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  • Organizing brings social entrepreneurship to New Orleans

    Developing new solutions to community problems — often referred to as “social entrepreneurship” — is a long-standing practice of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. The New Orleans chapter has successfully used such strategies in seeking the expansion of immunization programs for low-income children, as well as improvements to school safety throughout the city.

  • Report outlines future of U.S. community foundations

    A new report, On the Brink of New Promise: The Future of U.S. Community Foundations, indicates that community foundations are entering a pivotal era and that the next 20 years will be a period of great promise and important challenges for the community foundation field.

  • Mott Foundation grants $25 million to U-M’s Mott Children’s Hospital

    The Mott Foundation has made a $25 million grant to the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) for a new, state-of-the-art C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. The Foundation had granted $6.5 million in 1964-1965 to build U-M’s first children’s hospital.

  • Middle college helps nontraditional students

    Mott Middle College, launched as the nation’s first multidistrict middle college high school, has become a model for other school districts grappling with the problem of keeping students in school.

  • Community foundations expanding globally

    The Mott Foundation has been a longtime supporter of community foundations, starting in the late 1970s with grants made to develop and strengthen the field in the United States, and expanding to develop the community foundation field internationally.