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Over $1.4M in grants awarded in November 2018

FLINT, Michigan, December 13, 2018 – Seventeen grants totaling $1,424,139 were approved by the Ruth Mott Foundation Board of Trustees at its most recent meeting in November. The awards include nine grants to programs that serve youth, which was the No. 1 priority identified when the Ruth Mott Foundation worked with north Flint residents to […]

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Raquel Thueme named Ruth Mott Foundation’s next president

Flint, Michigan, Nov. 20, 2018 – The Ruth Mott Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the promotion of Raquel Thueme as the organization’s next president. Thueme was the Foundation’s vice president of programs and played an integral role in gathering input from hundreds of community members in developing its north Flint focus. She […]

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Ruth Mott Foundation awards more than $1.9M in grants

FLINT, Mich. – Twenty-five grants totaling more than $1.9 million were recently awarded by the Ruth Mott Foundation to projects and programs serving north Flint residents. More than half of the grants were to organizations that serve young people in accordance with the No. 1 funding priority identified by north Flint residents: Youth. The Foundation’s […]

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Ruth Mott Foundation awards $3M in grants for north Flint programs

FLINT, Michigan – The Ruth Mott Foundation Board of Trustees awarded 19 grants totaling $3,036,174 in March for projects and programs designed to improve the quality of life for residents in north Flint. From a new grocery store to neighborhood hubs to jobs for youth, the most recent grants support a range of initiatives that […]

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DOLORES ENNIS, 1929-2018

Loyal community volunteer and activist. Graceful servant leader. Lifelong educator. FLINT, Michigan – The Ruth Mott Foundation is mourning the loss of beloved trustee and friend Dolores Ennis, whose life of service truly created a better tomorrow for the residents of our community. After living an active and full life, Dolores Clotiel Watkins Ennis, 88, […]

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Flint STRIVE’s north Flint graduates ready to enter the workplace

FLINT, MI, May 25, 2017—Vanessa Terrell, clad in her blue graduation gown, stood in front of a room filled with family, friends and strangers and proclaimed her age: A “seasoned” 60 years. “This is my first graduation,” she said proudly, pausing for a moment. “From anything.” The room erupted in applause, and she explained why […]

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