2020 New Funds

of the Community Foundation

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Alpha Esquires Fund Established by Adrian Jones, Robert Matthews, Omar Sims and Samuel Wells, this endowed fund benefits the Esquire Mentoring & Leadership Program c/o Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Epsilon Upsilon Lambda Chapter, Flint, Michigan.

Dr. Nathel Burtley Leadership and Racial Equity Fund Established by Kathy D., Christopher V., Michelle and Michael Burtley, this endowed fund supports the development of diverse leaders to increase racial equity for the betterment of the entire Flint community with the goal of developing leadership skills of community members to address community-identified issues, encourage organizations to become community-centered and inclusive in their leadership from the inside out, strengthen efforts to increase racial equity in all sectors, support organizing, advocacy and policy reform work related to leadership and education supporting traditionally marginalized groups, and support underrepresented and underserved students from the Flint community in their quest for education.

Centering Equity at CFGF Fund – CSMF Established by a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, this non-endowed fund supports CFGF’s efforts to center racial equity in all that it does.

Clara Lionel Foundation Fund Established by a grant from the Clara Lionel Foundation, this non-endowed fund supports organizations in Flint that address the needs of vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Leadership Fund Established by Karima Amlani, this non-endowed fund benefits charitable purposes at the discretion of the Community Foundation.

Flint Early Childhood Collaborative Fund – Food Pantry Established by a grant from the Children’s Foundation, this non-endowed fund supports food, diapers, personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, and nutritional education materials to at-risk families with infants and young children served by the Educare Flint/Cummings Food Pantry.

Flint Early Childhood Collaborative Fund    Parent Ambassador Program Established by grants from the AG Bishop Charitable Trust, Loeb Charitable Trust, and the Nartel Family Foundation, this non-endowed fund supports the Parent Ambassador Program, a core component of the intensive family engagement strategy.

Eric and Lauren Gasper Family Fund Established by Eric and Lauren Gasper, this endowed fund benefits programs that support the greater Flint community with a focus on education and arts.

Habitat for Humanity of Genesee County Fund Established by Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, this endowed fund supports Habitat for Humanity.

Hagerman Foundation Fund Established by Phil Hagerman, this non-endowed fund supports a variety of charitable purposes.

Shirley R. Hartkopf Fund Established by Shirley R. Hartkopf, this endowed fund benefits the Flushing Community Fund, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and supports programming at the Flint Institute of Music.

Shirley R. Hartkopf Fund Established by Shirley R. Hartkopf, this endowed fund supports general charitable purposes of providing food and clothing to those in need within the Flushing community as determined by the Flushing Area Community Fund Advisory Committee.

Kiara Love Dream Fund Established by Kendra Love-Brezzell and Sharonda Love-Wilson, this endowed fund supports women, empowering them in areas of advancing education  and making their dreams a reality, reproductive health, and reduction of violence.

Bruno Mars Community Leadership Fund Established by Mars Force Touring, Inc., this endowed fund supports the operations of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

Herman A. and Vancie McCain, Jr. Family Funds (endowed and non-endowed) Established by Vanai Cole, Freddie McCain, Thaddeus McCain, Joyce McCain, Ray McCain, Michael A. McCain, and Bern Rouser, these funds provide support for a variety of charitable purposes.

Michigan Justice Fund – CSMF Established by a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, this non-endowed fund supports the Michigan Justice Fund Advisory Committee Membership and offers grantmaking in the greater Flint community to nonprofits working on the ground with individuals reentering society after incarceration.

TPAJ Pay It Forward Fund Established by Paul Carroll, this non-endowed fund benefits programs that support the “pay it forward” spirit of the donors.

William H. and Joyce R. Piper Seeing Stars Fund Established by William H. Piper, this endowed fund supports the charitable activities of the Flint Institute of Music Seeing Stars Program.

William H. and Joyce R. Piper Family Fund Established by William H. Piper, this endowed fund seeks to improve the quality of life in and, if applicable, beyond Genesee County, and especially, but not limited to, the quality of life for children and youth.

William H. and Joyce R. Piper Court Street Church Fund Established by William H. Piper, this endowed fund supports the charitable activities of Court Street United Methodist Church.

Racial Equity Roundtable Fund – CSMF Established by a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, this non-endowed fund provides operational support for transitioning the Greater Flint Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Inequities to a new round table format for long-term community impact.

Rapid Response Initiative Fund Established by the Michigan Public Health Institute, this non-endowed fund supports community driven COVID projects and will support African American small businesses to meet the needs of COVID in the community and remain solvent during the pandemic.

Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Endowment Fund – CSMF Established by a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, this endowed fund supports Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT), which provides a framework for equity-based initiatives developed by CFGF for work in the Flint community.

Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund Established by William H. Piper, this non-endowed fund supports nonprofits that are addressing gaps that surface in key services for our most vulnerable population or in response to a current or future need for urgent relief.

Flushing Urgent Relief Fund Established by Dawn Hiller, this non-endowed fund supports Flushing area non-profits, or governmental or religious organizations with a clear, charitable purpose who are addressing the gaps that surface in key services for our most vulnerable population or in response to current or future need for urgent relief.

Sara McDonnell Voyle Fund Established by David Lossing, this endowed fund benefits organizations within the Shiawassee River Watershed, the Flint River Watershed, the Cass River Watershed, the Kawkawlin River Watershed, and the relative sub-watersheds of each.

Water to the People Fund Established by Johnathan Quarles, this non-endowed fund supports a variety of charitable purposes.