Listed below are some of the most common questions we get asked. If you have a question that does not appear in the list below, please contact us.

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.
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
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.
Grant valuations range from $500 for smaller projects to multi-year, multi-million dollar grants for significant, strategic programs and projects.
Follow the instructions under How to Apply in the Grant section of the website.
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.
The full proposal should contain a completed one-page Grant Proposal Application Form and attachments listed under How to Apply.
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.
Yes, we seek applicants and proposals for mental health grants in Northeast Ohio and arts grants in Summit County. Grantmaking in education is limited 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.
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. See our Grants pages.
See our Grants pages. 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.
We will contact you by mail at the address provided in your application, normally within 30 days of the grant award meeting.
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 and not as a primary thrust of a request; 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.