Partners Support Recovery

Funding nonprofit organizations with a focus on equity for short-term recovery in Flint and Genesee County, Michigan during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

In March 2020, the average nonprofit had two months of revenue in reserves. Your generosity helped shore up local service providers when they needed help the most. Thank you for helping us respond boldly to the needs of the community.

On March 18, 2020, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, in partnership with United Way of Genesee County, established the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund. In the following months, local nonprofits, struggling to meet even the most basic needs of PPE and cleaning supplies for their staff, were awarded $1,123,337 in grants.

Fund Champions and Partners encouraged institutions, companies and other donors to contribute to the Fund. We gratefully acknowledge their support in response to COVID-19 recovery efforts. A donor list is online at

COVID-19 Grants Help Local Nonprofits Do Great Work

Always Hope Ministries Inc.
Kids Club
Assist parents and children with virtual school

Asbury Community Development Corporation
Asbury Emergency Operations Center
Food and bottled water; expand services

Bethany Christian Services of Flint
Foster Family Crisis Services
Food and necessities to foster families

Bethel United Methodist Church
Testing Site Support
Testing site expenses

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint
Coronavirus & Safety & Whatever it Takes to Build Great Futures
Support general operations

C.P.S.A. Courier, Inc.
The Flint Courier News Community Digital Outreach Project
Robust social media development

Carriage Town Ministries
COVID-19 Relief
New beds in triage, additional staff, food

Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties
General Operating Support
Increased services during the COVID-19 crisis

Child Care Network
Genesee COVID-19 Response Work
Childcare tuition scholarships and mini grants

Christian Love Faith Center Church
Community Outreach
Operating costs and replenish inventory

Clingman Foundation
College Readiness Program
Assist with academic support

Clio Area Human Services Fund
Clio Area Disaster Fund and Food Distributions
Support for evictions, power shutoffs; and food for struggling families

Communication Access Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
COVID-19 Relief
Expand interpreting services

Communities First, Inc.
Responding to Families in Crisis
PPE and COVID-19 safety supplies

Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry
COVID-19 Food/Personals/Diapers Program
Meet increasing needs

East Winds District United Methodist Church
Healthy Food to Go Emergency Program
Support for South End Soup Kitchen

Edible Flint
Edible Flint Farm Improvements in Response to COVID-19
Fresh food products to the Flint community

Faith Foundation Resources
HYPE (Helping Young People to Employment)
PPE and supplies to reopen

Fenton Center of Hope
Community Food Pantry/Community Care Task Force
Food distribution

First United Church
Food and Clothing Pantry
Food distribution and personal supplies

FISH, Inc. of Grand Blanc
Food Rescue Distribution
Food distribution

Flint Children’s Museum
PPE and Cleaning Supplies
Supplies for the safety of staff and visitors

Flint Diaper Bank, Inc.
Flint Diaper Bank
Provide diapers free of charge to the community

Flushing Christian Outreach Center
COVID-19 Emergency Assistance
Food distribution, supplies and basic needs

Franklin Avenue Mission, Inc.
FAM Essential Needs Program
Diner, clothes closet and infant gear room programs

Friends of Berston
Operations and Refresh and Reopen
Operating support, cleaning supplies and PPE

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity
COVID-19 Recovery Effort
Supplies to continue operations safely

Genesee Intermediate School District
Basic Needs for Families of Transition Students; and COVID-19 Cloth Masks for GISD Students
Care packages for families and cloth masks for students

Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church
Urgent Relief Ministries
COVID-19 response efforts

Greater Flint Health Coalition
COVID-19 Public Health Communications & Education
COVID-19 public health community education materials

Hamilton Community Health Network
COVID Drive-thru Testing
Staffing support for drive-thru testing

Holy Redeemer Parish
Holy Redeemer Outreach
Food, supplies, utility/rent/bill assistance

Hurley Foundation
Impact of COVID-19
Purchase vital laboratory equipment

Little Lambs Compassionate Ministry Center
Mobile Response
Food, formula, diapers and essentials

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
Testing Site Support
Testing site expenses

MADE Institute
MADE Program Redesign
Remote video conferencing

Mark Ingram Foundation
PPE and Safety Training
PPE supplies, safety training for essential workers

Martus Luna Memorial Association
Martus Luna Pantry
Food, essentials, PPE supplies

McLaren Flint Foundation
McLaren Flint Urgent Action Fund
PPE during COVID-19 pandemic

Merakey Foundation
Bridging the Digital Divide: Expanding Access to Autism Telehealth Services
Technology, including tablets and data plans, for telehealth services

Metro Community Development, Inc.
Flint/Genesee County Continuum of Care Housing Crisis and Basic Needs Emergency Response
To serve the unemployed facing housing and/or basic needs crises

Michigan Organizing Project
Flint Public Health Grassroots Community Navigators
Train public health grassroots navigators to share vital COVID-19 information

Motherly Intercession, Inc.
Reading and Counting Plus Summer Day Camp
PPE, cleaning supplies; expand program to include morning hours

My Brothers Keeper of Genesee County
In Safe Hands
Expand services, staff, PPE, cleaning supplies

COVID-19 Response
Support for Independent Living Program for youth aging out of foster care

Second Chance Church
Second Chance Recovery
Food, diapers, water, water filters

Shelter of Flint, Inc.
COVID-19 Response for Homeless Individuals in Our Care
Isolation ward costs and services

Snuggle Sacks
Homeless Survival Kits/Emergency Food Assistance
Food boxes, essentials

St. John the Evangelist Parish
Maintain Help
Food distribution

St. Luke’s N.E.W. Life Center
NEW Life COVID Response
Staff, food pantry distribution

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village
Virtual Afterschool Program
PPE for staff and students

The Foundation for Mott Community College
Emergency Student Relief at MCC
Food, personal care items, supplies, travel expenses

The Salvation Army
COVID Food and Lunch Program
Food, essentials

The Serenity House of Flint
COVID-19 Response
Therapy, counseling, care packages

UMA Strong Marshall Outreach
Masks for residents in Flint public housing sites

United Way of Genesee County
Community Help Distribution Centers
Operating support for nine hubs

United Way of Genesee County
Veggie Box Distribution
Expand Flint Fresh programs

United Way of Genesee County
Help Center and Disaster Relief Assistance

Support for R.L. Jones COC food and essentials distribution

United Way of Genesee County
Face Shields
Face shields to faith-based entities

Urban Renaissance Center
North Flint Relief Corps and Food Distribution
Awareness, education, meeting basic needs

Valley Area Agency on Aging
Masks and Senior Fresh Food
Masks for home healthcare aids and staff serving seniors; fresh food delivery

Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary 4087
COVID-19 Assistance
PPE, cleaning supplies

Voices for Children Advocacy Center
Immediate Need Items/Services for Survivors/Families and Foster Children
Food, pack and plays, tablets for access to education supports

Well of Hope
Boxes of Hope
Food distribution

Whaley Children’s Center
COVID Assistance
Cleaning and medical supplies, essentials, PPE

Whaley Historical House Association
Safely Reopening the Whaley Historic House Museum
PPE, cleaning supplies

Word of Life Christian Church
Testing Site Support
Testing site expenses

Young Mens Christian Association of Flint
Feeding Flint
Meal preparation and distribution at eight sites, seven days/week

TOTAL $1,123,337