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How the Sustainable Development Goals Can Help Community Foundations Respond to COVID-19 and Advance Racial Equity

October 28, 2020

In 2020, the Mott Foundation commissioned philanthropic researcher, Dr. Larry McGill, to examine how U.S. community foundations can use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to lead local revitalization efforts, advance racial equity and recover from the complex effects of the pandemic. The subsequent report aims to help community foundations unpack the SDG framework and use it to create an organized approach to their work toward systemic change.

Inspiring Change: Portraits of Partnership

December 21, 2015

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 2014 Annual Report. We've had a focus on strengthening partnerships between individuals and communities since our earliest days of grantmaking, and this approach is still evident in grants we made in 2014 across our four program areas: Civil Society, Education, Environment and Flint Area.

Toward Sustainability: Helping Communities Engage With and Protect the Environment - 2013 Annual Report

January 21, 2015

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. The Foundation's latest annual report highlights five examples of that work and introduces an important and exciting new focus in Mott's grantmaking, advancing climate change solutions.

Community Foundations: Rooted Locally, Growing Globally

December 16, 2013

This annual report includes information on the foundation's founder, Charles Stewart Mott, the organizations' values, mission and code of ethics, a list of programs and grantmaking activities, financial statements, and a list of staff, board members, and trustees.

The Case for Community Philanthropy (Arabic Translation)

June 1, 2013

The practice of community philanthropy, has witnessed a growing momentum internationally, as new forms of community solidarity models emerge at the local level. Because of their informal nature, it is difficult for some of these initiatives to grow or survive over time The global movement for community philanthropy offers a number of models for creating and sustaining community foundations which are owned and controlled from the 'bottom up.' Communities identify their own needs and objectives, and then work together to gather the needed resources internally -- whether in cash or in-kind -- to invest in the cause. This publication will shed light on this important practice and how it has contributed to more lasting and impactful results

The Case for Community Philanthropy: How the Practice Builds Local Assets, Capacity, and Trust-- and Why It Matters

June 1, 2013

The practice of community philanthropy, has witnessed a growing momentum internationally, as new forms of community solidarity models emerge at the local level. Because of their informal nature, it is difficult for some of these initiatives to grow or survive over time The global movement for community philanthropy offers a number of models for creating and sustaining community foundations which are owned and controlled from the 'bottom up.' Communities identify their own needs and objectives, and then work together to gather the needed resources internally -- whether in cash or in-kind -- to invest in the cause. This publication will shed light on this important practice and how it has contributed to more lasting and impactful results.

Picturing Success: The Transformative Power of Afterschool - Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 2011 Annual Report

December 13, 2012

The Mott Foundation's 2011 Annual Report takes an in-depth look at our commitment to increasing the quality and availability of afterschool programming, including our long-standing partnership with the federal government on the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative. The publication includes: a narrative section that showcases five afterschool programs in communities across the country, and a message from President and CEO William S. White, in which he points out that the time spent before and afterschool can form an important "foundation for learning" for many students. White also expresses concern that federal funding for afterschool programs could end up on the chopping block, given worries over how to cut national spending.

The Value of Community Philanthropy: Results of a Consultation

February 22, 2012

Outlines how involving locals as donors shapes the outcomes and sustainability of civil society-building efforts in developing nations. Calls for bolstering community foundations' pool of funders, infrastructure, partnerships, performance, and evaluation.

The Value of Community Philanthropy: Results from a Consultation

February 1, 2012

This report sets out results from a consultation to explore ways to stimulate and develop community philanthropy as a means of contributing to the sustainability of civil society and supporting the effectiveness of development aid.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 2010 Annual Report: Striking a Balance

December 6, 2011

Contains mission statement, president's message, program information, grants lists and statistics, financial statements, and lists of board members and staff.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation - 2009 Annual Report: Blinded by Pessimism or Seeing Possibilities

November 1, 2010

Contains mission statement, president's message, essays by affiliates of Mott's grantees in South Africa, program information, grants lists and statistics, financial statements, and lists of board members and staff.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation - 2008 Annual Report: Trying Times, Trying Harder

November 1, 2009

Contains mission statement, president's message, a profile of the city of Flint, grantee profiles, program information, grants list and statistics, financial statements, and lists of board members and staff.