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.



Past Grants

Since its beginning in 2001, The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation has granted over $27 million to organizations and programs in the fields of mental health, education and the arts that support our vision, such as:

Mental Health Grants

Akron Children's Hospital

Planning, implementation and support of Psychiatric Intake and Response Center (PIRC). Remodeling PIRC (2010).

Akron Community Foundation

Producing Diversity (MH Digital Storytelling) (2013). 

Akron General Medical Foundation

Borderline Personality Disorder Education (2013).

Advocacy, Choices & Empowerment, Inc.

ACE Members' Annual Retreat (2013).  

Active Minds, Inc.

Campus mental health awareness campaign, "Send Silence Packing," (2011). Transformational Change Campaign (2013).

Ashland County Lifeworx, Inc.

Expansion of sewing program (2011).

Aultman Hospital

Psychiatric preceptor for family practice residency program, Stark County, (2009-2011).

Beech Brook

Peer support specialist, Cuyahoga County (2008-2010).

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health

Therapeutic Alliance Learning Collaborative (2013).

Child Guidance and Family Solutions

Funding of Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Fellowship incentive to work in region in child psychiatry (2008-2012)

Children's Advantage of Portage County

School-based care coordinator (2010).

Choices, A Community Social Center

The purchase of two accessible vans (2006); operating expenses (2007); roof repair (2008); project manager (2010); community & exercise room window replacement (2013).

Coalition for Children's Mental Health

Funding for Children's Mental Health Week activities, Hudson, (2004, 2005); support for executive director position (2007-2009).

Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Board

Wellness management and recovery program (2010).

Community Support Services

Renovation of community health care clinic, Summit County, integrating primary, mental health and pharmacy (2008).

County of Summit ADM Board

Mental health leadership academy (2010).

Crisis Intervention and Recovery Center

Behavioral Health Crisis Care Team (2013). 

First Congregational Church of Tallmadge

Warrior's Journey Home veterans events addressing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (2008, 2010).

Help Hotline Crisis Center

Mahoning County Suicide Hotline and BRIDGES program (2009-2013).


Endowment contributions (2002, 2003, 2004); evaluation and data analysis program (2005); capacity building (2006); outcome measurements project (2007, 2011); endowment (2007); nature-based therapy programming (2011); family home (2013).

Hudson City School District

Established Functional Living Lab (2006, 2007); In-service teacher training regarding mental health issues (2006, 2007, 2008).


Mental health programming (2008-2013).

Jewish Family Service Association

Social activity group of young adults, Cuyahoga County, (2010).

Kent State University College of Nursing

Graduate student scholarships - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (2007-2013).

Magnolia Clubhouse

Program support for psychosocial rehabilitation for people recovering from and living with mental illness through the Clubhouse model centered on peer supported recovery, Cuyahoga County (2008). Growth and enhanced practice of Magnolia Club. (2013).

Mental Health America of Summit County

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006); Hand-to-Hand Living Skills program (2004), PEERS program (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011); Guide for Older Adults (2006); Celebration Recovery, Adult Recovery Program (2007, 2009); production of 'Thick n' Thin' video and associated materials for Red Flags in-school depression awareness program (2007, 2008).

Metro Health System 

Integrated care Reentry Project (2013).

National Alliance for Mental Illness - Cuyahoga County

Peer support programming (2010).

National Alliance for Mental Illness - Ohio

Mental health education training to primary care physicians, hospital staff and managed care staff in Northeast Ohio (2007).

National Alliance for Mental Illness - Stark County

Support and Education programs (2013).

National Alliance for Mental Illness - Summit County 

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006). Hand-to-Hand Living Skills program (2004). PEERS program (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009). Guide for Older Adults (2006). Celebration Recovery, Adult Recovery Program (2007, 2009). Hiring of first executive director (2010, 2011). Operating expenses (2013).

NEOMED - Northeast Ohio Medical University

Endowed chair in Psychiatry (2005); planning for center for best practices in schizophrenia (2007); establish and support BeST Center (2008-2012); statewide campus mental health initiative (2011).

Ohio Center for Advocacy Training and Support, Inc.

Northeast Ohio Speakers Bureau (2013). 


Enhancing mission in mental health, Summit County, (2010); Life Skills and Counseling Services (2013).

Portage Path Behavioral Health

Integrated Health Clinic (2013). 

SPEA (Suicide Prevention Education Alliance)

Recognizing adolescent depression and suicide prevention program (2010, 2013).

Summa Hospitals Foundation

Establish Regional Psychiatry Resource Initiative targeting Stark, Portage, Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana, Wayne and Holmes Counties (2008, 2009); Tele-psychiatry initiative (2011); Professional Educational Series Trauma & Severe (2013).

Tarry House

Hire residence live-in manager (2008); Replace accident damaged 15-passenger van (2009), Summit County.

Treatment Advocacy Center

AOT cost study (2013). 

