What We Do

The Mott Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are working to strengthen our hometown of Flint and communities around the world.

You’re in this for the long haul, and so are we.

What makes us unique?

We stick with the issues we care about — and the grantees that have a record of success.

We believe long-term funding offers grantees stability, which allows them to focus on important work and pursue innovation.

We fund the core activities of our grantees, rather than requiring them to shape projects around shifting priorities. We believe our grantees are experts in their fields, and well-equipped to make the critical decisions that guide their work.

In addition to our regular grantmaking programs, found below, we also support unusual or unique opportunities addressing significant national and international problems. Proposals for these Exploratory and Special Projects grants are by invitation only.

We provide a lot of long-term funding, but we welcome innovative ideas

The Mott Foundation often provides long-term support to established grantees, but we occasionally fund new initiatives from innovative groups with deep expertise in their areas of interest. The best way to understand our approach? See the kind of projects we’re already funding.

Grants Database

Are You a Grantee?

Learn about Mott's reporting guidelines and find important resources and forms.

Grantee Resources

Seeking a Grant?

While a high percentage of Mott's grants are renewals to existing grantees, we remain open to innovative approaches and organizations. Discover the best way to introduce your work to us.

Info for Grantseekers