HUDSON: The Burton D. Morgan Foundation recently awarded more than $442,000 in grants to support programs aimed at helping youth, college students and adults develop skills and gain experience in starting businesses.
A total of $172,500 went to four Junior Achievement affiliates to provide entrepreneurship and financial literacy programs:
• Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio, $75,000 for classroom programs in 2012-13 in grades K-12.
• Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland, $45,500 for middle school and high school programs in 2012-13.
• Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio, $27,000 for entrepreneurship-focused programming in 2012-13.
• Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley, $25,000 for elementary, middle and high school programs in 2012-13.
Other grants were awarded to:
• Invent Now, $75,680 for Camp Invention sites in summer 2013; two in Akron Public Schools and one in Wooster City Schools.
• Foundation for Teaching Economics, $44,000 for the Economics for Leaders high school program in summer 2013 on a Northeast Ohio college campus.
• John Carroll University, $42,350 to develop and embed academic units on entrepreneurship and creativity within 10 existing courses in the College of Arts and Sciences.
• NorTech, $50,000 toward development of the FlexMatters prototyping network.
• ideastream, $40,000 for CEO Global Foresight and Nightly Business Report broadcasts on WVIZ-TV in 2012-13.
Foundation trustees also formalized small grants totaling $18,000 that had been approved since last June.
The Burton D. Morgan Foundation, established in 1967, states that its mission is to strengthen the free-enterprise system by investing in organizations and institutions that foster the entrepreneurial spirit.
For more information, go to www.bdmorganfdn.org.