Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund Grants 

Name of Organization Description of Grant Amount
Asbury Community Development Corporation 
To help maintain capacity to provide food and bottled water to the community and expand services to reach those in need during this crisis, as well as provide volunteers with food incentives.  
$25,000
Bethany Christian Services of Flint To provide food, cleaning supplies, diapers, and medicine/health supplies for foster families.  $7,500
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint For general operations use.  $5,000
Carriage Town Ministries  To provide beds in triage area, additional staff, and food services.  $50,000
Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties For provide support for increased services during the COVID-19 crisis including daily feeding at three Soup Kitchens, filtered water stations, distributing personal need items and mail to the homeless, foster care programming, and telemedicine counseling to clients. $50,000
Childcare Network
To provide child care tuition scholarships for up to 25 children/families and mini-grants for up to 10 licensed child care programs.
$10,000
COVID-19 Community Help Distributions Centers* To provide operating support for nine Centers that will provide food for referrals from the Sheriff’s emergency line and 211 $50,000
Communication Access Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing To provide COVID-19 relief and interpreting services to bridge the communication barrier for the deaf and hard of hearing. $15,000
Clingman Foundation To support the SAT tutoring program. $4,000
Clio Area Human Services Fund To support the Clio Disaster Fund with its priorities of providing food and preventing utility shutoffs and evictions. Assistance will be provided to individuals and organizations in need of emergency assistance in the Clio area.

$5,000

 

Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry

To meet an increasing need by providing food, personal hygiene products, and diapers to families in need with as few barriers as possible (including mobile giveaways) as well as provide "Hazard Pay" stipends to volunteers.

$18,000
East Winds District UMC(South Flint Soup Kitchen) To support the South End Soup Kitchen's food service, including meeting an increasing demand and providing food to-go.  $12,465
Fenton Center of Hope To enable Fenton Center of Hope to continue assembling and delivering food to low income residents, providing both a basic need and a regular wellness check.  $17,090
First United Church To continue food distributions and to meet the needs of the increasing needs by providing food, personal hygiene products and diapers to familieis in need with as few barriers as possible as well as mobile giveaways. $5,000
FISH of Grand Blanc To continue food distribution to meet an increased need while facing a reduction in food to rescue from schools. $5,000
Flint Diaper Bank To provide 480,000 diapers free of charge to the community. $25,000
Franklin Avenue Mission To support the Franklin Avenue Dinner Program, Clothes Closet Program, and Infant Gear Room Program.  $10,000
Flint Fresh Mobile Market To expand existing programs and provide more fresh, healthy foods to those in need. $60,000
Flushing Christian Outreach Center To provide food, salaries, personal care/cleaning items, and reimburse travel expenses to continue distributing basic needs to the community.  $8,500
Franklin Avenue Mission To support the Franklin Avenue Dinner Program, Clothes Closet Program, and Infant Gear Room Program.  $10,000
Friends of Berston General operating support.  $10,000
Genesee Intermediate School District - Transition Center To make fourteen individualized care packages for the families most in need at the Transition Center Program.  $500
Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church To provide essential household items and personal protection items (i.e. masks) to targeted area of Evergreen Valley's 40503, 48506, and 58407 zip codes, as well as direct support to low-moderate income households for essential expenses such as medicine and food. $7,500
Hamilton Community Health Network To support the staffing of a drive-thru testing site by utilizing additional nursing staff to perform testing and cover the expenses of test recipients who are unable to pay for the service. $50,000
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church  To purchase food, household supplies, and personal needs items for distribution as well as provide utility/rent assistance. $20,000
Hurley Foundation  To maintain critical internal operations during this pandemic crisis; specifically, to purchase vital laboratory equipment. $50,000
Little Lamb's Compassionate Ministry Center To provide and deliver food, formula, diapers, wipes, clothing, and safe sleep items.  $5,000
MADE Institute To build internal capacity to provide services to citizens returning to the Flint community following incarceration. $4,000
Marta Luna Memorial Association To purchase and deliver food and essential items/toiletries, as well as provide masks and gloves for volunteers during food distribution.  $3,500
McLaren Flint Foundation/McLaren Flint Hospital    Purchase PPE's (standard masks, N95, face shields during Covid-19 pandemic) $20,000
Merakey Foundation f/b/o Children & Families Services in Genesee County To acquire and distribute technology--including tablets and data plans--to families who need support accessing our telehealth services. $9,000
Metro Community Development  To serve the most vulnerable in the community who are newly unemployed and facing housing and/or basic needs crises due to COVID-19 by continuing/expanding relief efforts already in place.  $15,000
Michigan United(Michigan Organizing Project) To train 15 Flint community members to become public health grassroots navigators in the community, implementing a community-based approach to disseminate vital COVID-19 information including up to date resources and health services. $42,000
My Brother's Keeper To provide expanded services including additional beds, care staff, protective gear and cleaning supplies in response to COVID-19. $50,000
R.L. Jones Community Outreach Center, Inc.  To provide support for the increased needs serviced by R.L. Jones COC, including food, personal care and household items, diapers, water, etc. for pickup as well as delivery.  $25,000
Second Chance Church  To provide emergency gaps in services for food, diapers, water, water filters and snack foods for kids in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd wards and Beecher Community District.  $15,000
Shelter of Flint To support the isolation ward and extra costs associated with the ward, coupled with loss of revenue from regular beds.  $26,000
Snuggle Sacks - Resources for the Homeless  To continue stocking tiny pantries with nonperishable food items, hygiene and toiletry products, as well as deliver food boxes to families in need.  $2,500
St. John Christian Service To continue providing food to current and new clients in need. $9,500
St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center To maintain staff and offerings from the Food Pantry and meet significant demand in the sewing social enterprise $12,900
Flint Courier Inc.  To support staff salaries to maintain a robust social media presence for readers to continue to receive information from one of the most trusted sources into the community. $4,000
The Foundation for Mott Community College (on behalf of MCC) To purchase food and personal care items, support the Student Emergency Fund, and hire a new part-time social worker supporting the intake and delivery of food to students in need.  $16,000
The Salvation Army To provide food, diapers, formula and baby wipes for families.  $25,000
Urban Renaissance Center To advance a community response to the crisis by focusing on awareness, education, community conenctivity, and meeting basic needs.  $15,000
Valley Area Agency on Aging  To provide delivery of fresh vegetables, protein and dairy to seniors who lack access, or the financial ability to obtain
fresh food and produce.
$2,500
Valley Area Agency on Aging To purchase 1,000 locally made masks for home healthcare aids and VAAA staff serving frail, homebound seniors.  $5,000
Voices for Children Advocacy Center To provide food, pack and plays, and tablets with cameras for children and families in need to help meet basic needs and access to educational supports.  $5,000
Well of Hope To fill and refill the Boxes of Hope at least three times weekly with non-perishable foods. $3,000
Whaley Children's Center To provide essential basic needs and services for 42 children in direct care 24 hours/day.  $25,000
YMCA of Greater Flint To support meal preparation and distribution at 8 sites, 7 days/week.  $30,000
  Total:   $890,455

