Mott Foundation begins $1M ‘Focus on Flint initiative’ with $120,000 to help repair seniors’ homes

FLINT, MI — The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has awarded its first grant in response resident’s responses to a community survey on how to spend $1 million to strengthen Flint neighborhoods.

The Genesee County Habitat for Humanity received $121,406 to provide home maintenance and repair services for seniors in Flint, according to the Mott Foundation.

The community-led grantmaking is part of the Foundation’s “Focus on Flint initiative.”

Read more: Mott Foundation asks Flint residents how it should distribute $1M in grants

“We’re excited to see work beginning on projects residents told us were important to them,” said Ridgway White, president and CEO of the Mott Foundation. “And our support for strengthening neighborhoods won’t stop here. We’ll be announcing more of these grants soon, and we’ll continue to seek input from Flint residents about their priorities for their neighborhoods and the community as a whole.”

Mott announced in August that it

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Flint Trading Co. moves downtown, features more space for events

FLINT, MI — A jewelry boutique and art gallery recently moved to a new location in downtown Flint that features more space for events, a kitchen and a new look.

Flint Trading Co., located at the corner of Buckham Alley and 2nd Street and above the Comma Bookstore and Social Hub, moved to its new location from Saginaw Street at the beginning of October.

The new and larger store now features a working studio space where owner and artist Walter McAdow can be seen crafting his custom jewelry creations by hand. The business also features well-curated, artist-made goods by local and regional artists and specializes in custom jewelry and metalwork by McAdow.

“Our concept stresses the importance of making good art accessible,” McAdow said. “So, many of the featured artists offer limited production pieces for sale that complement their one-of-a-kind pieces.”

Detroit artist Clinton Snider, who has art in the

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