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Mott responds to war in Ukraine
Mott-funded program aims to increase diversity in environmental journalism
Tapology enriches lives through dance, education and community outreach
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Involved citizens are key to success of neighborhood foot patrol programs
Neighborhood foot patrol officers can make a critical difference – especially in communities facing tough budget cuts – if residents are willing to “step up” and work with their officer and each other.
Mott Foundation president awarded first-ever European Foundation Centre Philanthropy Compass Prize
Mott Foundation President William S. White received the first-ever Philanthropy Compass Prize awarded by the European Foundation Centre (EFC) on Nov. 9, 2009, for “outstanding contributions to the development of the EFC and the European philanthropic sector."
Mott’s legacy shapes hometown grantmaking
Neal Hegarty, director of the Mott Foundation’s Flint Area grantmaking program, talks about the factors that drive hometown philanthropy and the lessons learned over the past 80 years.
Global economic woes, climate change increase importance of NGO oversight
The current global economic crisis is pushing international financial institutions (IFIs) — such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund — back into the public spotlight and increasing their importance in developing countries.
Revolving Loan Fund strengthens Great Lakes land conservation
In this Q&A, Michael Kelly, director of the Great Lakes Revolving Loan Fund, talks about how short-term bridge financing fulfills a critical role in protecting ecologically valuable properties.
Climate change and water use patterns demand better management of Great Lakes
Increasingly lower water levels in the Great Lakes demand better management by surrounding states, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation.
Remembering, commemorating anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko
One of South Africa's most important activists of the apartheid era is memorialized 30 years after his death.
A brief history of Mott Foundation support for Bishop International Airport
Since 1971, when Mott Foundation President Harding Mott was part of a delegation of civic leaders who met with federal officials in Washington, D.C., to propose that Flint become home to a regional airport, the Foundation has supported the expansion of Bishop International Airport.
Loft apartments lure residents back into the central city
To counter a decline in downtown Flint, a downtown master plan, created by Sasaki Associates, Inc. in 2002, was developed by the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation with Mott funding. The master plan is being used as the basis for a number of redevelopment strategies, including new housing initiatives that will feed demand for complementary shops and services.
Mott Program Officer Neal Hegarty talks about reducing barriers to employment
Neal Hegarty, a program officer with Mott’s Pathways Out of Poverty Program, shares in a Q&A his thoughts about understanding and addressing barriers to finding and maintaining living-wage employment.