Promoting a Just, Equitable and Sustainable Society
In each of our program areas — Civil Society, Education, Environment and Flint Area — we aim to inspire and empower individuals to work with their communities in ways that will help them achieve more than they could ever accomplish alone.
We make grants to help all children, especially those in underserved communities, develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors they need to succeed in college, career pathways and life.
We support programs around the world that protect communities and the ecosystems upon which they depend.
“New models are sorely needed for land conservation projects. In the past, there was sometimes a sense that you had to choose either conservation or economic prosperity. What’s brilliant about The Nature Conservancy’s approach is that they’re protecting the forest while working with the community to ensure that the land can continue to be used and enjoyed, generate income from tourism and recreation, and support sustainable industry.”— RIDGWAY WHITE, MOTT FOUNDATION PRESIDENT AND CEO
Over more than nine decades, the Mott Foundation has sought to advance and strengthen the well-being of all aspects of community — from individuals and families to the institutions that serve them.