Shannon L. Lawder
We work to foster engaged, empowered and equitable communities throughout the world.
When people get involved in their communities, things change for the better.
Mott supports efforts to bring about positive change in communities.
Local communities are where people most directly relate to the social, economic and political processes taking place in their countries, and where they can be most active in shaping them. That’s why our Civil Society grantmaking focuses on building vibrant communities where all people can engage in decision-making that affects their day-to-day lives.
We work with grantees to strengthen the space for civic engagement, enhance local philanthropy and increase access to justice so all communities can address challenges and seize opportunities that lie ahead.
Strengthening Civic Space
We strive to promote, protect and reinvigorate the space for civic engagement.
Enhancing Community Philanthropy
We support the development of community foundations that foster just, equitable and sustainable societies
Increasing Access to Justice
We promote social equity in communities by increasing access to justice.
We support unique opportunities to advance the Civil Society mission.
South Africa Office Manager
Associate Program Officer
Senior Program Officer