Community Foundation of Greater Flint

Community Foundation of Greater Flint The Community Foundation of Greater Flint partners and leads by influencing and connecting generosity to Genesee County needs. For Good. For Ever.
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A group of national and local foundations, including CFGF, announced over $2 million in support to 12 organizations thro...
06/03/2021
The Impact of the Michigan Justice Fund

A group of national and local foundations, including CFGF, announced over $2 million in support to 12 organizations through the Michigan Justice Fund, an initiative designed to address inequities in the criminal justice system throughout the state. Locally, St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center received a $200,000 grant for a collaborative program with M.A.D.E. Institute to provide returning citizens in transitional housing in Genesee County with job readiness training and work opportunities.

The Michigan Justice Fund is having an incredible impact on the state. Read about the latest grants, stories, news and more.

The Foundation for Flint is now accepting grant applications for the Flint Kids Fund in two focus areas: support project...
06/03/2021

The Foundation for Flint is now accepting grant applications for the Flint Kids Fund in two focus areas: support projects impacting increases in family, social and emotional support, and parenting skills and improved access to a medical home and a child health team for all children and pregnant mothers, to ensure in part that all children are provided with robust developmental assessments and support. See the Request for Proposals at flintkids.org. The deadline is September 1, 2021.

The Foundation for Flint is now accepting grant applications for the Flint Kids Fund in two focus areas: support projects impacting increases in family, social and emotional support, and parenting skills and improved access to a medical home and a child health team for all children and pregnant mothers, to ensure in part that all children are provided with robust developmental assessments and support. See the Request for Proposals at flintkids.org. The deadline is September 1, 2021.

The general deadline grant application is now open on the CFGF website! The upcoming and final general grant application...
06/02/2021

The general deadline grant application is now open on the CFGF website! The upcoming and final general grant application deadline is August 2. Please check our website at cfgf.org for all upcoming deadlines or contact a program officer for more information.

The general deadline grant application is now open on the CFGF website! The upcoming and final general grant application deadline is August 2. Please check our website at cfgf.org for all upcoming deadlines or contact a program officer for more information.

Beats x Beers is hosting a number of great events over the Memorial Day weekend in downtown Flint starting this evening....
05/28/2021

Beats x Beers is hosting a number of great events over the Memorial Day weekend in downtown Flint starting this evening. Find more information at beatsxbeers.com/memorialday.

Beats x Beers is hosting a number of great events over the Memorial Day weekend in downtown Flint starting this evening. Find more information at beatsxbeers.com/memorialday.

Our grassroots TRHT work was featured in this CNN “History Refocused” story centered on the Kerner Commission Report rel...
05/28/2021
More than 50 years before George Floyd's death, lawmakers predicted a growing racial divide

Our grassroots TRHT work was featured in this CNN “History Refocused” story centered on the Kerner Commission Report released following the 1967 riots.

It's been a year since George Floyd's chilling last words, "I can't breathe," sent shock waves around the world. A guilty verdict came down April 20, but Black Americans had no time to celebrate the rare occurrence of a White police officer being convicted of the murder of a Black man.

Read the latest article from Flintside's On the Ground series. For 60 years, Luigi’s restaurant has been a staple on Fli...
05/27/2021
An eastside staple, Luigi’s continues to feel like ‘home’ for loyal patrons and staff

Read the latest article from Flintside's On the Ground series. For 60 years, Luigi’s restaurant has been a staple on Flint’s eastside, situated at the corner of Vernon Avenue and Davison Road in the Eastside Franklin Park Neighborhood. The business has continued to be a pillar of the community, even amidst the economic and public health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It's pretty amazing because people move out, but they still feel home here, you know?"

Through partnerships, racial healing is progressing in many spaces in a unique and organic way in Flint and Genesee Coun...
05/26/2021
Racial Equity: A Together Journey

Through partnerships, racial healing is progressing in many spaces in a unique and organic way in Flint and Genesee County. We celebrate the people who have joined in our journey.

By Isaiah M. Oliver, President and CEO

Read the latest article from Flintside's On the Ground series. “You can move mountains with a few people,” said Edna Sab...
05/21/2021
“I have hope:” Eastside Franklin Park participates in Flint citywide cleanup

Read the latest article from Flintside's On the Ground series. “You can move mountains with a few people,” said Edna Sabbuco, the leader of the Eastside Franklin Park Neighborhood Group. “Ashley, Michelle, and Laura at the Neighborhood Engagement Hub, along with Kate Fields our councilperson, have been working with me to try to facilitate things as well. Gary Hicks from Republic Waste has also been working on this with us.”

“I have hope, seeing everyone out here cleaning up today,” said Elder, who has lived in the neighborhood for more than a decade. Elder has chosen to stay in Eastside Franklin Park because, “It’s home.”

