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These programs touch upon a number of major issues.
Each grantmaking program also works within clearly stated geographic parameters or regions.
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This renewal grant provides partial support for the Genesee Area Focus Fund and its supported organization, the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce, to continue to deliver economic development and education and training services to the Flint area. The chamber focuses on increasing business investment, job creation, and industry diversification through business retention, expansion, and attraction activities as well as entrepreneurial support services. The chamber also enhances the area's economic competitiveness and quality of life by providing workforce education and training programming across all age levels, and by engaging in special initiative projects.
This grant renews support to the Prima Civitas Foundation to pursue a broad range of initiatives and strategies designed to make Michigan globally competitive in the new economy. Begun in 2005 with the mission of transforming Mid-Michigan's economy, Prima Civitas now works statewide to build networks that connect Michigan's knowledge assets with catalytic opportunities for economic growth. During the grant period the organization will continue to implement a strategic plan focused on encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation; recruiting, retaining, and developing a 21st century workforce; regional economic development strategies; and international connectivity.
This renewal grant will provide partial funding to the Greater Flint Health Coalition for the Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities Program. The purpose of the project is to create sustainable employment and promote career advancement for low-income Genesee County residents in the healthcare industry. With this grant, the Greater Flint Health Coalition will provide entry-level training to area residents in high-need areas of healthcare employment, support program participants with intensive case management, and rigorously monitor program outcomes. The organization will also regularly convene healthcare sector employers to assess sector employment needs and devise and implement solutions to meet those needs.
The Mott Foundation, through its four grantmaking programs, funds a variety of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and projects throughout the United States, which together receive about three quarters of the Foundation’s grant funds each year.
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