How to Apply for a Grant

Burton D. Morgan Foundation’s grantmaking is largely proactive.  We typically work closely with our grantee partners for multiple years to achieve maximum impact. For these reasons, our capacity to approve new grant requests each year is limited.  If you are interested in applying for a grant from Burton D. Morgan Foundation, please follow the steps below:

1.  Ensure Eligibility

Grants are made to organizations classified as public charities and tax exempt under 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.  The Foundation does not provide grants to individuals or startup ventures.  Please make sure your organization meets this criteria.

2.  Ensure Mission Fit

The staff and trustees of Burton D. Morgan Foundation developed a new strategic plan to guide our activities and grantmaking from 2024 - 2026.  Please review the summary of this plan carefully to determine if your organization’s program advances the mission and strategic priorities that are outlined.

3.  Contact Staff

Organizations may only apply if instructed to by Foundation staff.  If you are a current grantee, please reach out to your assigned program officer to discuss any new grants or projects.  If you have never received a grant from the Foundation or you are not a current grantee, please contact Gina Dotson, Director of Communications & Grants Management at  to inquire about applying.

4.  Submit Application via Online Portal

Once you have been instructed by Foundation staff to apply for a grant, you may submit an application through the online Goapply system.  It can be viewed HERE but must be uploaded through the GoApply system  This form is used for grant requests of all sizes and all types.  You will receive instructions from staff about other needed documentation for your application; these items can be uploaded as attachments in the grant portal. See Important Links at the bottom of this page to access the portal.

Grant Review

Burton D. Morgan Foundation program staff partner closely with our grantees.  Program Officers will collaborate with applicants throughout the grant review process to establish a clear understanding of the project and develop mutually-agreed upon grant objectives, milestones and anticipated outcomes.

New Opportunities

Any new opportunities for funding or requests for proposals will be posted here as they are developed.


If you have any questions about the grant application process or the GoApply application submission portal, please contact Gina Dotson, Director of Communications & Grants Management, at

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