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Charles Stewart Mott Foundation


Last profile update: 04/20/2018
Last grant data update: 06/08/2018

At A Glance

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Mott Foundation Bldg., 503 S. Saginaw St., Ste. 1200

Flint, MI United States 48502-1851

Telephone: (810) 238-5651


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Incorporated in 1926 in MI - Founded by the late automobile industry pioneer Charles Stewart Mott. Mott was one of the original partners in the creation of General Motors Corp., and served on the board of directors until 1973. In addition, he served as the mayor of Flint, Michigan, for two non-consecutive terms

Purpose and Activities

To support efforts that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society with the primary focus on civil society, the environment, the area of Flint, MI and poverty. The foundation makes grants for a variety of purposes within these program areas including: philanthropy and voluntarism; assisting emerging civil societies in Central/Eastern Europe, Russia and South Africa; conservation of fresh water ecosystems in North America; reform of international finance and trade; improving the outcomes for children, youth and families at risk of persistent poverty; education and neighborhood and economic development. The foundation also makes grants to strengthen the capacity of local institutions in its home community of Flint, MI.