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Mott Foundation Improving Community Education Grants

Funder: 

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Maximum Award: 

$250,000

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundations offers grants to advance systemic changes that improve educational policies and practices for children and families in low-income communities. There are three categories of funding:

Community-Driven Reform Grants:

  • To support community organizations working for community-identified reforms at the district, state or regional levels.
  • For research and technical assistance to community organizations involved in education reform.
  • To support a six-year, eight-site study of community-driven reform and student achievement, and to support the dissemination of those findings.

Vulnerable Youth Grants:

  • To organizations providing programs that ensure dropouts can connect to pathways that lead to a diploma, postsecondary options and labor-market success.
  • To organizations and institutions advancing policy innovations to ensure that public systems serve dropouts and other underserved students more effectively.
  • To support efforts that bring greater attention to the needs and issues of dropouts and students at risk of dropping out of school. 

Learning Beyond the Classroom Grants:

  • To organizations and institutions providing research, evaluation and documentation of effective practices.
  • To organizations to build systems and structures to support public policy and professional development of school-day and afterschool educators and leaders.
  • To organizations to raise public awareness and develop public policies aimed at increasing funding and implementing effective school/community partnerships and programs. 

Purpose: 

General Academics