• Environmental leader discusses Equator Principles

    Michelle Chan-Fishel, coordinator of the Green Investments Program at Friends of the Earth-USA (FoE) in San Francisco discusses in an interview with the Foundation issues related to the Equator Principles and FoE’s interest in the field of private finance reform.

  • Museum preserves South Africa’s pre-apartheid history

    Valmont Layne, director of the District Six Museum, a Mott grantee in Cape Town, South Africa, shares in an interview with the Foundation his views about life in District Six and the ways life changed after residents were forcefully resettled elsewhere.

  • Banks endorsing Equator Principles

    The Equator Principles, named for the large geographic region below the equator where developers traditionally had focused little attention on the social and environmental impacts of their projects, are modeled after policies and guidelines used by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) — the arm of the World Bank Group that lends money to the private sector.

  • 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.