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Helping to meet such basic needs as food, shelter and clothing among struggling residents in Mott’s hometown of Flint, Mich., is the focus behind $785,000 in Foundation grants to seven local organizations that provide social services assistance.
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Since it was established in 1926, the Mott Foundation has maintained a deep commitment to its hometown of Flint, Michigan. This longstanding support reflects the Foundation’s belief that through involved people partnering with strong organizations, the greater Flint community can face its challenges and create a more vibrant and sustainable future.
This grantmaking, done primarily through the Foundation’s Flint Area program, includes support for educational and cultural programs; economic and downtown development; job training; and emergency and human services.
This renewal grant provides partial support for the Genesee Area Focus Fund and its supported organization, the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce, to continue to deliver economic development and education and training services to the Flint area. The chamber focuses on increasing business investment, job creation, and industry diversification through business retention, expansion, and attraction activities as well as entrepreneurial support services. The chamber also enhances the area's economic competitiveness and quality of life by providing workforce education and training programming across all age levels, and by engaging in special initiative projects.
This renewal grant will provide partial funding to the Greater Flint Health Coalition for the Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities Program. The purpose of the project is to create sustainable employment and promote career advancement for low-income Genesee County residents in the healthcare industry. With this grant, the Greater Flint Health Coalition will provide entry-level training to area residents in high-need areas of healthcare employment, support program participants with intensive case management, and rigorously monitor program outcomes. The organization will also regularly convene healthcare sector employers to assess sector employment needs and devise and implement solutions to meet those needs.
This renewal grant provides general purposes support to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint. Focusing on education, creativity, physical activity and health, and family support services, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint offers year-round programming to over 3,500 children, ages 7-17, at two locations in the city of Flint: the Averill Avenue site and the Haskell Community Center. Additionally, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint houses the staff director for the National Service Accelerator Initiative, which provides matching funds for Flint area nonprofit agencies utilizing volunteers through any of the Corporation for National and Community Service programs.
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