Stewart R. Mott Foundation

  • DC


122 Maryland Avenue NE
United States

About Us

The Stewart R. Mott Foundation is an innovative foundation focused on small, strategic grant-making since 1968. The Foundation takes pride in turning modest investments into lasting systemic change.

The Foundation's philanthropic mission originally focused on changing public policy to address the issues of nuclear armament and overpopulation. Since then, funding interests have grown to include exposing government corruption and the protection of constitutional rights.

The Foundation supports organizations active in the four following areas:

· Peace, Arms Control and Foreign Policy

· Population Issues and Reproductive Rights

· Government Reform and Public Policy

· Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Recognizing that small grants can build capacity and create fundraising leverage for new organizations, the Stewart R. Mott Foundation provided initial support for many of our grantee organizations, often before larger and more mainstream funding sources were willing to do so. Since the beginning, the Trustees and associates have chosen to continue giving sustaining support to current grantees on an annual, renewal basis.