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  • Twenty years later: community foundations are still improving neighborhoods

    The Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) strives to help the city’s neighborhoods become safe, vibrant, clean and green. The focus on making small grants to help residents improve their quality of life began when BCF took part in Mott’s Neighborhoods Small Grants Program, which ran from 1984 to 1994.

  • 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.