We focus our grantmaking on key areas identified by north Flint residents.
We held a series of community forums that engaged hundreds of north Flint residents to help us understand their priorities. Based on that input, grant proposals must address youth, public safety, economic opportunity, or neighborhoods — and specifically the themes within them that residents identified as most important.
Racial Equity at the Center
We see a need within these four priority areas to close racial disparities, which is critically important to our community.
North Flint needs out-of-school programs for young people (including arts, sports, and mentors).
Cleaning up blight and resident engagement will help make north Flint safe.
Economic opportunity matters
Small local businesses, job training, and programs for returning citizens will help north Flint succeed.
People in north Flint value community centers as places to access services, learn, and have fun. Neighborhood involvement and good housing are important, too.