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General Purposes

Village Information Center

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Restoring Community Vitality
  • Grant Amount $46,500
  • Grant Period July 1, 2011–June 30, 2014
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

The Village Information Center was established in 1976 and has published 580 issues of “East Village Magazine”. “East Village Magazine” is a monthly nonprofit magazine written by and for Flint residents and nonprofit groups that focuses on issues directly affecting the quality of life in Flint neighborhoods. The magazine is distributed entirely by volunteers throughout the city of Flint, reaching a reader base of about 14,000. In addition to publishing the magazine, the grantee trains its volunteers in professional writing and journalism and provides a literary outlet for city residents. This grant will enable the grantee to restructure its operations and redesign its Website.