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

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  • Sam Passmore offers inside look at Mott's new environment program plan

    Sam Passmore

    In a Q&A, Mott Environment Program Director Sam Passmore discusses the evolution of the Foundation’s environmental grantmaking and spotlights an exciting new focus area aimed at advancing climate change solutions.

  • UM "Greenland Expedition" creates first polar weather station

    Aviator Bert R. Hassell with the Director of the 1926-1929 Greenland Expeditions, William H. Hobbs and Parker D. Cramer

    A 1928 copy of the University of Michigan’s alumni magazine unlocks the tale of the Mott Foundation’s first environmental grant to establish a polar weather station. Today, Mott is still making grants to protect the diversity and integrity of selected ecosystems in North America and around the world as illustrated in its latest annual report, Towards Sustainability.



The Indiana Afterschool Network, one of 47 state networks funded by Mott, has received $1 million from the Lilly Endowment. The grant will be used to expand STEM initiatives and create an online training program for young workers.


Planetarium - Flint Cultural CenterFlint’s Longway Planetarium has launched the public phase of its “Universe of Possibilities” Capital Campaign. Seeded with a $1.5 million Mott grant, the goal is to raise another $300,000 to improve technology and remove barriers to access.

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