- 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 $5,000 – $10,000. As the Foundation is currently in “spend down mode,” giving is almost entirely renewal grants to existing grantees. Although requests are accepted from first-time grant-seekers, the number of new projects supported each year is extremely limited.
Proposals may be submitted to us through our online application available here. Please include a brief 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.
Grants are not given to local or regional grassroots efforts, service providers, individuals, conferences, media/arts projects, research-oriented organizations, or exchange programs.