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Mott Foundation,

philanthropic trust created (1926) by automobile executive Charles Stewart Mott (1875–1973) to support programs dealing with selected urban problems. The foundation originally concentrated most of its activities in its home, Flint, Mich., where it continues to fund community-centered activities to promote education, health, and understanding in a time of great economic and social change. In addition to its Flint programs, the foundation funds programs to fight poverty and its effects, environmental conservation programs, and programs that encourage "free and pluralistic democratic societies," especially in the United States, the nations of the former USSR, and South Africa. In 1998 its endowment exceeded $2.3 billion.
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Through 100K Ideas -- a nonprofit organization started by the founders of the Ferris Wheel initiative and supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation -- innovators with a product, software, service or social venture can receive help with idea validation, concept ideation, product development, prototyping, capitalization, market development, operations management and business formation.
Also, to combat chronic absenteeism--defined as missing two days of school each month, or 18 days total over the school year--the Department, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and the Ad Council have partnered to create the "Absences Add Up" public service campaign.
In 1926, he founded the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to support vital programs, including the establishment of Mott Children's Health Center and the celebrated community education program in Flint Public Schools, which became a national model for expanding the role of schools as neighborhood hubs.
Sponsored by statewide afterschool summits in partnerships with state municipal leagues with assistance from the YEF Institute and support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, these summits will be held in Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington.
With support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) formed the Greenforce Initiative.
To address this problem, in 2007, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) launched "Supporting Student Success: The Promise of Expanded Learning Opportunities" (S3), with support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation earlier this spring granted Uptown Reinvestment $310,000 to help it buy the parcels as part of the city of Flint s overall strategy to improve the South Saginaw Street corridor between Atherton and Hemphill roads.
Supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the research found that successful strategies sustained over time contributed to higher student attendance, test scores, graduation, and college-going rates in the cities of Oakland, Philadelphia, Miami, and Austin.
Bishop International Airport has said that its planned intermodal hub is one step closer to development with an announcement by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation that it intends to provide up to USD10m for the project over several years.
The program is jointly administered by the National Center for Workforce Education and Jobs for the Future, and is funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation through a grant of $751,000.
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, a generous supporter of environmental causes--it spent $800,000 in the 1990s to protect a South American wetland--still has financial and managerial control of U.