What is Peg’s Foundation?

Founded as the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation in 2001 in Hudson, Ohio, as a private grantmaking foundation, it was renamed to Peg’s Foundation in 2018. Morgan Adhesives founder Burton D. Morgan, Peg’s husband, provided the initial donation to establish the foundation. We work to pursue the interests of Peg Morgan, a longtime Hudson resident and active community member.

Why was the Foundation founded?

Peg and Burt lived a legacy of giving back to their community. As a family touched by serious mental illness, both Peg and Burt wanted to help others address the challenges presented by these extremely difficult illnesses.

Who are the trustees and officers of the Foundation?

  • Patti Fetzer
  • Penny Frese, Secretary
  • Suzie Graham
  • Marty Hauser
  • Bob Kallstrom, Treasurer
  • Rick Kellar, President
  • Jeff Knoll
  • Doug MacKay
  • Bill McGraw
  • Jon Pavloff, Chair

What does Peg’s Foundation fund?

Our mission is to improve the lives of people with serious mental illness by investing in innovative projects in Northeast Ohio having national transformational impact. We also support the fundamental role of arts and education in creating a vibrant and enriching society.


What is serious mental illness?

At Peg’s Foundation, Serious Mental Illness means… A chronic mental illness causing impairments that interfere with an individual’s ability to function within their family or society. The illness may have dangerous consequences, and we remain guided by the fact that schizophrenia was the primary illness impacting Peg’s family.

What is the typical size of a grant awarded by the foundation?

Grant valuations range from $500 for smaller projects to multi-year, multi-million dollar grants for significant, strategic programs and projects.

How can I submit a grant proposal?

Visit the Grants Process page of this web site to understand process, and find a link to our online grant portal.

Are multi-year grants considered?

Multi-year requests are considered only when the proposed project requires more than one year to achieve its objectives. We do not consider grant renewals. Each proposal is considered as a new request and requires the same process be followed.

What do I need to include with my proposal?

Review the Grants page, and follow the step by step process outlined in the grantee portal.

What criteria must my group meet to be considered for a grant?

We award grants to organizations recognized as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) and described as public charities under section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Do you have a geographical focus?

Yes, we seek applicants and proposals for mental health grants in Northeast Ohio. For our purposes, Northeast Ohio consists of Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne counties.

Arts grants are limited to Summit County.

Education grants are trustee initiative only, and are also limited to Summit County.

When do you award grants?

We generally award mental health grants twice a year, in the fall and in the spring. Arts grants are spring only. See our Grants pages for more specific information.

What are the deadlines for submitting my proposal?

See our Grants pages. If the deadline date falls on a weekend or national holiday, the deadline is the next business day. Applications received after the stated deadlines will be held for the next grant review cycle.

How will I be notified of your grant decision?

We will contact you by email at the address provided in your application, normally within 30 days of the grant award meeting.

If my project fits one of the categories are there any further restriction to consider?

Yes, these are other possible considerations that may come into play: Technology: We understand that technology can be a major tool for efficiency, and we are open to initiatives that have this aspect as one element and not as a primary thrust of a request; however, we do not see technology as a value added and are not prioritizing it. Research: We do not see the funding of major national field research as our role; however, we are open to small, targeted studies, some of which may be proactively conducted or contracted by the Foundation. Public Policy/Legislative Advocacy: Ordinarily, the foundation will not fund initiatives that have this aspect or focus. Project/Operating vs. Capital vs. Endowment: We acknowledge that project/operating grants will be the largest of the three categories. We see no reason to eliminate any of the three categories or to set targets for them. We will not, however, make capital or endowment gifts related to the arts.