Burton D. Morgan Foundation supports programming that advances Akron's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem, as well as select region-wide initiatives.


ArtsNow, $20,000
To support Akron Cultural Plan grants focused on education, skill-building, and connectivity to resources for area artists


Asian Services in Action, $20,000
To support microloans for immigrant entrepreneurs in Akron


Bounce Innovation Hub, $55,000
To support programming for entrepreneurs of color (two years)


Crafty Mart, $10,000
For the 2021 Maker Sessions


Bounce Innovation Hub, $265,000
To support the Incubator, Software Accelerator, Generating Real Opportunities and Wealth, and Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund


Downtown Akron Partnership, $19,000
To provide lease subsidies for Start Downtown participants


Economic and Community Development Institute, $68,000
To support operations in Akron


Entrepreneurship Funders Network, $45,000
For general operating support


Greater Akron Chamber Foundation, $60,000
To support Inclusion Marketplace efforts in Greater Akron


Hebrew Free Loan Association, $154,500
To support business lending in Northeast Ohio


Hudson Library & Historical Society, $14,150
To support local Global Entrepreneurship Week activities


MORTAR Cincinnati, $40,000
To support licensing fees and the organization's work in Akron


MORTAR Cincinnati, up to $200,000
To support the creation of a platform and the conversion of the MORTAR Masters curriculum into a virtual format


North Akron Community Development Corporation, $20,000
For salary expenses for staff providing support to NoHi and Revolving Test Kitchen clients, facilitator expenses associated with the Aspiring Entrepreneurs curriculum, curriculum expenses associated with providing the Beginner Makers sessions, and operating support


The Ohio State University Foundation, $80,000
To study and understand how high growth companies fit into the regional NEO ecosystem


The Well Community Development Corporation, $67,000
To support the Akron Food Works program


University of Akron Research Foundation, $100,000
To support the STRIDE accerator (two years)


University of Akron Research Foundation, $140,000
To support expansion of the I-Corps Sites program in Northeast Ohio


Venture for America, up to $200,000
To support VFA's Northeast Ohio program


VentureWell, $5,000
To sponsor the Open 2021 conference


Total: $1,583,550