Michael Jordan & Jordan Brand Announce Grant to Community Foundation of Greater Flint

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) announces that it has been selected as an inaugural recipient of a Community Grant from Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand as part of its Black Community Commitment Grant Program. Funding will be dedicated to the Flint Neighborhood Oral History Project, a partnership between CFGF, Sloan Museum of Discovery, Neighborhood Engagement Hub, and the University of Michigan-Flint.

“We received hundreds of applications for Community Grants, and every single one of them was a reminder of the unique impact and powerful personal connections local community efforts can make happen. Making a decision on the first cycle of 18 organizations selected was certainly not easy,” said Craig Williams, President, Jordan Brand, “We are thrilled to not only stand behind them, but based on the volume of applications received, we look forward to continuing to offer this program each year in support of local grassroots efforts that create real, meaningful change for people and communities.”

“We are grateful to Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand for funding this unique community partnership that seeks to advance truth, racial healing, and transformation in Flint,” said Isaiah M. Oliver, President and CEO of CFGF.

The city-wide, year-long project creates active conversations with community members by listening to Flint citizens and creating a candid history of this complex city.

For more information about the Flint Neighborhood Oral History Project, contact Lynn Williams, Community Engagement Officer, at lwilliams@cfgf.org, or call 810-767-8270.

The Jordan Brand Black Community Commitment:

Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand are committed to leading sustainable and impactful change to end systemic racism for the Black Community. Through the 10-year, $100 million Black Community Commitment, Michael Jordan, and the Jordan Brand identified three main focus areas that are critical to improving outcomes for Black Americans in the following areas: Social Justice, Education & Awareness and Economic Justice.

The Community Grants program provides micro-funding grant awards to grassroots non-profit organizations with a total operating budget under $3 million with proven track records of success and demonstrated paths to sustainable change.

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