University of Akron, Center of the History of American Psychology

Graduate assistant (2003, 2006, 2007); design development study for archives museum (2006); directorship endowment (2007); researcher position (2008).

Wayne/Holmes Counties Mental Health Coalition

Operating support for MOCA House recovery club (2010).

Education Grants

City of Hudson EMS

Purchase of a patient simulator for training purposes for Hudson and regional EMS personnel (2010).

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve

Arts Program for At-Risk Kids

Conservancy forCuyahoga Valley National Park

Scholarships for low-income students to participate in residential environmental education programs (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009), programming at Stanford House (2011). Birds of the Cuyahoga Valley program (2013).

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Support of educational programs focusing on preservation of natural and cultural resources in a transportation corridor, for children grades K-8 (2002-2010). Operations (2012-13).

Habitat for Humanity of Summit County

Home ownership education programs (2011).

Hudson City School District

Teacher training (2005), alternative education program (2007) and elementary school playground (2007).

Hudson City Schools Foundation

Support to launch foundation to the community (2010, 2011).

Five-year grant to support building Memorial Stadium at Hudson High School (2012-2017).

Hudson Community First

Programming support (2006, 2007, 2008), particularly the youth developmental asset campaign.

Hudson Fire Department Association

Historic fire engine restoration (2013).

Hudson Montessori School

Flood repairs (2003); Before and After Care room (2005); playground (2006); “All Kinds of Minds” professional development (2008).

Jobs for Ohio's Graduates (JOG Our Way)

To assist with conversion of unused garage space into a GED training / workforce development classroom (2012).  Dropout Recovery Program (2013).

Junior Leadership Hudson

Provides leadership and business skills to students from Hudson High School and Western Reserve Academy (2010).

Kent State University School of Fashion

Support of the Fashion School at Kent State University including scholarships, New York City Campus, and Directorship Endowment.

Leadership Akron

Community leadership program support (2007 - 2011).

Leadership Hudson

Support for local farmers market (2007, 2008) and community playground (2009).

Salvation Army of Summit County

The Learning Zone educational programming for three levels: Preschool, After-school, and summer enrichment (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).

Seton Catholic School

Family Center (2013).

Six District Educational Compact

Develop an arts and communication pathway (2007).

Western Reserve Academy

Mental health and health ethics speakers (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).

Western Reserve Historical Society

Educational program development and support at Hale Farm and Village. (2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013).

Arts Grants

Akron Area Arts Alliance

Biennial Operating Support to maintain and enhance efforts to create collaborations between the arts community and local government and business; and encouraging public participation in arts activities (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012). Education and community outreach expansion (2013).

Akron Art Museum

School children outreach programming (2004, 2005, 2006); exhibition sponsorship (2007, 2012,2013); infrastructure development planning (2008, 2009).

Artists of Rubber City

Operating support for Box gallery, expansion of artists grant program (2010-2011)

Ballet Theatre of Ohio

Spring ballet costumes and scenery (2006); professional expansion (2007); operating support and infrastructure improvement (2008); operating support and sustainability (2009, 2010); season sponsor( 2011-2014).

City of Akron Heinz Poll Festival

Support for free summer dance performances and concerts at Akron City Parks (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).

Chamber Music Society of Ohio

Free public concert (2008); baroque concert in collaboration with Akron Baroque Orchestra (2010)

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

An "Artist Cafe" bringing in new artists monthly for exhibitions and classes (2011).

Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet

Season support (2005 & 2006); sponsored spring ballet (2007). Outreach programming (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012). Reach Out and Dance (2013).

Downtown Akron Partnership

Akron Art Prize (2012, 2013).

Greater Akron Musical Association

Akron Youth Symphony (2006); Odyssey concert series (2008); Concerts for Kids (2010, 2012, 2013). Red Chair sponsor (2013).

Hudson Players Guild, Inc.

Host the Ohio Community Theater State Conference (2011).

The Illusion Factory

In-school theater for youth (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011-2013).

 Magical Theatre Company

Stage lighting and operating support (2004); resident performance (2006); secondary school outreach (2007); resident performance (2008), operating support 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014 seasons.

RED Company (Real Edge Dance)

Season support (2011-12; 2012-13)

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Aeolian organ restoration (2008); Shakespeare Festival (2010); Deck the Hall (2011).

Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library

Purchased piano (2008).

Tuesday Musical Association

Concert series support (2004-2008); FUZE! concerts at Akron Art Museum (2009-2011); season support (2011-2012 and 2012-2013). Operational support (2013, 2014).

Weathervane Community Playhouse

Young Actors support (2006-2008); main stage production underwriting (2010); production support (2011-2012, 2013-2014).

Western Reserve Public Media

Arts/cultural television programming (2006, 2007, 2012, 2013); production of 'Gospel Meets Symphony' documentaries (2008).


Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshops, YEPAW365 and summer program (2008, 2009, 2010,2011, 2012, 2013).