Community Foundation announces relief fund for local nonprofits

FLINT, Michigan—The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF), in partnership with United Way of Genesee County, announced today they are opening the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund to assist local nonprofits in continuing their operations in communities made vulnerable by the pandemic.

 

Nonprofits are known to rely on social events for fundraising, which can present obstacles with social distancing efforts taking priority for Covid-19 responses.

 

“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.”

 

The grant awards from the Greater Flint Relief Fund will specialize in three key issues for nonprofits including 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.

 

According to the press release, “details on how nonprofits might request and access grants from the Greater Flint Urgent Response Fund will be announced soon.”

 

“Fund partners understand the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to have a significant impact on individuals and families in Greater Flint,” said Oliver. “We are working as quickly as possible to move resources to community-based organizations that are directly supporting local families and residents who are most affected.”

 

According to a press release, aside from United Way of Genesee County, the fund is made possible “by a coalition of philanthropic, government, and business partners.”


For more information or for those that wish to donate to the fund, visit cfgf.org. For specific questions related to the fund send an email to [email protected] Philanthropy or other business inquiries should be sent to Karima Amlani via email at  [email protected] or call (810)-767-3653

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