Position open: Finance and Accounting Analyst. Job functions include payment and receipting, payroll, and investment act...
05/20/2021

Position open: Finance and Accounting Analyst. Job functions include payment and receipting, payroll, and investment activities; internal support for preparation and evaluation of the foundation’s operational budget, and grantmaking budget and spending. The position will also provide opportunities to evaluate internal processes and work collaboratively toward continuous improvement. Learn more at cfgf.org/About/Career-Opportunities.

Position open: Finance and Accounting Analyst. Job functions include payment and receipting, payroll, and investment activities; internal support for preparation and evaluation of the foundation’s operational budget, and grantmaking budget and spending. The position will also provide opportunities to evaluate internal processes and work collaboratively toward continuous improvement. Learn more at cfgf.org/About/Career-Opportunities.

A grant from the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund supported COVID-safe programming at River Park Apartments, including t...
05/18/2021
New space at River Park Apartments provides residents high speed internet, device access

A grant from the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund supported COVID-safe programming at River Park Apartments, including total wellness, financial wellness, and health literacy. The River Park Empowerment Zone will also help meet residents’ technology needs. Read the story on Flintside.

Residents in a northside apartment complex now have access to high speed internet, computers, copy and printing services, and more right near their homes.

Read the most recent article of the On the Ground series by Flintside. “You can’t do hay-baling by yourself. You know, w...
05/17/2021
Eastside Franklin Park Neighborhood Group was founded with a can-do spirit

Read the most recent article of the On the Ground series by Flintside. “You can’t do hay-baling by yourself. You know, we have a bailing party. Everybody you know takes turns going to different farms. If your livestock gets out, your neighbors help round them up and send them back home. That’s the type of mentality that I was raised with, if somebody needs a hand, automatically step up and do it.”

Eastside Franklin Park is one of several Flint neighborhoods participating in a city-wide cleanup on Saturday.

Congratulations to our CFGF Trustee and YACer Shriya Yarlagadda who is 1 of 161 high school students in the country to r...
05/14/2021
Meet the Harvard-bound black belt from Michigan named U.S. Presidential Scholar

Congratulations to our CFGF Trustee and YACer Shriya Yarlagadda who is 1 of 161 high school students in the country to receive the honor of U.S. Presidential Scholar, which recognizes the country’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors!

Grand Blanc senior Shriya Yarlagadda is one of 625 semifinalists in the country still in the running to receive the honor of U.S. Presidential Scholar, which recognizes the country's most distinguished graduating high school seniors.

Join us now for a conversation with President and CEO Isaiah Oliver, Bill Piper and Kathi Horton!
05/13/2021
Philanthropy Speaks Presents: The Bill Piper Story

Join us now for a conversation with President and CEO Isaiah Oliver, Bill Piper and Kathi Horton!

“You don’t just take. You give.” Join host Isaiah Oliver in conversation with Flint native Bill Piper on why he has chosen to focus his philanthropy on Flint.

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint awarded a $7,500 grant to Kettering University to support students at the scho...
05/11/2021
Community Foundation of Greater Flint awards $7,500 grant to Kettering University for computer science camps

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint awarded a $7,500 grant to Kettering University to support students at the school’s Pre-College Computer Science Camps. The grant money will be used to offset costs for Genesee County students to attend the camps based on financial need.

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint awarded a $7,500 grant to Kettering University to support the school's Pre-College Computer Science Camps.

Read the first article in the latest On the Ground series by Flintside! Two-lifetime Eastside Franklin Park residents wh...
05/10/2021
Longtime residents have seen massive change, but a constant is that Eastside Franklin Park is “home”

Read the first article in the latest On the Ground series by Flintside! Two-lifetime Eastside Franklin Park residents who have seen the neighborhood spirit up close are Vanilla Amaya and Billy Evaristo. They are sisters who grew up in the neighborhood and still live there. Their grandfather originally moved to the United States from Mexico, and his son moved to Flint in pursuit of work with General Motors.

Vanilla Amaya and Billy Evaristo have lived in Eastside Franklin Park for more than 50 years. They've seen ups and downs, but one thing remains unchanged: the neighborhood is "home."

05/07/2021

A Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund Grant helped to support this campaign. Learn more at https://www.gchd.us #MIDoseofHope

Join two of the founders of the Pride Fund, Dale Weighill, and Sue Peters, in conversation on the equity landscape in th...
04/29/2021

Join two of the founders of the Pride Fund, Dale Weighill, and Sue Peters, in conversation on the equity landscape in the LGBTQ+ community TODAY at 1 pm!

Join two of the founders of the Pride Fund, Dale Weighill, and Sue Peters, in conversation on the equity landscape in the LGBTQ+ community TODAY at 1 pm!

CFGF is hiring! The Development Officer will be responsible for growing a robust pipeline of donors from annual to major...
04/28/2021

CFGF is hiring! The Development Officer will be responsible for growing a robust pipeline of donors from annual to major gift donors within but not limited to assigned areas of practice. The Development Officer is expected to operate both independently and collaboratively in a manner consistent with the mission, values, and strategic priorities of the CFGF. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual who is prepared to excel in a fast-paced, evolving environment. Interested in applying? Visit https://lnkd.in/dnXsdvf. Deadline is this Friday!

