Group of eight smiling people posing for a photo in front of a wall with tree illustrations.

March 2024

From finances to leadership, SIPI bridges gaps for Flint organizations

A sleeping African American baby holds the thumb of an adult whose face is off camera

July 2023

Ruth Mott Foundation grants $1.2M to Rx Kids for direct payments to Flint mothers from pregnancy through child’s first year

The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

June 2023

Joint statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in ‘Students for Fair Admissions’ cases

A mural on signposts is pictured,

June 2023

Ruth Mott Foundation launches Flint impact investing strategy with initial commitment of $5M

Tiffany Brown standing in front of a house

May 2023

Flint native Tiffany Brown joins Ruth Mott Foundation Board of Trustees

Harriet Kenworthy and Ruth Mott walking in the perennial garden in the 1990s

March 2022


Two men wearing gray Clean & Green T-shirts operate lawn equipment

January 2022

Blight elimination, north Flint programs among $1M in grants from Ruth Mott Foundation

Triptych showing hands working in the Asbury Farms hoophouse, participants in Kuungana African Drum and Dance, and Crime Stoppers of Flint & Genesee County

August 2021

Ruth Mott Foundation awards $1M in grants to north Flint programs

Two boys wearing face masks run through the perennial garden at Applewood

June 2021

Historic Applewood Estate reopens after 2020 closure due to pandemic

A rug welcomes visitors at Berston Field House

May 2021

Ruth Mott Foundation awards $2.4M in grants to 20 programs

Triptych of three grant-funded programs: a man mowing a lot, a student working with another student at a youth program, and a father hugging his son at a baseball game

February 2021

Ruth Mott Foundation extends north Flint focus for another 5 years

United States Capitol building in Washington, DC with an American flag flying.

January 2021

Philanthropies Condemn Political Violence, Call on Leaders to Protect Democracy and Get Back to the People’s Business

Headshots of Debra Furr-Holden and Ja’Nel Jamerson, new trustees of the Ruth Mott Foundation.

September 2020

Ruth Mott Foundation welcomes 2 new trustees

Yellow, white, and purple flowers in the Applewood garden.

August 2020

Applewood to remain closed for 2020 season due to COVID-19, construction projects

June 2020

Commitment to Racial Equity – June 2020 | Ruth Mott Foundation

June 2020

Ruth Mott Foundation awards $100K to Genesee Chamber Foundation for grants to Black-owned businesses in north Flint

April 2020

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

March 2020

Message from Ruth Mott Foundation re: COVID-19

March 2020

Board of Trustees awards 23 grants in first 2020 grant cycle

Three people talking inside the Flint Public Library

January 2020

Ruth Mott Foundation awards over $2.1M for north Flint projects, Flint Public Library

Three people gardening in Flint.

September 2019

Ruth Mott Foundation announces $1.3M for north Flint programs

June 2019

C.S. Mott Biography Pre-Release Events in Flint

Statue in the Applewood garden.

April 2019

Ruth Mott Foundation board adds new trustees

2019 Ruth Mott Foundation grant recipients.

April 2019

Ruth Mott Foundation awards $2M for north Flint programs in March 2019

Headshot of Raquel R Robinson

March 2019

Ruth Mott Foundation hires new Vice President of Programs

Todd Bakos talking with a group in the Applewood gardens.

December 2018

Longtime Applewood staff member promoted to Director of Estate Operations

Children with arms raised.

December 2018

Over $1.4M in grants awarded in November 2018

Headshot of Raquel Thueme

November 2018

Raquel Thueme named Ruth Mott Foundation’s next president

Children sitting in a circle on chairs inside a building.

August 2018

Ruth Mott Foundation awards more than $1.9M in grants

June 2018

Founder’s great-grandson, Charles Meynet, elected to Board of Trustees

Posterboards of programs in north Flint, Michigan.

April 2018

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

President Handy Lindsey Jr. presenting for the Ruth Mott Foundation.

March 2018

Ruth Mott Foundation President Handy Lindsey Jr. to retire in November 2018

Portrait of Ruth Mott Foundation Board of Trustees

March 2018

DOLORES ENNIS, 1929-2018

A group of people sitting around a table.

November 2017

Over $1M in north Flint grants include parenting support programs, childcare scholarships

Bikes for the Berston Bicycle Club Project.

July 2017

Ruth Mott Foundation awards $1.5 million in new and continuing grants

Greg Gaines, winner of 2017 Leadership Award for the Ruth Mott Foundation.

June 2017

Greg Gaines named 2017 winner of Ruth Mott Foundation Leadership Award

Ribbon cutting for Flint Development Center.

June 2017

Flint Development Center opens in former Bunche Elementary on city’s north side

North Flint graduates with supporters.

May 2017

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

Bee Symposium event cosponsored by the Ruth Mott Foundation.

April 2017

2017 Bee Symposium in Flint to feature expert speakers, observation hives

A teacher helping a young girl with her homework.

April 2017

Ruth Mott Foundation awards over $1.8 million to support north Flint

March 2017

North Flint police service center opens, funded by Ruth Mott Foundation

February 2017

Ruth Mott Foundation announces new award to honor community leader in Flint

Tryphena Clarke smiling in her office at the new community engagement office in north Flint.

December 2016

Ruth Mott Foundation Opens New Community Engagement Office in North Flint

Kids running behind the Applewood Estate.

August 2016

$1.2 million in grants awarded by Ruth Mott Foundation include water crisis recovery, job training, neighborhood projects

People helping with project in north Flint to provide safe water resources.

July 2016

Flint neighborhood pilot project to bring safe water, resources to residents

Children playing games outside at Applewood Estate 100th Anniversary.

June 2016

Community invited to celebrate Applewood Estate’s milestone anniversary at 100th Birthday Party on June 23

Raquel Thueme

May 2016

Ruth Mott Foundation names new vice president, announces staff changes

Cases of water to aid Flint Water Crisis.

May 2016

Ten Philanthropies Will Help Flint Recover and Rise from Water Crisis

Applewood Estate receives historical marker sign.

May 2016

Applewood Estate, Flint home of automotive pioneer Charles Stewart Mott, awarded Michigan Historical Marker amid 100th anniversary celebration

Living Room at Applewood

April 2016

Ruth Mott Foundation to debut public tours inside home at Applewood: The Charles Stewart Mott Estate in celebration of 100th anniversary

Berston Field House sign and entrance.

April 2016

New era in grantmaking begins at Ruth Mott Foundation with $1.3 million awarded under new north Flint strategy

Tryphena Clarke, Community Engagement Officer at the Ruth Mott Foundation

March 2016

Tryphena Clarke hired as community engagement officer as Ruth Mott Foundation embarks on new strategic plan

Kirstin Longley, Director of Communications for the Ruth Mott Foundation

March 2016

Ruth Mott Foundation hires Kristin Longley as director of communications amid new strategic plan

People in vests moving cases of water.

February 2016

Ruth Mott Foundation Commits $1 Million to Address Flint Water Crisis

December 2015

Ruth Mott Foundation welcomes Charles Meynet to the Board of Trustees as Board Observer

September 2015

Rafael C. Turner joins the Ruth Mott Foundation as Program Officer

July 2015

Ruth Mott Foundation welcomes Shannon Easter White to board of trustees

February 2015

Joyce A. Bobolts joins the Ruth Mott Foundation as Director of Finance and Administration

September 2014

Ruth Mott Foundation Appoints President