CLF LEADS ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RESPONSE EFFORTS IN MICHIGAN
CLF and Jack Dorsey’s #startsmall team up again to support COVID-19 response efforts in Michigan and other states.
May 7 - A consortium of funders, led by CLF and Twitter & Square CEO Jack Dorsey’s #startsmall, donated an additional $3.2 million for COVID-19 response efforts focused on supporting community-based organizations in the cities of Detroit and Flint, Michigan. This round of grants will mobilize comprehensive solutions ranging from food distribution and foster care to bail relief, temporary shelter and social support services in Michigan and elsewhere.
Particular grants were matched by the Stadler Family Foundation, The David Rockefeller Fund and the Sean Anderson Foundation. In addition, the transportation network Lyft has committed to supporting the joint effort by providing a transportation option to survivors of domestic violence in Detroit and Flint through its LyftUp initiative.
"I personally want to thank Rihanna and her Clara Lionel Foundation and Jack Dorsey’s Start Small Fund for stepping up to help groups in Detroit and Flint on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Governor Whitmer said. “This generous gift will give these essential nonprofits much needed resources to help address the needs of those impacted most by COVID-19.”
Funds will go directly to the following organizations Wayne Metro Community Actions Agency, Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, Detroit Coordinated Access Model Program (CAM), Freedom House, Flint Metro Community Development, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Carriage Town Ministries, Catholic Charities, My Brother’s Keeper, the Shelter of Flint, Ennis Center, Samaritas, the YWCA Safe House, Serenity House of Flint, Food Bank Council of Michigan, Genesee County Youth Corp, The Bail Project, and The Center for Popular Democracy.