Grant Deadlines

We have two grant cycles per year, Spring (June decisions) and Fall (November decisions).

A one-page letter of inquiry must be submitted and accepted before any grant proposal is reviewed.

The letters of inquiry phase for the spring 2015 cycle is CLOSED.

The deadline for letters of inquiry for the fall 2015 cycle is May 1, 2015.

    

Grants

Grant FAQs

Listed below are some of the most common questions we get asked. Chances are good that you will find what you are looking for in this section.

If you have a question that does not appear in the list below, please call us at  330-655-1366 or e-mail us at inquiry@mcmfdn.org.

What is The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation?

The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation was founded in 2001 in Hudson, Ohio, as a private grantmaking foundation. Morgan Adhesives founder Burton D. Morgan, Margaret (Peg) Clark Morgan’s husband, provided the initial donation to establish the foundation. We work to pursue the interests of Peg Morgan, a longtime Hudson resident and active community member.

Why was it founded?

In working to pursue Peg’s interests, we believe and practice:

  • faithfulness to the intent of our founder, Peg Morgan 
  • innovation, creativity and leadership 
  • grantmaking that makes a difference
  • respectful, open communication
  • efficient, effective stewardship and management
  • building and sharing knowledge

What are the goals of the foundation?

Our primary focus of support is the mental health field, with secondary interest in the fields of education and the arts. We also work proactively to research and fund projects of particular interest to our mission.

Who are the trustees of the foundation?

  • William Fellows, Trustee Emeritus
  • A. William McGraw, Chairman
  • Penelope Frese, Ph.D.
  • Jeffrey T. Knoll 
  • Suzanne Morgan 
  • Jonathan T. Pavloff
  • Theresa Proenza
  • Keith Riley

What does The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation fund?

Our mission is to improve the lives of people with serious mental illness by investing in innovative projects in Northeast Ohio having national transformational impact. We also support the fundamental role of the arts and education in creating a vibrant and enriching society.

What is the typical size of a grant awarded by the foundation?

Grant valuations range from $500 for smaller projects to multi-year, multi-million dollar grants for significant, strategic programs and projects.

How can I submit a grant proposal?

Follow the instructions under How to Apply in the Grant section of the website.

Are multi-year grants considered?

Multi-year requests are considered only when the proposed project requires more than one year to achieve its objectives. We do not consider grant renewals. Each proposal is considered as a new request and requires the same process be followed, including the submission of a Letter of Inquiry.

What do I need to include with my proposal?

The full proposal should contain a completed one-page Grant Proposal Application Form and attachments listed under "How to Apply."

What criteria must my group meet to be considered for a grant?

We award grants to organizations recognized as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) and described as public charities under section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Do you have a geographical focus?

Yes, we seek applicants and proposals for mental health grants in Northeast Ohio, arts grants in Summit County, and limit grantmaking in education to Hudson for primary/secondary and Summit County for lifelong learning.

For our purposes, Northeast Ohio consists of Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne counties.

When do you award grants?

We generally award grants twice a year, in the fall and in the spring. However, grant cycles can change based on a number of factors. Our deadlines and grant cycles are kept up to date on our Home  and Grants pages.

What are the deadlines for submitting my proposal?

If the deadline date falls on a weekend or national holiday, the deadline is the next business day. Applications received after the stated deadlines will be held for the next grant review cycle.

How will I be notified of your funding decision?

We will contact you by mail at the address provided in your application, normally within 30 days of the grant award meeting.

If my project fits one of the categories, are there any further restrictions to consider?

Yes, these are other possible considerations that may come into play.

  • Technology – We understand that technology can be a major tool for efficiency, and we are open to initiatives that have this aspect as one element (not as a primary thrust.) However, we do not see technology as a value added and are not prioritizing it.
  • Research – We do not see the funding of major national field research as our role. However, we are open to small, targeted studies, some of which may be proactively conducted or contracted by the foundation.
  • Public Policy/Legislative Advocacy – Ordinarily, the foundation will not fund initiatives that have this aspect or focus.
  • Project/Operating vs. Capital vs. Endowment – We acknowledge that project/operating grants will be the largest of the three categories. However, we see no reason to eliminate any of the three categories or to set targets for them. We will not, however, make capital or endowment gifts related to the arts.