CFGF is hiring! The Development Officer will be responsible for growing a robust pipeline of donors from annual to major gift donors within but not limited to assigned areas of practice. The Development Officer is expected to operate both independently and collaboratively in a manner consistent with the mission, values, and strategic priorities of the CFGF. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual who is prepared to excel in a fast-paced, evolving environment. Interested in applying? Visit https://lnkd.in/dnXsdvf. Deadline is this Friday!

04/20/2021

Drop-in COVID-19 vaccinations available today Tuesday (4/20/21) and tomorrow Wednesday (4/21/21). See the information below.

We know racism contributes to negative health outcomes, and that is true with COVID-19, too. Black, Indigenous and Latin...
04/09/2021

We know racism contributes to negative health outcomes, and that is true with COVID-19, too. Black, Indigenous and Latinx communities are disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Fewer Black and Hispanic workers than white workers can work from home, which means they are more likely to be exposed to COVID-19 at work — and more likely to die. Assuring equitable access to vaccines and treatment should be a top priority for public health professionals and state and federal governments. We must continue to strive for health equity in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

We know racism contributes to negative health outcomes, and that is true with COVID-19, too. Black, Indigenous and Latinx communities are disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Fewer Black and Hispanic workers than white workers can work from home, which means they are more likely to be exposed to COVID-19 at work — and more likely to die. Assuring equitable access to vaccines and treatment should be a top priority for public health professionals and state and federal governments. We must continue to strive for health equity in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

CFGF is hiring! The Development Officer will be responsible for growing a robust pipeline of donors from annual to major...
04/08/2021

CFGF is hiring! The Development Officer will be responsible for growing a robust pipeline of donors from annual to major gift donors within but not limited to assigned areas of practice. The Development Officer is expected to operate both independently and collaboratively in a manner consistent with the mission, values, and strategic priorities of the CFGF. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual who is prepared to excel in a fast-paced, evolving environment. Interested in applying? Visit www.cfgf.org/About/Career-Opportunities.

CFGF is hiring! The Development Officer will be responsible for growing a robust pipeline of donors from annual to major gift donors within but not limited to assigned areas of practice. The Development Officer is expected to operate both independently and collaboratively in a manner consistent with the mission, values, and strategic priorities of the CFGF. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual who is prepared to excel in a fast-paced, evolving environment. Interested in applying? Visit www.cfgf.org/About/Career-Opportunities.

Building strong communities makes them more resilient. Communities with greater cohesion have better health outcomes aft...
04/08/2021

Building strong communities makes them more resilient. Communities with greater cohesion have better health outcomes after climate-related disasters. Addressing climate change alongside other inequities, like racial injustice, helps improve the health of communities. If we can keep climate change to below 2 degrees Celsius, we can dramatically improve the health of children born today, for their entire lives. And we know that taking action to reduce and halt climate change today will result in fewer disease outbreaks and better mental health worldwide.

Building strong communities makes them more resilient. Communities with greater cohesion have better health outcomes after climate-related disasters. Addressing climate change alongside other inequities, like racial injustice, helps improve the health of communities. If we can keep climate change to below 2 degrees Celsius, we can dramatically improve the health of children born today, for their entire lives. And we know that taking action to reduce and halt climate change today will result in fewer disease outbreaks and better mental health worldwide.

Community encompasses every aspect of our lives – it’s where we live, work, learn, play and pray. These make up the soci...
04/07/2021

Community encompasses every aspect of our lives – it’s where we live, work, learn, play and pray. These make up the social determinants of health, and too many people in the U.S. face community barriers to health and well-being. At least 4 million U.S. households are home to children exposed to high levels of lead, and 1 in 6 million U.S. homes are considered substandard. Get information on how your state uses public health funding and uses Health Impact Assessments to identify key public health concerns in your community.

Community encompasses every aspect of our lives – it’s where we live, work, learn, play and pray. These make up the social determinants of health, and too many people in the U.S. face community barriers to health and well-being. At least 4 million U.S. households are home to children exposed to high levels of lead, and 1 in 6 million U.S. homes are considered substandard. Get information on how your state uses public health funding and uses Health Impact Assessments to identify key public health concerns in your community.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted long-standing inequities in health care, income, housing, education, and many othe...
04/06/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted long-standing inequities in health care, income, housing, education, and many other factors that influence health and well-being. These inequities are largely driven by racism and bias that are embedded in our systems, institutions, policies, and practices. This structural racism results in a lack of access and opportunity, increased sickness, and premature death among communities of color. The public health community must address racism as the key driver of health disparities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted long-standing inequities in health care, income, housing, education, and many other factors that influence health and well-being. These inequities are largely driven by racism and bias that are embedded in our systems, institutions, policies, and practices. This structural racism results in a lack of access and opportunity, increased sickness, and premature death among communities of color. The public health community must address racism as the key driver of health disparities.

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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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(810) 767-8270

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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?
Please share😃