Ruth Mott Foundation Commits $1 Million to Address Flint Water Crisis

The Ruth Mott Foundation has announced a commitment of $1 million to address the lead-related water emergency in Flint, Michigan.

Aimed at addressing the short- and long-term needs of Flint residents exposed to lead, the grants include $90,000 to the United Way of Genesee County in support of its ongoing efforts as a community resource for water crisis emergency response systems, and $150,000 to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint in support of health, nutrition, and education interventions aimed at achieving positive outcomes for children in the city who have been exposed to lead. RMF also announced that it will not reduce its grantmaking commitments in north Flint.

"While it is essential for the foundation to address the water crisis through this financial support," said RMF president Handy Lindsey, "as a Flint place-based funder we are here to work in partnership with the community to implement solutions to this and other issues that contribute to a better future for Flint residents."

"Ruth Mott Foundation Commits $1 Million to Address Flint Water Crisis." Ruth Mott Foundation Press Release 02/24/2016.