Stories of Meaningful Change


Stories from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

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Breastfeeding education organization can decrease infant mortality rates in Michigan

The mortality rate of Black infants in Flint is more than four times the rate for white babies in the county.

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Floyd J. McCree Legacy Fund

In recognition of the City of Flint’s first Black mayor Floyd J. McCree, Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley, along with Community Foundation leadership and McCree family members, unveiled the Floyd J. McCree bronze statue on the front lawn of Flint City Hall on Monday, April 4.

Founders Dale Weighill, Sandra Murphy and Sue Peters.

What a Better World it Could Be!

June is Pride Month, a great reason to celebrate the establishment of the Pride Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF). Founders Sandra Murphy, Sue Peters, and Dale Weighill created the fund to advance the dignity and quality of life for the LGBTQ+ community. With your donations, matching gifts, and smart investments, the endowment is now $61,000.

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Race Equity: A Together Journey

From the comfort of my office in downtown Flint, I watched a 46-year-old black man die on my laptop. In the days following I was overcome with sadness, shock, and fear. I wept in a staff meeting. For the first time.

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Reflecting on 40

I have been reflecting a lot lately on turning 40. All too many have fallen short of their 40th birthday. I have a good life. I am blessed to be alive and living the life I am living. This letter is dedicated to those who have lifted me up over the past 40 years.

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Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic and Building Long-Term Solutions to Promote Equity in Communities: Why Philanthropy Matters

We see 2020 in the rearview mirror, a year that left many of us physically empty, mentally drained, and emotionally depleted. And 2021 presents more challenges. But what have we learned from this tempestuous time? What can we salvage? What should we carry with us as we move forward addressing persistent, new, and developing challenges?

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Flushing Urgent Relief Fund

The Flushing Area Community Fund supports a broad area of interests including education, community development, health and human services, and recreation. A local advisory committee meets throughout the year to review grant applications and advise funding to nonprofits exclusively benefiting the Flushing area. The newly established Flushing Relief Fund is seeking gifts to support Flushing nonprofit organizations in COVID-19 relief efforts.

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Greater Flint Coronavirus Taskforce on Racial Inequities Formed

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint announces the Greater Flint Coronavirus Taskforce on Racial Inequities, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on African Americans and Latinos.

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$840,455 in Rapid-Response Grants Awarded to Nonprofit Organizations

Rapid-response grants totaling $840,455 have been awarded from the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund.

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Grants Awarded to Nonprofit Organizations from the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund

Rapid-response grants were announced today by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) to nonprofit organizations providing services to vulnerable populations in Flint and Genesee County. Grants were awarded from the newly-established Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund in response to the COVID-19 crisis.