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Flint Kids Fund

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits and Agencies in
Eligible Locations to Benefit Children and Families

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF)

Deadline Date:

08/01/20 11:59 PM


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Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible locations for programs that benefit children and families. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to address the long-term health and developmental needs of local children. The goal of the program is to increase family, social, and emotional support, and parenting skills; and to improve access to a medical home-health and child-health team for all children and pregnant mothers. Eligible programs must benefit children in Flint.

Focus Area 1: Improve 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. Measurable outcomes include:

  • Reduction in the number of children visiting the emergency department, and missed or no-show medical home appointments;
  • Increase in well-child visit rates and/or use of medical home prevention services;
  • Reduction of child/family barriers to accessing a medical home;
  • Increase in prenatal visits by pregnant mothers; and
  • Increase in children reaching developmental milestones

Focus Area 2:  Increase family, social and emotional support, and parenting skills. Measurable outcomes include:

  • Increase in children and parents accessing mental health services
  • Improving service provider knowledge and skills in trauma-informed care and supports
  • Increase in children and parents receiving information and education regarding stress management and resiliency

For additional information, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189931

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $200,000. Administrative/indirect costs cannot exceed 10% of the total budget.

Term of Contract:

Projects can be one or two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be selected for funding, organizations must be a legally incorporated entity in Michigan with 501(c)(3) status or a project sponsored by a government agency with a clear charitable purpose. Organizations with a fiscal sponsor are also eligible to apply.

Grant requests must have direct relevance to Flint youth. Prior Flint Kids Fund grantees are welcome to reapply.

The following will not be considered for funding:
- Grants will not be made to organizations that discriminate based on ethnicity, race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, economic circumstance, physical/mental abilities and characteristics, or marital status.
- Grants for sectarian religious purposes or any religious activities are not eligible.
- Grants will not be made for loans, debt reduction, capital projects, lobbying, research, or annual appeals.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is August 1, 2020, by 11:59 PM.

The first step is a pre-application conversation with a Program Officer. This interchange of information serves as an opportunity for you to inform the Community Foundation of Greater Flint about your
organization’s needs, outline your project, and ask clarifying questions. Contact Stephanie Whitledge, Grants Administrator, to set-up an appointment with a Program Officer.

Following a conversation with a Program Officer, applicants will submit a grant application through the online portal.

Grant applicants should demonstrate collaboration with other local organizations. Letters of support are strongly encouraged.

How to Apply:

About the online application:

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal:

Stephanie Whitledge, Grants Administrator

Lydia Starrs, Health System Navigator

Foundation for Flint
500 S. Saginaw Street, Suite 200
Flint, MI 48502

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Flint

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