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Helping to meet such basic needs as food, shelter and clothing among struggling residents in Mott’s hometown of Flint, Michigan, is the focus behind $785,000 in Foundation grants to seven local organizations that provide social services assistance.
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Since it was established in 1926, the Mott Foundation has maintained a deep commitment to its hometown of Flint, Michigan. This longstanding support reflects the Foundation’s belief that through involved people partnering with strong organizations, the greater Flint community can face its challenges and create a more vibrant and sustainable future.
This grantmaking, done primarily through the Foundation’s Flint Area program, includes support for educational and cultural programs; economic and downtown development; job training; and emergency and human services.
This renewal grant will provide support for the Flint Regional Science Fair,
a volunteer-led organization that provides K-12 students in an eight-county area the opportunity to develop their scientific and engineering talents. Founded in 1956 as part of the Foundation-funded community education program of the Flint Community Schools, a varied funding base of individual sponsorships, business donations, and private philanthropy keeps the fair operating and covers the costs of student scholarships and prizes.This renewal grant will provide three years of partial support for the Flint Area Science Fair. The Flint Area Science Fair, a volunteer-led, nonprofit organization, provides K-12 students in a four-county area the opportunity to develop their scientific and engineering talents. Founded in 1956 as part of the Foundation-funded community education program of the Flint Community Schools, a varied funding base of individual sponsorships, business donations, and private philanthropy keeps the fair operating and covers the costs of student scholarships and prizes.
This grant will provide Metro Housing Partnership, Inc., with general purposes support to carry out its mission to serve as a leader and catalyst to expand and enhance quality housing initiatives in Flint and Genesee County. Metro Housing Partnership, Inc., provides an array of counseling and financial assistance services to low-income homebuyers, currently serves as the primary link between city and county governments and local housing organizations, and has performed the critical task of facilitating the creation of a five-year consolidated plan for housing, which is essential to acquiring state and federal grant dollars. General purposes funding will enable Metro Housing Partnership, Inc. to continue to act as a resource and technical assistance provider, at no cost, to a steadily increasing number of organizations and individuals.
This renewal grant will provide support to Mott Community College for the Teen Creating Economic Opportunity Initiative, which offers a seven-week entrepreneurial learning and leadership experience for 45 disadvantaged youth between the ages of 14-18.
The objectives of the program are to: 1) provide participants with the competencies needed to operate a business, including business plan development; 2) offer youth additional skill-building opportunities through mentorships and job shadowing; 3) help students develop a higher education career pathway plan; and 4) offer a program track dedicated to encouraging entrepreneurship around applied technology and manufacturing. Upon completion, fifteen participants will be eligible to receive $1,000 of seed money to launch their venture.
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