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Community Foundation of Greater Flint to host information session for non-profits

GENESEE COUNTY — Attention all community based organizations doing good work in Genesee County. The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) has moved from a rolling application process to three general grant cycles beginning December 2018.

The new grant process is designed for organizations recognized as 501(c)3 public charities that serve Genesee County residents. Anyone interested in learning about how to access Community Foundation grants is welcome to attend.

Two information sessions will be held on Nov. 5 at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan’s Hunger Solution Center, 1939 Howard Avenue, Flint. Meet CFGF program officers and learn more about how to apply for a Community Foundation grant.

The session will include review of the application process, grant priorities, grant reporting, and communicating your grant. Refreshments will be served.

Register online at, or call Stephanie Whitledge, Grants Administrator. Details: Call 810- 767-3505. — G.G.

Genesee County and Flint leaders back Proposals 2 & 3

FLINT — Flint community leaders and residents came out in support of Proposals 2 and 3 today in asking voters to give a nonpartisan “2-3 punch for democracy” by voting YES on the proposals Nov. 6 or by absentee.

“Voting yes on Proposals 2 and 3 will restore our voices as voters, and make sure Michigan politicians are focused on solving problems, not advancing the agenda of special interests,” said Katie Fahey, founder and executive director of Voters Not Politicians, the Proposal 2 campaign. “Proposal 2 will end partisan gerrymandering, the current system that allows politicians to operate in secret to draw Congressional, state House, and state Senate district lines that benefit themselves and political parties, and put citizens in charge to draw maps that are fair, impartial, and transparent.”

Genesee County Clerk John Gleason said it is important to end partisan gerrymandering and make it easier to vote so that Michigan residents will have their voices heard. “A yes vote on Proposal 2 ends partisan gerrymandering. A yes vote on Proposal 3 will protect the right to a secret ballot, ensure military service members get ballots in time for their votes to count, and give all registered voters access to an absentee ballot for any reason. I’d like to remind all voters that these proposals will be at the end of a long ballot. Take a few minutes to get informed and remember to vote your whole ballot.”

Proposals 2 and 3 have been endorsed by many in Genesee County, including U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, County Sheriff Robert Pickell, Treasurer Deb Cherry, County Prosecutor David Leyton, Sen. Jim Ananich, Rep. Tim Sneller and others, along with the League of Women Voters- Michigan, the ACLU of Michigan, the NAACP of Michigan and Michigan AFL-CIO.

For more information on Proposal 2 go to; to learn more on Proposal 3 visit — G.G.

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