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.”
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“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