The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) is inviting applications for the Flint Kids Fund.
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- Medical home access and utilization, from pregnancy throughout childhood, is critical for all Flint children—providing developmental screenings as well as opportunities to review and discuss a child’s physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development. Receiving continuous care via a patient centered medical home will also improve the ability to connect children with early interventions and supports to mitigate the impact of lead exposure and trauma.
- Measurable outcomes of interest: access to medical home and developmental assessments and supports related priorities, include but are not limited to:
- Reduction in the number of children visiting the emergency department, and missed or noshow medical home appointments;
- Increase in well-child visit rates and/or use of medical home prevention services;
- Reduction of child/family barriers to accessing a medical home;
- Increase in prenatal visits by pregnant mothers; and
- Increase in children reaching developmental milestones.
- Exposure to lead can result in emotional and behavioral issues, even when there are low levels of exposure. Children exposed to lead have an increased risk of experiencing anxiety, depression, and aggressive behavior. Without a supportive environment and evidence-based interventions to reduce toxic stress and regulate emotions, children will struggle to maintain healthy relationships and succeed in school. Parenting skills and engagement are critical in creating safe and healthy environments for children.
- Measurable outcomes of interest:
- Increase in children and parents accessing mental health services
- Improving service provider knowledge and skills in trauma-informed care and supports
- Increase in children and parents receiving information and education regarding stress management and resiliency
- Grant Range: Up to $200,000
- Total Awards: Up to $2,500,000 (annual)
- To be selected for funding, organizations must be a legally incorporated entity in Michigan with 501(c)(3) status or a project sponsored by a government agency with a clear charitable purpose. Organizations with a fiscal sponsor are also eligible to apply.
- Grant requests must have direct relevance to Flint youth.
- Prior Flint Kids Fund grantees are welcome to reapply.
For more information, visit https://www.cfgf.org/Grantmaking/The-Flint-Kids-Fund