Rapid Relief Grants

Despite the challenges of remote work, our staff used technology to communicate, support, offer advice, and suggest partnerships to get the job done in 2020 as required by our many community needs. Thanks to your generosity, nonprofits meeting the most basic needs of residents were awarded $1,110,347 in 2020 through the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund.

In partnership with United Way of Genesee County, and the generosity of a $1 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, more urgent relief grants were made. We ended the year with another amazing opportunity to leverage more resources into community with the acceptance of a $2.3 million CARES Act grant to support a year-end Rapid Relief Initiative.

Rapid Response Grants Lend Additional Support

During the last quarter of 2020, RRI funding allowed 45 organizations to provide new services, expand existing programs, and facilitate distance learning. Many underserved populations benefited from the services including African Americans, Latinos, individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors, and the homeless. The funding also contributed to the local workforce, as several organizations were able to employ staff to focus on COVID-19 prevention efforts. Overall, many families were helped in a time of great need.

2020 Rapid Response Initiative Project Partners

  • African Drum and Dance Parents Association
  • Asbury Community Development Corporation
  • Bethel United Methodist Church
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint
  • Carriage Town Ministries
  • Child Care Network
  • Communication Access Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Communities First, Inc.
  • Creative Expressions Dance Studio, Inc.
  • Crim Fitness Foundation, Inc.
  • Easter Seals – Michigan, Inc.
  • Empower
  • Ennis Center for Children, Inc.
  • Faith Foundation Resources
  • Flint and Genesee Chamber Foundation
  • Flint Innovative Solutions
  • Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
  • Friends of Berston
  • Genesee County Literacy Coalition
  • Genesee Health Plan
  • Genesee Health System
  • Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church
  • Hasselbring Senior Center
  • Hurley Foundation
  • James E Kennedy Family Life Center Non Profit Corporation
  • Latinx Technology & Community Center of Greater Flint
  • MADE Institute
  • McFarlan Charitable Corporation
  • McLaren Flint Foundation
  • Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church
  • Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
  • New Flint Neighborhood Programs, Inc.
  • Salem Lutheran Church
  • St. Luke’s N.E.W. Life Center
  • Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village
  • The Disability Network
  • The Foundation for Mott Community College
  • The Salvation Army
  • United Way of Genesee County
  • Wellness AIDS Services, Inc.
  • Whaley Children’s Center
  • Wolverine State Missionary Baptist Convention
  • Woodside Church
  • Young Men’s Christian Association of Flint