The Importance of Summer Camps April 11th, 2019

Did you know that MAIF offers Summer Camps for underprivileged children in our community? Inspired through the Task Force recommendations and our Upward Mobility project we created projects allowing equal opportunity and ability for kids to grow up freely unencumbered by barriers to growth dreams and imagination.

According to Parent Guide News “At camp, children gain valuable life skills. In fact, an organization called The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (comprising a group of businesses, education leaders, and policymakers) has found there is a large gap between the knowledge students learn in school and the skills they need to be successful in the 21st century. After extensive research, the organization determined that some of the skills necessary to become successful adults are communication, collaboration, creativity, leadership, socialization, and problem solving. All of these areas are fostered in the camp environment.”

Help us change lives by making an impact today! Click here to learn more about our School’s Out Scholarship and our Summer Enrichment Camp.


Huntersville Cares Project February 26th, 2019

We have the opportunity to show Huntersville, that we care!

In collaboration with Samaritan’s Feet our goal is to serve 300 people in need by washing their feet, giving them a new pair of shoes, and a message of hope! Let’s show those we serve that we care for them.

The Samaritan’s Feet “Cares” platform is an opportunity to promote unity, togetherness, and reconciliation in cities across the nation. Government leaders, police officers, community members, and church leaders all come together to serve their neighbors.

Save the date:

Friday, March 29th 2019, 8:30 AM – 1 PM Huntersville, NC

For additional information and to Make An Impact through volunteering or donating to the Huntersville Cares project please contact

Make An Impact Foundation – PO Box 1959 – Davidson, NC 28036

Impact Enrichment Camp October 5th, 2018

We are grateful for our Board Member Shawn Kennedy and his team working towards their incredible goal opening the Impact Center in Charlotte, NC, serving children and youth in our community. Their annual Enrichment Camps show the wonderful impact they are already making in the kids’ lives:


September 19th, 2018

Make An Impact Foundation My Playground initiative July 27th, 2018

As a part of the foundation’s My Playground initiative, grant funding used to infuse play into the lives of underprivileged children

Six New Playgrounds Opening in the City of Flint Thanks to Make An Impact Foundation, Partner Organizations

FLINT, MI – Today, the Make an Impact Foundation, the North Carolina-based non-profit dedicated to promoting the education and well-being of underserved children nationwide, confirmed that six new playgrounds will soon be opened at City of Flint locations.

Each playground debut features grand opening festivities, including food and music, and the community is encouraged to attend. Children will be able to play on the equipment after the unveiling. Upcoming locations and ribbon-cutting ceremonies are as follows:

Saturday, July 28th – Farnumwood Park – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, August 1st – Eldorado Vista Park – 4 p.m.

Saturday, August 4th – Cook Park – 2 p.m.

Monday, August 6th – Clara Hilborn Park – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, August 8th – Dewey Park – 4 p.m.

Saturday, August 11th – Whaley Park – 2 p.m.


“Our goal is for ALL kids to grow up happy, healthy, and secure, particularly those who are often overlooked,” explains Flint native Dale Gillmore, founder of the Make An Impact Foundation. “We can’t solve every problem facing Flint, but we can send a message to the children and families here that they are valued and that we believe they can reach their full potential. These playgrounds will serve as places where all kids can play freely, unencumbered by barriers to dreams and imagination. Our partnerships with local project and donor champions in the community — neighborhood leaders, philanthropists, business and civic leaders, local government — they allow us to bring the community together to serve children in this amazing way. We can’t wait for each community celebration.”

Make An Impact Foundation partners in these playground builds are the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF), Flint Kids Fund of the Foundation for Flint, and the United Way of Genesee County.

“With these six playgrounds, Flint children will have the opportunity to once again have safe, quality, and fun places to play, which is a key aspect of early childhood development,” said Isaiah Oliver, President and CEO of CFGF. “Hundreds of youth will be able to experience the great outdoors in a beautiful playground in their neighborhood.”

Major project funding came from a $330,000 grant from the Flint Kids Fund of the Foundation for Flint and a donor advised fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF).

The project is supported by Black Tie Productions, C.S. Mott Foundation, City of Flint, Diplomat, Flint City T-Shirts, Fox66 – NBC25 – CW46, Genesys Association, Goyette Mechanical Co., Hurley Foundation, Keep Genesee County Beautiful, MacAllister Rentals, McLaren Flint, Meijer, Miracle Midwest Recreation Co., Ruth Mott Foundation, Sylvester Broom Empowerment Village, and The Loft.

Since its inception, the Make An Impact Foundation has constructed four playgrounds in areas where they are needed most. 3 of those playgrounds have been in Flint.

Those interested in becoming a donor or sponsor should visit, email, or call Tina Muschket, Impact Manager at Make An Impact Foundation, at 980.579.7426.



About the Make An Impact Foundation

The mission of Make An Impact Foundation is to promote the education and well-being of children by identifying those in severe need (homeless, poverty, etc.) as well as those with learning needs, emotional needs, disabilities, or disease, and creating an opportunity to produce change in their lives. The vision at MAIF is to meet the needs of children by identifying worthwhile projects and finding donor partners to help meet each need.


About the United Way of Genesee County

Founded in 1922, United Way of Genesee County currently supports more than 150 programs with direct grants, helping more than 75,000 people in Genesee County. The agency’s investment model is based on Education, Health, Financial Stability and Basic Needs


About The Community Foundation for 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.



Be a part of our 2018 Golf-A-Thon and Make An Impact for kids in need! February 2nd, 2018


May 16th, 2018 

At NorthStone Country Club
15801 Northstone Dr, Huntersville, NC 28078





What is a Golf-a-thon?

It’s fun, unique and simple: 36 golfers playing 100 holes of golf in one day for charity. Kind of like a “walk a thon”, the golfers will be requesting pledges based to how many holes they play or flat value donations. Our goal is for each golfer to raise $30 a hole, or a total of $3,000 in pledges for the cause.

How can I participate? 

To sign up, please contact

Are sponsorship packages available? 

To see the different sponsorship levels and/or unique sponsorship solutions, please contact

Brody Thompson Foundation Playground – Sliding with smiles February 2nd, 2018

The Brody Thompson Foundation was started to memorialize Jay and Amy Thompson’s son Brody, who passed away in a tragic accident when he was only two years old. In the short time he has was on this earth, he impacted so many people.



Brody was born on December 31, 2011 in Mooresville, NC at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. He was a complete ray of sunshine to all whom he met. There was never a person big or small that didn’t witness his glowing smile and contagious laughter.

The ultimate goal with the Brody Thompson Foundation and the creation of the Brody Thompson Memorial Playground is to provide a positive influence on the community and to preserve Brody’s lasting impression. The playground will be a safe and uplifting space for children to play and interact with each other. For more information on the Brody Thompson Foundation, please visit

2018 Flint Playground Project February 2nd, 2018



  • In 2016 our #FlintKidsPlay Team built one playground at Berston fieldhouse.
  • 2017 we doubled our impact with playgrounds at Hasselbring and Broome Park.
  • How will we Make An Impact for the kids in Flint 2018?

Stay tuned for more information or join our Impact Team and contact Matt at


Our partners include the United Way of Genesee County, The City of Flint, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, FOX66, NBC25, Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce, and Keep Genesee County Beautiful.