Request Funding

The Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund has been established by a coalition of philanthropic, government and business partners to quickly coordinate and deploy resources to nonprofit organizations in the Greater Flint area that are working with communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Established by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint in partnership with United Way of Genesee County, the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund will award grants on a regular basis to nonprofits that are addressing the gaps that are surfacing in key services for our most vulnerable community members. The Community Foundation and United Way will work to ensure the Fund has maximum scope and impact.

Genesee County nonprofit organizations may access the grant application and submission information here. Funding decisions will be announced within 10 days. Our goal is to be as nimble and flexible as possible in ensuring that critical services are received by those most at risk in our community.

We have refined the Fund’s strategic priorities to address the following:

  • Food Insecurity and Basic Needs
  • Homelessness
  • Masks / PPE for the community
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Messaging health education information at the grassroots level to ensure equity in dispersing information to the most vulnerable populations.

For grant inquiries, please contact our Grants Administrator, Stephanie Whitledge at

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.


Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Completed applications can be submitted to

Questions can be directed to: Stephanie Whitledge, Grants Administrator, at 810-767-3505 or


Submit the final report for a Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund grant here