Name of Foundation: The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Location: Flint, Mich.
Contact info: www.mott.org Phone: (810) 238-5651
Coverage Area: United States, Great Lakes area, International (Europe, South America, Latin America, South Africa)
Subject Area: After-School, Civic Participation, Community Foundations, Community Organizing, Sustainable Development, Vulnerable Youth, Workforce Development
Assets: $2.1 billion (2011)
Last Year Total Giving: $108 million (2011)
In a Nutshell: Charles Stuart Mott, one of the original founders of the General Motors Corp., established the foundation in 1926, focusing on the needs of Flint, Michigan. Before the establishment of his foundation, he served as mayor of the city of Flint and helped to create many nonprofit organizations. Today, the foundation funds programs all over the United States as well as many countries around the world.
Youth-related funding flows mainly within its Pathways Out of Poverty program. This area includes improving community organizing efforts, expanding economic opportunity, and improving community education. Education efforts include school reform on the district, state or regional level.
The foundation pays particular attention to vulnerable youth, funding programs that target disconnected youth and those at risk of dropping out. As well as enrichment opportunities for youth, including in school, after-school, and summer programming.
The foundation is led by CEO, William S. White, who has been with the foundation since 1969, has been its president since 1976, and has served as chairman of the board since 1988.
How to Apply: After reviewing the program guidelines, grantees are required to fill out an online Letter of Inquiry. Your request will be reviewed by Mott Foundation staff and you will receive a reply within a few weeks.
Recent News and Grant Making:
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Fall 2013 Grants
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Early 2013 Grants