Flint Women and Girls


The purpose of the Flint Women and Girls Fund is to encourage the advancement and full participation of women and girls in society by promoting the removal of barriers to their economic, educational, physical, emotional, social, artistic, and personal growth. This means: (1) supporting programs that advocate policy and system change on issues that affect women/girls; (2) encouraging programs that will enable women and women's organizations to achieve economic self-sufficiency; (3) supporting organizations which increase the range of choices available to women and girls; and (4) giving high priority to organizations in which women are the primary decisionmakers.

In 1985, a group of local women made contributions to the Flint Public Trust with the purpose of supporting programs to benefit local women and girls. They named it the Flint Women and Girls Fund and the first meeting was held at the home of Jan Burnside. Many years later, over $707,945.33 in gifts have been made, and over $321,000 in grants has been awarded.

Schedule a pre-grant inquiry meeting with Program Officer, Chakara Wheeler.

Libby Award 

The Libby Award was created in 2000 to honor the achievements and contributions of Olivia P. “Libby” Maynard, a lifelong philanthropist and advocate for women and girls in Genesee County. The Flint Women & Girls Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint honors a local woman every other year with the Libby Award.

Flint Women and Girls Advisory Committee

  • Kelly Crystal, Chairperson
  • Jessica Judson, Vice Chairperson
  • Carol Hurand, Board Liaison
  • DeAndra Larkin, Immediate Past Chair
  • Angela Rhode
  • Schuyler Davis
  • Dr. Mona Hardas
  • Ariana Heath
  • Elisabeth Saab
  • Kenyetta Snell
  • Stephanie Cannon
  • Nadia Garcia
  • Keysa Smith
  • Brandee Cooke-Brown
  • Essence Wilson

Recent Grants 

We are proud to support these non profits. 

Motherly Intercession

Planned Parenthood

Sisters Supporting Sisters


Endowed Funds Associated with the Flint Women & Girls Fund

  • Amalia Hernandez Endowment Fund
  • Bess Hurand Fund for Women and Girls 
  • Cassandra R. Bronson Endowment Fund 
  • Charles and Ruth Dodge Fund 
  • Denise K. Ghattas Fund in Memory of Helen K. Persson
  • Dorothy W. Booth Fund
  • Dorothy M. Reynolds Fund 
  • Evelyn V. Golden, M.D. Medical Fund for Women 
  • Harriet and Watson Kentworthy Fund
  • Hilda Suomola Memorial Fund
  • Joyce M. Connor Fund for Women and Girls 
  • Karen R. Piper Fund 
  • Kitty Moeller Fund
  • Penny Krutsch Fund for Women and Girls 
  • Sarah E. Warner Endowment for the Arts
  • Suseela Kanuri and Satyavathi Anne Fund

Support Women and Girls

Give to the Flint Women and Girls Fund today to help increase opportunities for women and girls in Flint. 

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