellogg Foundation for the National Day of Racial Healing today at 3 p.m. along with host, Baratunde Thursto...
01/19/2021

Join the WK Kellogg Foundation for the National Day of Racial Healing today at 3 p.m. along with host, Baratunde Thurston, and featuring John Legend, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hasan Minhaj, Maria Hinojosa, Aloe Blacc, Storm Reid, and more. Visit https://healourcommunities.org/day-of-racial-healing/ to participate.

01/19/2021
NDORH Podcast

We are hosting a Philanthropy Speaks podcast to celebrate the work of the COVID-19 Racial Inequities Task Force. Join our host, CFGF President, and CEO Isaiah Oliver, with co-hosts Dr. Debra Furr-Holden and Dr. Lawrence Reynolds, and other task force subcommittee leaders for this special event.

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500 S Saginaw Street, Suite 200
Flint, MI
48502

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Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 15:00

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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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