The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is awarding a $100,000 grant to the United Way of Genesee County to provide free water filters to Flint residents who are concerned about lead in their drinking water. The filters are part of a stopgap solution until government officials find a permanent remedy.
Sarah Murray and Dondré Young have joined the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation as program assistants. Working with the Environment program, Murray will assist with international grantmaking, while Young will focus primarily on work in the United States.
More than 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from energy poverty — meaning they live without electricity or modern cooking devices. Providing small, renewable energy systems — such as wind, solar and hydropower — is the most efficient way to reduce energy poverty and poverty in general, according to a recent report by Oxfam.
Mott’s Benita Melton believes children’s savings accounts can be an important tool to reduce poverty and bring marginalized young people into the middle class. Inside Philanthropy interviewed her about the approach.
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