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Ruth Mott Foundation

Manager: Cheryl Mirer
Priority: Restricted

BACKGROUND

Established in 1989 in MI.

The Ruth Mott Foundation established its grantmaking programs in January 2001 with four trustees and two staff members, and just two months later, rolled out its first docket of grants: $1,291,014 was paid to 32 organizations. At the same time, Applewood, the historic estate of CS and Ruth Mott which is operated by the Foundation, is responsible for maintaining the home, grounds and outbuildings, and for coordinating public events on the property.

FIELDS OF INTEREST

arts, youth development, community/economic development

LIMITATIONS

Giving primarily in Genesee County and Flint, MI.

No grants to individual scholarships or fellowships, or for capital projects, major equipment, land purchases, deficit financing, endowments, or renovations; no loans.

FINANCIAL DATA

Assets: $208,154,161 (market value)

Gifts received: $61,685

Expenditures: $11,528,471

Total giving: $6,148,440

Qualifying distributions: $9,894,598

Giving activities include:

$6,148,440 for 131 grants (high: $500,000; low: $112)

$1,965,242 for 4 foundation-administered programs

SELECTED GRANTS

  • $460,098 to United Way of Genesee County, Flint, MI, in 2013. For Keep Genesee County Beautiful - General Project Support
  • $237,500 to Crim Fitness Foundation, Flint, MI, in 2013. For CrimFit Youth Program
  • $161,841 to Flint Institute of Music, Flint, MI, in 2013. For Outreach
  • $143,860 to YMCA, Flint, Flint, MI, in 2013. For Safe Places
  • $130,000 to Foundation for Mott Community College, Flint, MI, in 2013. For Beecher Scholarship Incentive Program (BSIP) - Pre College Programming
  • $129,381 to Crim Fitness Foundation, Flint, MI, in 2013. For Safe and Active Genesee for Everyone (SAGE)
  • $118,750 to United Way of Genesee County, Flint, MI, in 2013. For Building Excellence Sustainability and Trust (BEST) Non-Profit Capacity Building 2013
  • $80,660 to Genesee Conservation District, Flint, MI, in 2013. For Flint Forestry Project
  • $73,400 to YOUR Center, Flint, MI, in 2013. For YOUR Blessed Health
  • $24,638 to VSA Arts of Michigan, Detroit, MI, in 2013. For artsJAM Flint 2013