Charity Partners

Community Foundation of Greater Flint

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint serves the common good in Genesee County—building a strong community by engaging people in philanthropy and developing the community’s permanent endowment—now and for generations to come. CFGF helps donors support the causes they care about, today or through their estates. Since 1988 the Community Foundation has granted more than $124 million to nonprofit organizations to build a thriving community. CFGF serves Flint and all of Genesee County including its community funds in Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flushing and Grand Blanc. Its supporting organization, the Foundation for Flint, stewards the Flint Child Health and Development Fund (aka Flint Kids Fund) in response to the Flint Water Crisis.

The tournament’s donation to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint will help in efforts to improve the lives and support the long-term development needs of children and families affected by the water crisis with early childhood education, nutrition education, access to healthy food, access to a medical home and family emotional supports.

Additionally, in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, the tournament will create a new scholarship program designed to support post-secondary education for Flint area students.

Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan

Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement is part of the nation’s largest organization dedicated to empowering young people by teaching them the knowledge and skills needed to own their economic success, plan for their future and make beneficial academic and economic choices.

 Junior Achievement has partnered with Baker College - Flint to house JA Finance Park. With nearly 24,000 students in the Genesee region having participated in Junior Achievement Programs, this new location will allow the chapter to expand and keep up with the demand for youth education in the region. The new JA Finance Park is an immersive budget simulation for middle and high school students that enables them to develop skills to successfully navigate today’s complex economic environment and discover how their decisions can impact tomorrow.

 The tournament’s donation to Junior Achievement will support JA Programs for underserved students. 

Additional Charity Opportunity

Midnight Golf Program

Midnight Golf Program’s mission is to improve under-served young adults’ personal development, educational preparedness and appreciation of the game of golf. The Program consists of a 30-week empowerment and mentoring experience that teaches life skills, college preparation, community activism, financial literacy and how to play golf.

 Twice weekly two groups of 125 youth meet for three hours of life lessons, golf lessons and a sit-down dinner. To date, nearly 100 percent of the students who have completed the program have gone on to attend college.