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

The Foundation funds in four program areas:

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  • National leader strives to keep momentum growing for afterschool

    Terry K. Peterson - teacher, school administrator, community organizer and policymaker

    As a teacher, school administrator, community organizer and policymaker, Terry K. Peterson has spent his career working with students, parents, community groups and elected officials to increase children’s access to a high-quality public education. Chair of the Afterschool Alliance, Peterson’s efforts to promote expanded learning as a strategy for school reform — particularly for students from low-income schools and neighborhoods — have made him a sought-after speaker on the education lecture circuit.

  • U.K. community foundations: leading and funding change for more than 25 years

    St Werburghs City Farm volunteers

    The Quartet Community Foundation in the United Kingdom provides micro loans to reduce local unemployment and offers services to refugees, plus lots more. It participated in an endowment challenge grant program to ensure its sustainability.


Jumana VasiSolutions must be informed by the people and communities who will be impacted.” Jumana Vasi, program officer in the Mott Foundation’s Environment program.

Detroit Hart Plaza (Photo by Mike Russel - Wikipedia)Joining fellow philanthropic organizations, Mott makes a $2 million grant in support of the New Economy Initiative, created to spur innovation and entrepreneurism in the city of Detroit. 

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