Two place-based philanthropic organizations with shared missions to support organizations that work toward solutions to address Flint’s challenges are joining forces.
For the past six years, The Hagerman Foundation has given more than $17 million through 110-plus grants. The foundation will be transitioning its grantmaking through a donor-advised fund held at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint under The Hagerman Foundation Fund.
“We have supported organizations that promote education, life skills, entrepreneurship, ministry, counseling, and the arts,” said Phil Hagerman, founder and president of The Hagerman Foundation. “We will forever be grateful for how this community embraced the foundation’s strategies of finding innovative ways to address our challenges, making our community better for all, particularly the youngest among us. I look forward to continuing our philanthropic legacy through the community foundation.”
The partnership brings together two organizations that share a mission to advance equity and revitalize communities.
“We have a history of working with donors who are committed to a vibrant and equitable Genesee County where everyone can thrive,” Isaiah M. Oliver, president and CEO of Community Foundation of Greater Flint, said. “The Hagerman family’s commitment to our community is unwavering. I look forward to honoring their past as we continue to move Flint forward through innovative solutions that promote youth, education and our community.”
Nonprofits may direct their grant proposals to CFGF. To apply for a grant or for more information, visit cfgf.org or call ?810-767-8270.