Grant Cycles

To better serve our community, we have established grant cycles with specific application deadlines and decision timelines to better communicate our grantmaking process. These cycles will provide clarity regarding the grant process and will help applicant organizations better time submissions to meet the expressed need.

Most CFGF grant programs use the general grant application and budget forms for funding requests. You may use these to draft your application prior to submission; however, we will only accept applications submitted through our online system.

The Flint Women and Girls Fund, Neighborhood Small Grants Program and the Flint Kids Fund have unique grant application forms, which can be found using the links below:

                Flint Women and Girls Fund

                Neighborhood Small Grants Program

                The Flint Kids Fund

Grant applications submitted after an application deadline will be withdrawn or moved to the next grant cycle, if applicable. Funding decisions are expected approximately three months after the application deadline.

Spring 2024 Grant Cycle:

CFGF seeks grant applications for the following grant programs and funding priorities.

March 1 Due Date (decisions expected May/June): 

Grant Program Overview Status Contact
Community Funds Provides support to programs that help to improve quality of life for residents in these communities. Contact Jennifer Farrington for more information, or visit website here. Open Jennifer Farrington
Flint Kids Fund

Supports programs and services with the greatest impact on the long-term health and development needs of Flint children. 

Open Lydia Starrs


March 15 Due Date (decisions expected mid May/mid June): 

Grant Program Overview Status Contact
Flint Women and Girls Fund

Supports programs that 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.

View the Request for Proposals and Theory of Change

Open Chakara Wheeler
Neighborhood Small Grants Program

The Neighborhoods Small Grants Program supports established and emerging citizen-based groups or organizations in moderate to low-income neighborhoods in and near the City of Flint to develop projects that address pressing issues within their neighborhoods; build alliances with other community institutions; and develop community-based leadership.

Open Damon Ross

Online Grant Application

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