That challenge has perhaps never been clearer — or the outcomes more critical — than during the Flint water crisis and COVID-19 pandemic.
Flint’s nonprofit and philanthropic sector served as the backbone of the local response to both. From helping residents to meet their most basic needs, to bringing much-needed resources to the community, to protecting and nurturing the positive momentum that had been emerging in Flint, Mott grantees are helping Flint recover and rise from the dual crises.
As our hometown reimagines its future, Mott is reaffirming our longstanding commitment to helping people and organizations come together, often in new and innovative ways, to create a vibrant and sustainable community.
Our grantmaking focuses on two objectives:
Nonprofit / Philanthropic Sector
We envision a strong nonprofit and philanthropic sector that contributes to quality of life in Flint.
We make grants to:
- Support activities and organizations addressing the basic needs of area residents.
- Build the operational and leadership capacities of local nonprofits.
- Provide technical assistance to organizations delivering critical services in the community.
- Promote the long-term strength and sustainability of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
This grantmaking provides us with the flexibility to help leverage opportunities and resources for the Flint community, test new ideas, incubate local projects and meet specific, unforeseen needs as they arise.