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Grant Making

Application Guidelines:

The Stewart R. Mott Foundation supports organizations active in the following program areas:
  • Peace, Arms Control and Foreign Policy
  • Population Issues and Reproductive Rights
  • Government Reform and Public Policy
  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
A list of current grantees isĀ available here.

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.

The Stewart R. Mott Foundation will end its grantmaking in the summer of 2022. Due to our spend-down timeline, we are focusing grantmaking on renewals and no longer accepting unsolicited proposals.

Solicited 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.