Background

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, a private philanthropy, was established by an automotive pioneer in 1926 in Flint, Michigan. Over the past two decades, it has greatly expanded its programming to support nonprofit programs throughout the United States and internationally.


Mission

To support efforts that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society through its programs.

Geographic focus

Flint, Michigan; US; Central and eastern Europe (CEE); South Africa

Programme areas

The foundation is active in the following areas:


– Civil Society

– Environment

– Flint Area

– Education

– Exploratory and Special Projects


Civil Society

Helps strengthening the role of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector in increasing civic engagement and improving communities and societies.


Environment

Helps to create accountable and responsive institutions, sound public policies and sustainable models of development that protect communities, as well as the diversity and integrity of selected ecosystems in North America and around the world.


Flint Area

Helps the foundation’s hometown of Flint, Michigan, develop into a well-functioning, connected community that’s capable of meeting economic, social and racial challenges.


Education

Aims to create an environment in which all children and young people, particularly those from low- and moderate-income households, have access to quality educational experiences that help them achieve academic and economic success.


Exploratory and Special Projects

Supports unusual or unique opportunities addressing significant national and international problems. Proposals are by invitation only.