The Burton D. Morgan Foundation will provide $175,000 in community grants to Northeast Ohio charitable organizations, the fund announced in conjunction with its February distribution of more than $3.2 million in grants to promote its primary mission of entrepreneurship.
The following grants were announced this month:
•?Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio, $30,000 to provide 15 basketball wheelchairs to children with disabilities in Akron Public Schools.
•?Child Guidance and Family Solutions, $20,000 to support the Child Guidance & Family Solutions Toddlers and Preschoolers Succeeding program
•?Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy, $25,000 for an “Eat Local” campaign and programming.
•?Friends of Metro Parks, $9,000 to support the Outside Is In Program.
•?Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary, $33,050 for capital expenses.
•?Mature Services, $5,000 to purchase two reach-in freezers and support the organization’s food distribution programming.
•?MAPS Museum, $13,200 to purchase and install Plexiglas on the second-floor mezzanine safety rail.
•?Ronald McDonald House of Akron, $20,000 to support the capital campaign.
•?Victory Gallop, $10,000 to provide children with scholarships to participate in Victory Gallop’s therapeutic riding program.
•?WKSU 89.7-FM, $9,750 to support the rebuilding and updating of studio technology and equipment in Kent.
Since September, the Foundation also approved a number of small grants to support youth, collegiate, and adult entrepreneurship programs.
Among the recipients were: Akron Area Arts Alliance ($10,000); Beachwood City Schools ($10,000); Canton Regional SCORE ($10,000); Crafty Mart ($4,000); Hershey Montessori School ($7,500); Prepared 4 Life ($10,000); Ohio Academy of Science ($8,600); and Walsh University ($7,500).
The trustees also approved a $32,500 grant to Western Reserve Academy for the Burton D. Morgan Leadership program.
Other grants made to benefit the Hudson community since September include:
•?City of Hudson, $1,200 for Hudson Cable TV’s Good Day in Hudson.
•?EMS Outreach Fund, $2,000 for an automated CPR device.
•?First Congregational Church, $10,000 for operating support.
•?Hudson City Schools, $15,000 for Hudson High School clubs.
•?Hudson Community Service Association, $250 for the 2015 holiday lighting program.
•?Hudson Job Search, $10,000 for operating support.
•?Hudson Rotary Foundation, $1,000 for scholarship fund support.
•?Seton Catholic School, $2,300 for a youth philanthropy program with Laurel Lake Retirement Community ($2,500).
The foundation, started in 1967, is named for the late Hudson entrepreneur and founder of MACtac, initially called Morgan Adhesives. For more information, go to www.?bdmorganfdn.org.