Mission: The organization serves the common good in genesee county- building a strong community by engaging people in philanthropy and developing the community's permanent endowment- now and for generations to come.
Programs: The organization receives gifts from individuals, foundations, and organizations and places them into individual funds that match the giving priorities of the donors. The majority of the gifts are endowment gifts which are preserved into perpetuity, with a portion of the cumulative net appreciation returned to the community through grants to area not-for-profit organizations. The organization's current priorities include: strengthening donor services in order to more effectively build the communitys endowment; making grants consistent with donor intent, and in the case of unrestricted grantmaking, supporting community revitalization efforts and building the capacity of local not-for-profit organizations; and exercising community leadership by assisting efforts related to economic diversification, civic engagement, and developing a stronger sense of regionalism. In everything the organization accomplishes and supports, it seeks to create a more cohesive and vital sense of community throughout genesee county. In 2014, the organization provided 702 grants.
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Community Foundation of Greater Flint truly cares about the children and teachers of Flint. I was a teacher from Cummings Great Expectations. I seen first hand, how this organization was concerned about the well-being of all the teachers. This was very important to myself as well as all the teachers involved in this new child development center. Thanks to the out pouring of generosity of the Foundation, the teachers had everything they needed to provide the best developmentally appropriate education and care. Because of the community collaboration, we are making a difference to the youngest children and their families affected by the Flint Water Crisis. Thank you!