• Community foundations engage residents to shape their future

    A low-cost health care services model, funded by The Foundation for the Mid South — one of seven institutions nationwide participating in a CFLeads’ project to stimulate more interaction between residents and community foundations — is highlighted in this slideshow.

  • Organization educates, inspires community foundation leaders

    CFLeads, an infrastructure organization, provides services to develop individual community foundation leaders, their institutions and the field’s overall strength while also offering opportunities for practitioners to learn from their peers in the field.

  • From the Mott Archives: Nelson Mandela interview with Mott staff

    On the eve of the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, Christa Kuljian reminisced about the interview she conducted with him 13 years earlier, when she was the South Africa office director for the Mott Foundation. “He was quite warm and welcoming and open. He was very gracious,” she recalled.

  • Remembering Nelson Mandela

    As we mourn the death of Nelson Mandela, the Mott Foundation is remembering his life and legacy by recounting a recent visit to Flint by Albie Sachs, a fellow attorney and anti-apartheid activist whom Mandela appointed as a founding justice on the South African Constitutional Court.

  • Office of Foundation Liaison celebrates 10 years as ‘gift to the state’

    Michigan’s Office of Foundation Liaison (OFL), a Mott Foundation grantee, is celebrating a decade of helping to improve the lives of Michigan residents. Bringing together government and private foundations to address issues such as benefits access, prisoner reentry, college access and affordable fresh food, the OFL has been replicated in other locations around the country and the world.

  • Along with history, project records idealism of South Africa’s early democracy

    The South African Constitutional Court was born during a breathtaking moment in South Africa’s history. A recent oral history, begun by four former Court justices and funded in part by the Mott Foundation, recounts the creation of the Court while examining the country’s transition from apartheid to constitutional democracy.

  • Albie Sachs: From freedom fighter to justice on South Africa’s Constitutional Court

    Nelson Mandela’s legacy and the journey to freedom in post-apartheid South Africa were among the topics explored by civil rights activist Albie Sachs during a visit to Mott’s hometown of Flint, Michigan. Sachs is a founding justice of South Africa’s Constitutional Court and co-author of that country’s post-apartheid constitution.