Grant Process Change

Burton D. Morgan Foundation is announcing a change to the way we handle requests for small grants ($20,000 and under.)

In 2017, Morgan Foundation modified its grantmaking procedures, making all grant applications subject to deadlines, including requests for $20,000 and under, which had previously been received and decided on a rolling basis. 

Upon evaluation of this process, we have deemed this a failed experiment and have decided to pivot.  To streamline grant processes and increase the adaptive capacity of grantees, the Foundation is reinstating rolling deadlines and decision-making. 

Effective February 15, 2019, applicants requesting $20,000 or less may submit an application at any time and it will be evaluated on a rolling basis, typically four to six weeks.   

This shift in policy WILL apply to applications that were received by the Foundation by the February 15 deadline. 

If you have any questions, please refer to our Grant Application Guidelines on our website or contact Gina Dotson, Grants and Communications Manager at