The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is a private, grantmaking foundation based in Flint, Michigan.

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  • Inside Mott: New opportunities and fond farewells

    Mary Gailbreath and Phil Peters

    Change is in the air as the Mott Foundation celebrates a round of retirements and resulting promotions. Inside Mott, a periodic feature on Foundation Trustees and staff, provides the details.

  • New Pathways to Opportunity plan puts youth and education first

    Kyle Caldwell

    Over the past several years, the Mott Foundation has been taking a hard look at the research on poverty and its impact on children. Kyle Caldwell, program director for the Pathways to Opportunity team, helped lead the development of a new grantmaking plan, which was approved by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in late 2014. In a Q & A, he explains the plan and the factors that influenced it.


Blight elimination planningFlint’s five-year framework for blight elimination is getting a national spotlight. The plan will be showcased as a potential model for other cities at the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference. The Center for Community Progress will host the event in Detroit May 19-21.


Afterschool programs are emerging as an effective tool in the battle against childhood obesity in the U.S., says a special report Kids on the Move: Afterschool Programs Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, from the Afterschool Alliance.


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