About the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

About the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Nine decades ago, Charles Stewart Mott established the Foundation that bears his name in response to his deep concern about the welfare of Flint, Michigan, and an abiding affection for his adopted community. This work continues today, along with the work to envision a world in which each individual's quality of life is connection to the well-being of the community, both locally and globally.

The Mott Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are working to strengthen Flint and communities around the world in four key areas:

  • Civil Society
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Flint Area

The Mott Foundation's Advancing Afterschool portfolio works to increase access to quality educational opportunities for all children—particularly those from low-income families and underserved communities.

The Mott Foundation's interest in afterschool and summer learning programs spans 80 years of support, from the early development of community schools through their partnership with the U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. Now serving more than 1.6 million children and young people at 11,000 sites across the country, these local programs provide a wealth of practical information and data on the impact of and need for afterschool and summer learning opportunities.

The Mott Foundation is dedicated to making afterschool and summer learning programs available for every child and family who needs them. Through their support of afterschool networks in all 50 states—as well as key national education organizations—their grantmaking helps to inform policies, develop partnerships, and shape practices that will sustain and increase the quality of local programs across the U.S.

Mott Foundation Contacts

Gwynn Hughes, Senior Program Officer

Kari Pardoe, Associate Program Officer