Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Document Summary: 

Organizational profile: The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation supports nonprofits focused on Civil Society, Education, Environment and the Flint Area, in order to fulfill its mission of supporting efforts that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society. For more than three decades, the Mott Foundation’s Environment program has supported stewardship of the world’s natural resources.

Financing Instrument: Grants

Project scale: Recent forest related grants have ranged from US$75,200 to US$2,500,000.

Recipient countries regions/country groups: The Environment program primarily funds organizations in the Great Lakes region in the United States, but also makes grants to selected organizations in other countries to help ensure that international investment and trade support sustainable development and reduce environmental degradation.

Recipient categories: NGOs/NPOs

Eligibility Criteria: The Mott Foundation funds grants in the United States and, on a limited geographic basis, internationally.

- No grants or loans to individuals.

- No grants (except in the Flint area) for capital development, research, project replication or endowment unless these activities grow out of work already being funded by Mott.

- No grants (except in the Flint area) for local projects unless they are part of a Mott-planned national demonstration or network of grants.

- No grants for projects that duplicate, or significantly overlap, the work of federal, state or local governmental agencies.

- Film and video projects, books, scholarships and fellowships rarely are funded.

Application guidelines: While the Mott Foundation believes it’s important to maintain flexibility in their grantmaking, applicants should understand that funding for unsolicited proposals is limited. To ensure that any inquiries they receive are answered in a timely way, they ask potential applicants to please use the letter of inquiry (LOI) form located at

Publication Date
Thursday, 11 March 2021
Applicable location
Forest conservation and management
Climate change
Biodiversity conservation
Financing opportunities