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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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“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.”
Mountain Drive on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula offers perspective on the scope and density of a sprawling forest in the Keweenaw Heartlands. — RIDGWAY WHITE, MOTT FOUNDATION PRESIDENT AND CEO

Learn more about a historic land purchase on Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula

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.