As it celebrates nine decades of helping to strengthen communities at home and around the world, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has announced that it has surpassed $3 billion in total grantmaking since its launch on June 19, 1926. The milestone was reached as the foundation made a $5 million grant to help its hometown of Flint recover and rise from the city’s water crisis.
The grant will provide a dollar-for-dollar match on up to $5 million in donations made to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund through December 31. The Fund is held at the Foundation for Flint, a supporting organisation of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF), and is intended to provide support over the next 20 years for interventions to help area children overcome the effects of lead exposure.
“Since the Mott Foundation’s earliest days, kids and communities have been at the heart of our work,” said Mott President Ridgway H. White. “It seems fitting that this milestone grant will support the long-term health and well-being of children in our hometown.”