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Burton D. Morgan Foundation Grant

Grants to Northeast Ohio Nonprofits for Entrepreneurship
and Community Benefit Programs in Hudson

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Foundation / Corporation

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Burton D. Morgan Foundation

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Grants starting at $20,000 to Ohio nonprofits for programs and projects that promote entrepreneurship and innovation among youth, college students, and adults in Northeast Ohio. Funding will be provided for entrepreneurship education programs and programs that directly support entrepreneurs in business planning, startup, and scale-up efforts, and obtaining access to capital.

The Foundation also supports initiatives aimed at rejuvenating economic competitiveness in Northeast Ohio.

Burton D. Morgan Foundation values programs that:
- Build the entrepreneurial mindset
- Develop entrepreneurial skills
- Collaborate with ecosystem partners
- Leverage broader community resources
- Embed mentorship and coaching
- Exhibit interdisciplinary reach
- Engage diverse populations
- Evaluate their effectiveness
- Pivot to meet changing needs
- Share lessons learned
- Demonstrate fiscal responsibility
- Bolster regional economic competitiveness

In addition to the focus areas described above, the Burton D. Morgan Foundation also provides grants to organizations that benefit the Hudson, Ohio community in the areas of education, arts and culture, social services, and civic activities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180458

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants that submit a request by the deadline can apply for funding greater than $20,000. Online Letters of Inquiry for requests of $20,000 or less may be submitted at any time.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements:

Grants are made to organizations classified as public charities and tax exempt under 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.

For-profit companies and startups are not eligible to apply for funding directly from the Foundation. Burton D. Morgan Foundation does not make grants to individuals.

The Foundation’s primary geographic focus for mission-related grant funding is Northeast Ohio. Projects with a national impact are occasionally considered.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadlines*:

May 1 for September Meeting
September 1 for February Meeting
February 1 for June Meeting

*Please note that above deadlines apply only to grant requests greater than $20,000. Online Letters of Inquiry for requests of $20,000 or less may be submitted at any time.

When the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the online Application will be due by 5:00 pm on the next business day.

Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the Grant Objectives Charts, one blank and one with examples.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If you have any questions about the grant application process or eGrant, please contact Gina Dotson, Grants Manager, at 330-655-1369 or

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Northeast Area; (Secondarily, Hudson)