Flint Kids Fund

Since 2016, the Flint Kids Fund has invested over $9 million in programs aimed to address and mitigate the impact of lead poisoning and trauma suffered by many children in Flint. The 20-year fund supports programs and services that focus on the long-term health and development needs of our children. You can help by giving to the Flint Kids Fund.

Flint Kids LogoThe Foundation for Flint is now accepting grant applications for the Flint Kids Fund in three focus areas: Increase in family, social and emotional support and parenting skills; Access to a medical home and child health team for all children and pregnant mothers, to ensure in part that all children are provided with robust developmental assessments and support; and emerging issues to support innovative programs and services designed to address needs of Flint kids and families. See the Request for Proposal. Deadline is August 1, 2020.  The Foundation for Flint is also accepting proposals for Emerging Issue Grants. Emerging issues grants seek to support innovative programs and services designed to address needs of Flint kids and families. Read all the details in our Request for Proposal.

Lead Exposure and Flint Kids

Learn about the purpose and campaign goals of the Flint Kids Fund.

Donating to the Flint Kids Fund is the single-most important action you can take to ensure long-term change for the better in response to our water recovery efforts. We know the needs of Flint children, particularly those most vulnerable – children ages 0-8 – are ongoing and long-term. When you make a donation to the Flint Kids Fund, you can be assured that your gift will be used for the long-term health and development needs of Flint children. Thank you for supporting efforts to mitigate the toxic stress on children and families created by this crisis.

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You may give online. If mailing a gift, make checks or money orders payable to Foundation for Flint, and mention Flint Kids Fund in your correspondence.

Mail to:

Foundation for Flint
500 S. Saginaw Street, Suite 200
Flint, MI 48502

Flint Kids Fund Advisory Committee 

George Wilkinson, Chair
Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., MPH, FAAP
Kenyetta Dotson
Jamie Gaskin
Wanda Harden
Diana Kelly
Lawrence A. Reynolds, M.D., FAAP
Kirk D. Smith

Flint Kids Fund Grant Strategy and Reports

Dynamic is defined as a force that stimulates change or progress within a system. This word best describes the Flint Area Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, an international organization of professional women dedicated to service and creating opportunities for their communities. When the Flint water crisis reached its peak in 2016, and over 10,000 children ages 0-6 were impacted by poisoned water, The Links took action.

Read The Link's Story