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

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  • Inside Mott: Joseph M. Martin joins C. S. Mott Foundation

    Joseph M. Martin

    Joseph M. Martin has joined the staff of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation as a program officer for its Flint-Area grantmaking team. Formerly with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Martin also will serve as a loaned executive to the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation in Flint, Michigan.

  • Sam Passmore offers inside look at Mott's new environment program plan

    Sam Passmore

    In a Q&A, Mott Environment Program Director Sam Passmore discusses the evolution of the Foundation’s environmental grantmaking and spotlights an exciting new focus area aimed at advancing climate change solutions.



The Indiana Afterschool Network, one of 47 state networks funded by Mott, has received $1 million from the Lilly Endowment. The grant will be used to expand STEM initiatives and create an online training program for young workers.


Planetarium - Flint Cultural CenterFlint’s Longway Planetarium has launched the public phase of its “Universe of Possibilities” Capital Campaign. Seeded with a $1.5 million Mott grant, the goal is to raise another $300,000 to improve technology and remove barriers to access.

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