Burton D. Morgan Foundation and its many partners support Northeast Ohio's startup and scaleup ecosystems as these collaborative efforts evolve to advance the region's great ideas and new ventures. 

89.7 WKSU, $8,500
For sponsorship of the Exploradio program

Akron Art Museum, $10,000
For a series of Community Conversations focused on strengthening the relationship between entrepreneurship, the arts, and economic development

Akron Development Corporation, $242,200
To construct a multi-purpose space at the entrance to the Akron Global Business Accelerator

Akron SCORE, $35,000
For operating support

Bad Girl Ventures, $60,000
To support operations of the Cleveland office

BioEnterprise, $150,000
To support business development efforts and internship programming

Canton Regional SCORE, $12,000
For marketing and outreach efforts

Case Western Reserve University, $193,381
To support the publication of a book and the design and execution of data collection protocols associated with the Beyond Silicon Valley MOOC (2 years)

Cleveland Festival of Art and Technology, $20,000
For coordination of American Maker Cities North coalition and production of a maker space best practices resource guide

Cleveland SCORE, $9,550
To establish branch offices in Ashtabula and Lorain Counties and to enhance services in Huron County

Cleveland Water Alliance, $50,000
To provide entrepreneurial support programming and services to participants of AquaHacking 2017: United for Lake Erie

Crafty Mart, $4,000
For a series of artist entrepreneur events

Downtown Akron Partnership, $35,000
To support efforts to increase storefront retail activity in downtown Akron ($30,000) and the Akron Art Prize program ($5,000)

Economic and Community Development Institute, $150,000
To support operations of the Akron satellite office

Hebrew Free Loan Association, $50,000
To create and manage a loan fund for small business owners and entrepreneurs without access to conventional funding services

Hispanic Business Center, $25,000
To support the development and implementation of bilingual curriculums for Hispanic/Latino entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio

Hudson Library & Historical Society, $8,944
For Pitch Night

Ideastream, $40,000
To sponsor Nightly Business Report in fiscal year 2017

JumpStart, $200,000
To support Phase III of the scaleup initiative

JumpStart, $1,000,000
To support the expansion of the Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program to serve companies in new sectors (3 years)

Launch League, $20,000
For programming and operations

National Council for Community Development, $20,000
For operating support

StartupBus, $15,000
To sponsor a startup maker bus trip from Akron to the national competition in Boulder for 25 Akron-area entrepreneurs

Team NEO Foundation, $150,000
To support the further development of Anchor Customer Engagement Academy and to create an Open Innovation Network

TechPint, $5,000
For events and activities that help promote informal connections among entrepreneurs

The Fund for Our Economic Future of Northeast Ohio, $500,000
To bolster its strategic direction around growth and opportunity (3 years)

University Hospitals Case Medical Center, $200,000
For costs related to mentorship and consulting support for the physician-scientists participating in the Harrington Project

Venture for America, $200,000
For operating support for the Venture for America (VFA) Fellows Program and the VFA Community Partnerships pilot in Northeast Ohio (2 years)

Women's Network of Northeast Ohio, $10,000
For the EMPOWER! Women's Entrepreneurship Mastery Program

Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation, $50,000
To support the 2016 AMPED Business Competition

Total:  $3,483,575