Civil Society

2012 Annual Report | Community foundations: Rooted locally. Growing globally.

The Mott Foundation’s 2012 Annual Report examines the phenomenal growth of the community foundation field, as well as Mott’s long-standing commitment to its spread and vitality. Timed for release as the field began a year-long celebration in 2014 of the 100th anniversary of the community foundation movement, the publication includes a narrative section that describes Mott’s contributions to the field, our current focus and the lessons learned over the years. Also included are three short stories, each featuring a different aspect of the community foundation field, and a message from President and CEO William S. White. In his message, White points out that Mott has “long been impressed by the simplicity and the power that underlies the community foundation concept, which is to create a local vehicle that can empower the residents of a community to support causes close to home and close to the heart.”

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