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Community Foundation of Greater Flint

500 South Saginaw Street, Suite 200
Flint, Michigan 48502
United States

Mission

Serving the common good by engaging people in philanthropy and building the community’s endowment

Most Meaningful Change

We help to fund a new initiative that brings organizations together to explore more collaborative ways to effect positive change and to strengthen the community’s competitive advantage. It also helps local nonprofits and government entities apply for competitive federal funding. This initiative is helping to transform our community culture from one that used to cherish “the lines that divide” to one that understands the value of working together across sectors and disciplines.

1988 Year Founded
$145,430,311 Endowment Value
$4,627,328 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

426,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationCommunity Foundation of Greater Flint
Address 1500 South Saginaw Street, Suite 200
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownFlint
State / RegionMichigan
ZIP / Postal Code48502
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone810-767-3505
Emailkhorton@cfgf.org
Websitewww.cfgf.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Kathi Horton, President
Primary Contact’s NameKathi Horton
Primary Contact’s PositionPresident
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1988
Mission StatementServing the common good by engaging people in philanthropy and building the community’s endowment
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced426,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)10
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members22
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$5,751,335
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$841,993
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$6,443,881
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$4,627,328
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$145,430,311
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsA little improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed an important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingNo role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed an important role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyVery little time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyImportant but not central
Community developmentImportant but not central
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLot
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentLittle
HealthLot
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionLittle
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentLittle
HousingLittle
ChildrenFair amount
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyLittle
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesLittle
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyRarely
Loaned staffNever
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentRarely
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsRarely
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingRarely
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeGetting better
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting worse
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Trust among different sections of the communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Social position of marginalized groupsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Quality of the environmentWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityA few small achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsA few small achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersNeither helpful or unhelpful
Regional association of grantmakersVery helpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationN/A
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersUnimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsWe help to fund a new initiative that brings organizations together to explore more collaborative ways to effect positive change and to strengthen the community’s competitive advantage. It also helps local nonprofits and government entities apply for competitive federal funding. This initiative is helping to transform our community culture from one that used to cherish “the lines that divide” to one that understands the value of working together across sectors and disciplines.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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