The University of Michigan-Flint has formed the Community Impact Fund in response to the water crisis in the city of Flint. As the water and community issues have evolved, the UM-Flint’s offices of university advancement and outreach have received numerous inquiries from donors and students seeking ways to help by making financial contributions.
This led the UM-Flint team to create a fund that will enable student engagement and encourage students to creatively address what they might do with their community, faculty, and each other.
Initiatives will be conducted in collaboration with social and civic organizations and will optimize coordinated interventions to improve the well-being and quality of life of Flint residents.
The fund, managed through the Office of the Provost, provides seed grants through a competitive application process; awardees will implement ideas or programs that help to improve community conditions in the Flint region.