FLINT, Mich., Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hagerman Foundation joined forces with 10 other foundations across the country in May 2016 to pledge nearly $125 million collectively to help the city of Flint recover from its water crisis. The Hagerman Foundation responded by committing $1 million in 2016. They proudly awarded their final grants in early December.
The Hagerman Foundation was founded in the summer of 2014 by Phil and Jocelyn Hagerman, with one passion in mind: To brighten and improve the lives of future generations.
"Since the foundation's inception, we knew our giving would primarily be in Flint and Genesee County. The recent water crisis merely solidified our vision to bring hope for a better tomorrow in our community," said Jocelyn Hagerman, CEO of The Hagerman Foundation. "We remain on course to support the non-profit sector, boost efforts to revitalize Flint's economy, support education, and organizations helping families in need."
As part of their $1 million pledge, the Hagerman Foundation worked with community-based organizations to provide support in capacity building, program development, capital campaigns, or general operating support.
The following organizations received grants for improving the lives of children and furthering education programs:
- The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint, Summer Program
- Buckham/GVRC Share Arts Project
- Christ Enrichment Center, Family Literacy Program
- Ennis Center, Fostering Creativity Program
- Flint and Genesee Literacy Network
- Friends of Berston, Family Literacy Classroom
- Floyd J. McCree Theatre, Afterschool Theatre Workshops
- Genesee Area Focus Fund, Youth Quest Summer Youth Initiative, Teen Quest General Support
- Grand Circus, Develop(Her) Tech Bootcamp Program, Genesee County
- Motherly Intercession, Afterschool Mentoring Program
- The United Way, Drug Education for Youth Camp
- Whaley Children Center, Medical Service Program
- Young Life of Genesee County
- YMCA, Safe Places Afterschool Program
The following organizations received grants providing outreach for families in need:
- Baby Court
- Camp Casey, Horsey House Call Program, Genesee County
- Catholic Charities, Center for Hope Capital Campaign
- Clara's Hope, Foster Family Support Program
- Communities First Inc.
- Old Newsboys, Christmas Box Program
- Shelter of Flint
- The Hurley Foundation, Video Interaction Program
- The YWCA, Safe House Re-imagined Capital Campaign
The Hagerman Foundation remains committed to helping residents of Flint, MI, now and well into the future.
"We feel it will be the collaborations of many community partners to turn our city around," said Phil Hagerman, President of The Hagerman Foundation. "We set out to look for projects that would cause a ripple and trickle affect toward revitalizing the city of Flint. We know that in order to rebuild the trust that has been lost, we need to work together."
About The Hagerman Foundation
The Hagerman Foundation was established in 2014 by husband and wife team Phil and Jocelyn Hagerman with one passion in mind: to brighten and improve the lives of future generations. The foundation aims to revitalize the city of Flint, MI, and surrounding communities by partnering with organizations, programs, and projects that support the growth of individuals and culture.
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