Philanthropy Speaks Podcast

Check out our latest podcast episodes hosted by Isaiah Oliver, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Join us as we engage in candid conversations with leaders throughout the nonprofit world and inspiring individuals who are making a real difference in Flint and Genesee County, Michigan.

Episode 13: National Day of Racial Healing - Where is the healing in Flint?

Episode 12: McCree Legacy Project Podcast

Episode 11: Pride Fund - Creating Hope for the LGBTQ+ Community

Episode 10: Pride Fund - Creating Hope for the LGBTQ+ Community


Episode 9: Bill Piper Story

Episode 8: Pride Fund: Equity Issues in the Legislature


Episode 7: National Day of Racial Healing


Episode 6: Flint Kids Fund 5 Year Anniversary


Episode 5: Year-End Giving 

Episode 4: Honoring Black Philanthropy Month 

Episode 3: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

In this episode we speak with pediatrician, author, and founder of the Flint Kids Fund, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. Dr. Mona shares the joy of working with Flint children, along with her biggest concerns for their health and well-being – sustaining great programs and resources for the long-term. “Communities all over are learning from us, not just the pipe replacement, but also from the innovative, preventative and proactive work we are doing to help children and families,” Dr. Mona said. “What we are doing in Flint is being adopted by other communities and these best practices are all based on science.” Dr. Mona also reflects on her recent book, What the Eyes Don’t See: A story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City. For more information on her book, please visit

Episode 2: Brandon Carr and the Carr Cares Foundation

In this episode, Isaiah Oliver speaks with Brandon Carr of the Baltimore Ravens and Troy Forte, Executive Director of the Carr Cares Foundation. A graduate of Carman-Ainsworth High School and a product of Flint, MI, Brandon Carr always knew he wanted to give back. Together with Troy, they share their passion and commitment for Flint and how they use their platform to support education, entrepreneurship and cancer care. Learn more about the Carr Cares Foundation by visiting  

Episode 1: Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation with Dr. Gail Christopher

In this episode, Isaiah Oliver speaks with Dr. Gale Christopher, racial healer, holistic doctor, and architect of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) initiative taking place in Flint and 13 other communities across the United States. TRHT is a comprehensive, national and community-based process launched by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Dr. Christopher describes “the why” behind TRHT and what communities can do to address the contemporary effects of racism.