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

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  • Kyle Caldwell to lead Johnson Center

    Kyle Caldwell

    The Mott Foundation congratulates Kyle Caldwell, director of the Foundation’s Pathways to Opportunity grantmaking team, on being named executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy.

  • Related: Pathways to Opportunity plan puts youth and education first

    Kyle Cladwell at Brownell STEM Academy

    Over the past several years, the Mott Foundation has been taking a hard look at the research on poverty and its impact on children. Kyle Caldwell helped lead the development of a new grantmaking plan, which was approved by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in late 2014. In a Q & A, he explains the plan and the factors that influenced it.



Fans are cheering the news of planned improvements and the return of high school football to Flint’s historic Atwood Stadium. The community has raised more than $2 million, including a Mott grant of $1.75 million, to update and repair the iconic landmark, which first opened in 1929.


Children's Savings AccountsKids with a college savings account are three times more likely to attend and four times more likely to finish college than kids without accounts — even with as little as $500 in savings. Read more from Inside Philanthropy about this approach to helping kids succeed.


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