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Frank Manley Endowment Fund/Flint Olympian/CANUSA Games

Community Foundation of Greater Flint

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2006–December 31, 2007
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

Conceived as a capstone to summer athletic activities for youth, the annual Flint Olympian Games began in 1957, while the CANUSA Games, an international competition with the city of Hamilton, Ontario, began one year later. In honor of the event’s founder, Frank J. Manley, the executive committee of the Flint Olympian and CANUSA games established a fund, the purpose of which is to support community education and youth activities in Flint and Genesee County. The fund has been used for many years to support the Olympian and CANUSA games.The Flint Olympian and CANUSA games are celebrating their 50th anniversaries during 2006 and 2007. This grant will support a permanent endowment created to honor the 50th anniversaries of both events.The Community Foundation of Greater Flint was created in 1988 with the merger of the Flint Public Trust and Flint Area Health Foundation. It works to support capacity building, improve nonprofit effectiveness, advance philanthropy and encourage innovation in the Greater Flint area.