The W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan, has announced grants totaling $7.1 million to more than a dozen nonprofits and government agencies supporting Flint's recovery from its water and lead contamination crisis and working to revitalize the city and ensure a brighter future for its children and families.
The fifteen organizations and government agencies receiving grants are working to advance solutions affecting the health, well-being, education, and economic future of children in Flint; reduce and mitigate children's exposure to lead and other contaminants; and address poverty and disinvestment in the city and surrounding metropolitan region, particularly for communities of color. Recipients include Flint Rising, the Early Childhood Development Center at the University of Michigan-Flint, Mott Community College, the Genesee County Health Department, and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
"We stand with Flint, as city residents continue to recover from the effects of the lead contamination and the city works toward its recovery," said Kellogg Foundation president and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron. "We recognize this opportunity to join our philanthropic partners like the C.S. Mott Foundation and [others] in helping ensure responsive health care, quality early education, and an economically thriving city."
For a complete list of grant recipients, see the Kellogg Foundation website.