CSM Foundation Application Cycle Now Open

Foundation: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Homelessness, the environment and the underserved; Geographic Focus: National and Michigan; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundation made $73 million in grants last year); Deadlines: Rolling.

Summary: The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is a private, grantmaking foundation based in Flint, MI. Its mission is to support national and international efforts that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society.

  • The Foundation’s Environment program primarily funds organizations in the Great Lakes region. It also makes grants to selected organizations internationally that ensure international investment and trade, support sustainable development, and reduce environmental degradation.
  • The Flint Area program funds a broad range of projects in Flint and surrounding Genesee County.
  • The Youth Engagement program supports practices that expand entrepreneurial education and training for youth, particularly those living in low-income communities.

Each of these programs has clearly stated guidelines, and the foundation encourages applicants to review them before submitting a funding request (http://tinyurl.com/qh2haeo).

Info: www.mott.org; Mott Foundation Building, 503 S. Saginaw Street, Suite 1200, Flint, Michigan 48502-1851; Kaitlyn C. Adler, grants administration, Email: info@mott.org or telephone: 810/238-5651.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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