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.
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.
Flint’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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