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The Burton D. Morgan Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

The Burton D. Morgan Foundation

22 Aurora St.

Hudson, OH United States 44236-2947

Telephone: (330) 655-1660


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $158,242,594

Total giving: $5,778,643





Additional Contact Information

Contact for application guidelines: Leslie Nelson, email:


Established in 1967 in OH - Burton D. Morgan established the Burton D. Morgan Foundation in 1967 as a private foundation based in Akron, Ohio. A six-member independent board of trustees administers the foundation

Purpose and Activities

Giving to strengthen the free enterprise system by investing in organizations and institutions that foster the entrepreneurial spirit. The foundation is interested in supporting projects that nurture creativity, invention, entrepreneurship, and innovation. The foundation seeks to support educational programs and projects at the adult, collegiate, and youth levels that are designed to build competencies in entrepreneurship, free enterprise, and innovation; nonprofit organizations and programs that directly assist entrepreneurs in business planning, start-up and acceleration, and access to capital; and selected initiatives aimed at rejuvenating economic competitiveness within Northeast Ohio.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Northeast Ohio Collegiate Entrepreneurship Program

A collaboration between the foundation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the program is intended to enrich entrepreneurship education at northeastern Ohio liberal arts higher education institutions and to support cross-campus entrepreneurship programming.

Fields of Interest

  • Business education
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Higher education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $158,242,594 (market value)

Gifts received: $50,000

Expenditures: $8,188,013

Total giving: $5,778,643

Qualifying distributions: $6,997,521