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Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Profile

Last profile update: 04/03/2017
Last grant data update: 03/18/2017

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

URL: www.mott.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

EIN

381211227

BRIDGE Number

1213230180

Background

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.