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. Just 34 years later, over $707,945.33 in gifts have been made, and over $321,000 in grants has been awarded.
The Flint Women and Girls Fund is now accepting grant applications seeking to increase gender equity through 4 main strategies: Economic Empowerment, Civic Engagement, Self Expression, and Social Development. See the Request for Proposal. The application is currently closed and will reopen in 2022.