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Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Flint, United States
Joined November 2017

The Foundation works to strengthen philanthropy, opportunity, and civic engagement aimed at improving local communities.



Presence in: South Africa, Ukraine
Focus: Education, Environmental Justice, Governance, Other, Traditional / Customary Justice

The Mott Foundation is a grant-making foundation based in Flint, Michigan, with additional offices in London and Johannesburg. In each of our program areas — Civil Society, Education, Environment and Flint Area — we aim to inspire and empower individuals to work with their communities in ways that will help them achieve more than they could ever accomplish alone.

People Associated With This Organization

Lorenzo Wakefield

South Africa  
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Joined December 2015
Interests: Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Generalist Legal Services
I am a Johannesburg-based program officer for the CS Mott Foundation, responsible for grantmaking the Access to Justice program area. I have a particular interest in scaling primary legal services and promoting local activism for people who might be considered marginalized. I serve on the Board of the Social Change Assistance Trust, which is an intermediary grantmaker for small community-based justice organizations in South Africa. Before joining Mott, I worked at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Open Society Foundation for South Africa, and the South African Parliament, among others. I have a bachelor's degree in law, and a master’s degree in international criminal and human rights law from the University of the Western Cape and during 2012 was chosen by the Mail & Guardian as one of the top 200 Young South Africans in the category for civil society.

Ross Maclaren

United Kingdom  
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Joined November 2017
I am a program officer with the C.S. Mott Foundation, working increasingly on our emerging programming focused on grassroots access to justice in Ukraine and globally.
Ross Maclaren is the network champion (main point of contact) for Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

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