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. 

Volunteer Recognition

Honoring Flint Women and Girls Advisory Committee Chair, DeAndra Larkin, and her commitment to women and girls in Flint and Genesee County at the 2021 Art of Philanthropy Awards.

Flint Women and Girls Advisory Committee

  • DeAndra Larkin, Chair
  • Kelly A. Crystal, Vice Chair
  • Angela Rhode, Past Chair
  • Carol Hurand, Trustee Liaison
  • Stephanie Cannon
  • Schuyler A. Davis
  • Nadia Garcia
  • Mona Hardas
  • Ariana Heath
  • Jessica Judson
  • Shannon Polk
  • Elisabeth Saab
  • Keysa Smith
  • Kenyetta Snell
  • Diamond Terry

Recent Grants 

We are proud to support these non profits. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint

Flint Innovative Solutions

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village

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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