Grantmaking Guidelines

2020 Grantmaking:


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 2020 were education, health and human services, Flint neighborhoods, and community development.

The first step in the 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.

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

Community Foundation of Greater Flint


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Foundation for Flint

The Foundation for Flint (FFF) is a supporting organization of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. As a 501(c)3 public charity, the FFF raises and distributes resources to serve the long-term health and development needs of Flint children and their families through the Flint Kids Fund.

Directors of the Foundation for Flint are Mark Piper, Chair; Bobby Mukkamala, M.D., George Wilkinson, and Manal Saab.

Eight members of an advisory committee are responsible for the grantmaking strategy and funding decisions of the Flint Kids Fund. Committee members are Lawrence A. Reynolds, M.D., FAAP, Chair; Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., MPH, FAAP; Kenyetta Dotson, Jamie Gaskin, Wanda Harden, Julie Serra, Kirk D. Smith, and Sheryl Thompson.

With your ongoing support, the Foundation for Flint ensures that Flint children and families have long-term resources as they recover from Flint’s public health emergency.

Foundation for the Flint Cultural Center

The Foundation for the Flint Cultural Center (FFCC) is a supporting organization of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. The purpose of the FFCC is to administer grants from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation that benefit Cultural Center institutions. Directors of the FFCC are Lennetta Coney, Raymond J. Kelly III, John MacDonald, Michael Melenbrink, and Sherri Stephens.


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