2013 Annual Report | Toward sustainability: helping communities engage with and protect the environment

From the coastal sand dunes of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula to the warm waters of the Amazon River Basin, the Mott Foundation has long supported the stewardship of the world’s most precious natural resources. Featuring beautiful photography and first-hand perspectives of those working on the ground, the Foundation’s 2013 annual report highlights five examples of that work and introduces an important and exciting new focus in Mott’s grantmaking — advancing climate change solutions.

The report also features a message from William S. White, the Foundation’s chairman and CEO, who reflects on how this new focus builds on decades of exploration and learning. That experience, White says, “has taught us that this grantmaking must seek practical ways to simultaneously build strong economic, environmental and social conditions for all people — in a word, ‘sustainability.’”

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