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Foundations pledge millions amid Flint water crisis

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Ten foundations are pledging tens of millions of dollars toward helping Flint recover from the crisis spurred by lead-contaminated drinking water.

The organizations announced their support Wednesday, led by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The Flint-based organization said it's committing $50 million in new and existing grants this year and up to $100 million overall during the next five years.

The money aims to support efforts in six areas: safe water, health care, early education, nonprofits, community engagement and economic development.

Mott Foundation President Ridgway White says the "crisis is far from over" and more money is needed. The state so far has committed roughly $70 million.

Other organizations making pledges include the Carnegie Corp. of New York and the Ford, Kresge, Robert Wood Johnson, Skillman and W.K. Kellogg foundations.

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