The Stewart R. Mott Foundation is an innovative foundation focused on small, strategic grant-making since 1968. The Foundation takes pride in turning modest investments into lasting systemic change. The Foundation’s philanthropic mission originally focused on changing public policy to address the issues of nuclear armament and overpopulation. Since then, funding interests have grown to include exposing government corruption and the protection of constitutional rights.
Energized by a passion for weaving ideas and people together, the Fertel Foundation supports projects related to the arts and education. It has a special interest in initiatives from which new communities and new insights may emerge and those that challenge entrenched communities of power. The New Orleans-based foundation, established in 1999, also helps rebuild a better New Orleans — and create national models — in a post-Katrina world.
Type Media Center is home to a half-dozen programs and a community of hundreds of journalists, authors, and writing fellows. Type Media Center's programs include a bestselling book publishing imprint, Bold Type Books; Type Investigations, which produces groundbreaking investigative journalism; TomDispatch, the widely-read and syndicated website; Fellowships that fund over 20 high-profile reporters every year; Prize programs that spotlight the achievements of others; and high-profile events that provide a platform for key journalists, thinkers, and activists to discuss the urgent and important issues of our time.