Shannon L. Lawder
We support efforts to increase civic engagement, encourage charitable giving and help communities make positive change.
When people get involved in their communities, things change for the better.
Mott supports local efforts to bring about change.
Local communities are where people most directly relate to the social, economic and political processes taking place in their countries, and where they can be most active in shaping them. That’s why our Civil Society grantmaking focuses on building vibrant communities where all people can engage in decision-making that affects their day-to-day lives.
We work with grantees to strengthen the nonprofit sector and expand local philanthropy to be vital vehicles for addressing tough challenges, unlocking local resources and building community leadership.
Where We’re Working
Central and Eastern Europe
We seek to foster an environment in which the nonprofit sector strengthens democratic values and practices.
We work to empower underserved communities by developing local philanthropy and increasing access to justice.
We aim to help the nonprofit and philanthropic sector meet the needs of individuals and communities.
We work to strengthen global support systems for philanthropies and nonprofit organizations.
South Africa Office Manager
Director, South Africa
Regional Director, Central and Eastern Europe