As of May 20, 2020

CFGF is also pleased to note that the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund is not alone in addressing immediate needs in the community during the pandemic. The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation announced an emergency grant of $200,000 to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to provide roughly 1.2 million meals to those in need in Flint and Genesee County. The United Way of Genesee County, through a gift from Meijer, also announced a $74,000 grant to the Food Bank to support immediate food security. Along with grants made directly from the Urgent Relief Fund, these grants will allow the Food Bank to purchase and deliver fresh and healthy food to nine distribution sites in the community and ensure that homebound seniors and other individuals also have access to food through home delivery.

Applying for a Grant

Required Basic Eligibility Criteria:

  • To be selected for funding, applicants must be legally incorporated with IRS 501(c)3 status or be a governmental or religious organization with a clear, charitable purpose.
  • This fund does not grant to individuals.
  • Funds cannot be used for partisan efforts.

Submission: 

  • Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.
  • Completed applications can be submitted to relieffund@cfgf.org.
  • Questions can be directed to: Stephanie Whitledge, Grants Administrator, at 810-767-3505 or swhitledge@cfgf.org

Access the grant application here. Completed applications can be summitted to relieffund@cfgf.org.


*COVID-19 Community Help Distribution Centers
Nine Hubs will be located in Genesee County. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan will deliver food on different days to each Hub, that will be packaged for “porch drops” conducted by volunteers. Any leftover food will be offered in a drive-through giveaway. Referrals are being made through the Sheriff’s Emergency Line at 810-257-3422 or 211.

Locations:

  • Greater Holy Temple
  • Bethel United Methodist Church
  • Asbury United Methodist Church
  • Catholic Charities
  • Families Against Narcotics
  • Mayfair Bible Church
  • Emmanuel
  • Fenton Center for Hope
  • River Church Goodrich