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

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  • Inside Mott: Mott Foundation staff expands by three

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    Three new staff are on the job at Mott; Jeff Alexander and Craig Kelley Jr. have joined the Foundation’s Communications Department and Kaitlyn Adler will serve as a data and research analyst for Grants Administration.

  • Statement on Foundation’s grantmaking in Russia

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    Mott Foundation Chairman and CEO William S. White responds to a recommendation by the upper house of the Russian parliament to put the Foundation on a list of “undesirable” organizations. The matter is now under review by the country’s prosecutor general and other officials.



Oxfam: Speaking Truth to PowerMore than 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from energy poverty — meaning they live without electricity or modern cooking devices. Providing small, renewable energy systems — such as wind, solar and hydropower — is the most efficient way to reduce energy poverty and poverty in general, according to a recent report by Oxfam.


Benita Melton

Mott’s Benita Melton believes children’s savings accounts can be an important tool to reduce poverty and bring marginalized young people into the middle class. Inside Philanthropy interviewed her about the approach.

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