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Flint Farmers' Market Operating Support

Foundation for the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Restoring Community Vitality
  • Grant Amount $225,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2021–December 31, 2021
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant will provide operational support for the Flint Farmers’ Market, a key institution in the ongoing efforts to revitalize downtown Flint. Located in the Health and Wellness District, the market provides Flint residents with year-round access to fresh produce and locally grown foods. The market maintains an active calendar of community events, provides attractive public meeting spaces and supports food entrepreneurs through a commercial kitchen co-working space. In addition, market staff educate residents on the importance of healthy eating to mitigate the impact of lead. The Foundation for the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation receives and administers funds for charitable purposes and for the public welfare of Genesee County, and is the supporting organization of the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation, which operates the Flint Farmers’ Market.