Application Guidelines:
The Stewart R. Mott Foundation supports organizations active in the following four areas:

  · Peace, Arms Control and Foreign Policy
  · Population Issues and Reproductive Rights
  · Government Reform and Public Policy
  · Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
Grants are usually awarded for general support of the organization. With very few exceptions, the Foundation funds organizations that have a national focus in the United States with grants of usually $5,000 - $10,000. The Foundation's giving is almost entirely renewal grants to it's existing grantees and because the Foundation favors loyalty to its current grantees, it is unable to assist most applicants. Although requests are accepted from first-time grant-seekers, the number of new projects supported each year is extremely limited.

Grants are not given to local or regional grassroots efforts, service providers, individuals, conferences, media/arts projects, research-oriented organizations, or exchange programs.

Proposals may be sent to us with a description of the organization's mission, a list of staff and directors and an annual budget. You should receive a response in three to six months by mail. The Stewart R. Mott Foundation only makes grants to organizations holding either a 501(c)(3) or 509(a) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service or proof of fiscal sponsorship by such an organization.

See a sample of our grantees