$765,055 of emergency relief funds distributed across Flint and Genesee County

FLINT, Michigan—Over 40 nonprofit organizations across Flint and Genesee County received thousands of dollars of relief funds to assist with operational costs and additional needs that may arise from the Covid-19 pandemic.


The Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund—launched in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and the United Way of Genesee County— was announced last month. With social distancing in full effect the fund was formed to offer relief to nonprofits in three key ways: addressing the direct needs and services; tending to infrastructure and internal operations; any added volunteer costs that may arise in addressing community needs during the pandemic.


“What we know for sure is that people-serving organizations are going to need additional support to navigate the uncertainties caused by this global pandemic,” said Isaiah Oliver, president of CFGF. “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.”


Organizations that received emergency relief funds include:

-Asbury Community Development Corporation-$25,000

-Bethany Christian Services of Flint-$7,500

-Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint-$5,000

-Carriage Town Ministries-$50,000

-Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties-$50,000

-Childcare Network-$10,000

-COVID-19 Community Help Distributions Centers (includes: 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)-$15,000

-Communication Access Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing-$15,000

-Clingman Foundation-$4,000

-Clio Area Human Services Fund-$5,000

-Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry-18,000

-East Winds District UMC (South Flint Soup Kitchen)-$12,456

-Fenton Center of Hope-$17,090

-FISH of Grand Blanc-$5,000

-Flint Diaper Bank-$25,000

-Franklin Avenue Mission- $10,000

-Flint Fresh Mobile Market-$60,000

-Flushing Christian Outreach Center-$8,500

-Franklin Avenue Mission-$10,000

-Flint Fresh Mobile Market-$60,000

-Flushing Christian Outreach Center-$8,500

-Franklin Avenue Mission-$10,000

-Friends of Berston-$10,000

-Hamilton Community Health Network-$50,000

-Holy Redeemer Catholic Church-$20,000

-Hurley Foundation-$50,000

-MADE Institute-$4,000

-Merakey Foundation f/b/o Children and Families Services in Genesee County- $9,000

-Metro Community Development-$15,000

-My Brother’s Keeper-$50,000

-R.L. Jones Community Outreach Center. Inc.-$25,000

-Second Chance Church-$15,000

-Shelter of Flint-$26,000

-Snuggle Snacks-Resources for the Homeless-$2,500

-St. John Christian Service-$9,500

-The Foundation for Mott Community College (on behalf of MCC)-$16,000

-Urban Renaissance Center-$15,000

-Valley Area Agency on Aging-$7,500

-Voices for Children Advocacy Center-$5,000

-Well of Hope-$3,000

-Whaley Children’s Center-$25,000

-YMCA of Greater Flint-$30,000


All awarded grants totaled $765,055 of funds that many of nonprofits plant to use for fresh produce deliveries, education tool supplements, hospital technology and more.


To donate send an email to the CFGF Transitional Vice President of Development, Karima Amlani at [email protected] or call (810)-767-3653. For nonprofits wanting to apply to the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund visit the CFGF website to access the application and can send in their completed applications to [email protected].

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