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Grants to Michigan Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools,
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Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF)

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Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, universities, churches, synagogues, and mosques to benefit local communities. Interested applicants are required to contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to support programs and projects in the areas of health, youth, historic preservation and beautification, and women and girls. Projects should benefit Genesee County residents.

Each year the Community Foundation awards grants for charitable purposes through a competitive grantmaking process. Applications for competitive grants must align with the strategic priorities of the CFGF Board of Trustees. The funding priority areas in 2019 are literacy, Flint neighborhoods, and access to healthy food.

Grant proposals are accepted in the following field of interest areas:

- Health: To address current health issues including maternal, infant and children’s health, mental health, and end of life care.
- Youth: To support charitable projects that benefit youth in Genesee County.
- Beautification and historic preservation: To provide support to organizations designed to make the City of Flint a more physically and culturally attractive place to live.
- Women and girls: 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.
- Geographic focus area of Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flushing and Grand Blanc: To support charitable programs that benefit residents in these areas.

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GrantWatch ID#: 163715

Term of Contract:

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint generally makes one-time grant commitments. Longer-term commitments may be considered for initiatives that show exceptional promise for community impact.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

CFGF makes most discretionary grants to organizations which are classified as publicly supported charities in the Internal Revenue Service Code, Section 170(b)(1)(A) and includes schools and universities, churches, synagogues and mosques, and governmental entities. Under certain circumstances, grants are made to private charities, supporting organizations and non-charities.

The Foundation is especially interested in programs that involve partnerships, coordinate services, and generate collaborative efforts.

Organizations applying for competitive grants must give evidence of non-discrimination in hiring and providing services.

Grant requests must have direct relevance to the residents of Genesee County. If a request includes activity outside of Genesee County, the majority of activity must be within Genesee County.

Grants for sectarian religious purposes or any religious activities are not eligible.

Grants will not be made for loans, debt reduction or annual appeals.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline dates:

- February 1, 2020
- May 1, 2020
- August 1, 2020

As a general rule, you will hear from the foundation with a decision within three months of the above deadlines.

How to Apply:

- The first step in the competitive grant application process is a pre-application conversation with a program officer. This interchange of information serves as an opportunity for you to inform the Community Foundation about your organization’s needs, outline your project and ask clarifying questions.
- Following your conversation with a program officer, you will submit a grant application through the online portal.
Grants submitted after an application deadline will be withdrawn or moved to the next grant cycle, if applicable.


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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For questions, contact:

Stephanie Whitledge, Grants Administrator

Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Community Foundation Building
500 South Saginaw Street, Suite 200
Flint, Michigan 48502

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