We're thrilled to congratulate you on receiving a grant that will make a positive difference in Flint and Genesee County. Your dedication to serving our community is inspiring, and we can't wait to see the impact your project will have.

To help you share exciting news and maximize its reach, we've put together some guidelines and resources for promoting your grant. Whether it's through press releases, social media, or other channels, we're here to support you every step of the way.

Press Releases:

Crafting a press release is a fantastic way to boost the visibility of your project. We've even provided a sample press release to get you started. If you're planning to invite the media to cover your project or event, remember to invite us too. You can share the details with Katelyn Stuck, Communications Officer, at kstuck@cfgf.org.

When mentioning your funding, be sure to refer to it as a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. If applicable, don't forget to acknowledge the fund(s) that made your grant possible. The names of these funds are listed in your grant award letter.

Example: The XYZ project was made possible by a grant from the Franklin D. Adams Fund and the Forest Alter Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

Social Media:

Let's spread the word about your project far and wide through social media! You can use platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more to share updates and engage with your audience. Don't forget to tag us (@giveflint) on Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can find us on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/giveflint.

Below, you'll find sample social media posts to inspire your outreach efforts.

Thank you for your dedication to making a difference in our community. Together, we're building a brighter future for Flint and Genesee County. If you have any questions or need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out.

When a grant is awarded (with picture or video):

“Thank you to @giveflint for supporting [Insert organization name] with a grant to support [Insert specifics of project.] Partnerships with supporters like you help us [Insert appropriate phrase of detail i.e., achieve our goals, feed XXX children, build XXXX, etc.]

When the project is launched (with picture or video):

We just [opened, built, launched, whatever the details of the project] thanks to a @giveflint grant, which made this possible. [details of how this project expands your organization’s impact].

When the grant is awarded:

“Thank you @giveflint for supporting [Insert organization] with a grant, which will help us [Insert description].

When a project is launched (with picture or video):

We just [opened, built, launched, short details of the project]. Thanks @giveflint for this grant that made it possible!

Share Your Story

We often feature stories of our grantees through our social media, website, newsletters, Philanthropy Speaks Podcast, and annual reports. If you have a story or photos you want to share about your grant, contact Katelyn Stuck, Communications Officer at kstuck@cfgf.org.