The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation affirms its founder's vision of a world in which each of us is in partnership with the rest of the human race-where each individual's quality of life is connected to the well-being of the community, both locally and globally. We pursue this vision through creative grantmaking, thoughtful communication and other activities that enhance community in its many forms. The same vision of shared learning shapes our internal culture as we strive to maintain an ethic of respect, integrity and responsibility. The Foundation seeks to strengthen, in people and their organizations, what Mr. Mott called "the capacity for accomplishment."
Types of Support:
· Civil society
Mission: To support efforts to assist in democratic institution building, strengthen communities, promote equitable access to resources, and ensure respect of rights and diversity.
Mission: To support the efforts of an engaged citizenry working to create accountable and responsive institutions, sound public policies, and appropriate models of development that protect the diversity and integrity of selected ecosystems in North America and around the world.
· Flint area
Mission: To foster a well-functioning, connected community that is capable of meeting the economic, social and racial challenges ahead.
· Pathways out of poverty
Mission: To identify, test and help sustain pathways out of poverty for low-income people and communities.
· Exploratory & Special projects
Mission: To support unusual or unique opportunities addressing significant national and international problems. (Proposals are by invitation only; unsolicited proposals are discouraged.)
Mott grants generally range from: $ 100,000 and $ 250,000.
For more info about the project visit: http://www.mott.org/about.aspx