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This grant increase helps the Council of Michigan Foundations during a period of critical leadership transition. Council of Michigan Foundations is widely considered the premier regional association of grantmakers. This additional general purposes support assist the new executive director in implementing a strategic plan and investing in needed capital items that will help secure the sustainability of both the Council of Michigan Foundations and those organizations it serves.
This grant provides continued support to The Philanthropy Roundtable for the general purposes of the organization. The Philanthropy Roundtable is a national association of individual donors, corporate giving representatives, foundation staff and trustees, and trust and estate officers. The Philanthropy Roundtable provides a variety of programs and services for grantmakers including a national conference, regional meetings, publication of "Philanthropy" magazine, and other publications, as well as consulting and referral services. The association is a means for donors to keep in touch with their peers who share similar concerns in the field of philanthropy.
This grant supports community development in Serbia and Montenegro by providing small grants, training, and technical assistance to local nongovernmental organizations and informal citizen groups. The grantee, a registered charity in the United Kingdom, works through a staff of 10 trained, multiethnic advisors in Serbia and Montenegro and a board of trustees in the United Kingdom. In addition to disbursing small grants, during the grant period, the grantee will establish a Yugoslav grantmaking foundation and strengthen the capacity of this foundation to identify community needs; solicit, evaluate, and award grants for community-based projects; monitor and provide technical assistance to grantees; and raise local and international funding.
The Mott Foundation, through its Civil Society program, supports efforts to build a vibrant and independent philanthropic and nonprofit sector.
We fund organizations and initiatives that promote effectiveness, accountability, and transparency within the sector; build the capacity of foundations and nonprofit organizations to address local community needs; enhance the sector’s legal, fiscal, research, and policy framework; and ensure an adequate, responsive flow of resources to the nonprofit sector. Our geographic focus includes: Central/Eastern Europe and Russia, South Africa, United States, and select countries internationally, as well as globally.
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