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Ruth Mott Foundation welcomes 2 new trustees

FLINT, Michigan, September 30, 2020 – The Ruth Mott Foundation Board of Trustees welcomes two new trustees, both of whom have deep roots in the city and careers dedicated to helping Flint residents thrive. Debra Furr-Holden, long-time Flint resident, and Ja’Nel Jamerson, a Flint native, joined the Board in September. Furr-Holden, Ph.D, is an epidemiologist […]

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We Hear You. We See You. We Stand With You.

June 5, 2020 As a place-based philanthropic organization, our commitment is to help north Flint residents create and sustain opportunities to thrive. We recognize that a person cannot thrive if they do not feel safe and if they cannot live free from the pain and suffering of racism and injustice. To that end, we will […]

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Board of Trustees awards 23 grants in first 2020 grant cycle

In February 2020, weeks before Michigan’s first confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Ruth Mott Foundation Board of Trustees approved 23 grants totaling $2,059,060 for projects and programs serving north Flint in our first grant cycle of 2020. Today, the world is a very different place than it was when these grants were approved. We recognize […]

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Ruth Mott Foundation awards $100K to Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund

FLINT, Mich., April 10, 2020 — The Ruth Mott Foundation Board of Trustees has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. The fund was created by a coalition of philanthropic, business and government partners to provide a source of immediate aid to nonprofit organizations […]

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Message from Ruth Mott Foundation re: COVID-19

March 16, 2020 Dear Partners and Community Members, It seems that news related to COVID-19 is changing rapidly by the hour. As a family foundation committed to the vitality of our Flint community, the Ruth Mott Foundation is prioritizing the health and safety of our grantee partners, staff and volunteers, community partners, and the residents […]

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Ruth Mott Foundation announces $1.3M for north Flint programs

FLINT, Michigan – The Ruth Mott Foundation Board of Trustees in June 2019 approved $1,365,370 in grant awards that support the revitalization of north Flint. The 22 awards are: Evergreen Community Development Initiative. $150,000 for operating the Flint Development Center, a north Flint neighborhood hub offering a variety of educational, recreation, and youth services to […]

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