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Empowering Communities

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.

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“A longstanding spirit of community collaboration was strengthened during the water crisis, persisted through the pandemic and endures today. To that end, there are reasons for hope.”
The water tower in Flint, Michigan with the words "Flint STRONG" written on its light blue dome. — RIDGWAY WHITE, MOTT FOUNDATION PRESIDENT AND CEO

Read Hope after heartache: The Flint water crisis 10 years on

Through the Years

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.

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A young woman looks up and smiles while working at a produce booth at the Flint Farmers' Market.
An old black and white photo of a Fairview teacher holding hands with three students, circa 1940s.