Grants from unrestricted funds annually support a variety of programs and services in the Ottawa County area.
Over 80 funds provide scholarships as well as provide support for current and emerging needs in our community.
You may establish a named fund with the Foundation either during your lifetime or through your estate plan.
Support from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation has allowed the Foundation to create scholarships to support individuals seeking training to assist in their entrepreneurial goals.
Corinna Bench, of Elmore, recently received a Burton D. Morgan Scholarship for Entrepreneurs. Corinna was awarded $2,995 to attend the StoryBrand Live Workshop in Nashville. The workshop focused on messaging your brand and clarifying your message. Corinna returned from the training with new skills and an entrepreneurial network to enhance her digital business.
Corinna and her husband, Kurt, started Shared Legacy Farms, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) business, eleven years ago. As their business matured, Corinna began to study digital marketing as a way to attract and retain more customers. Corinna wanted to share her expertise and success, so she created an audience of CSA farmers on Facebook and also launched a website, mydigitalfarmer.com, for farmers interested in improving their marketing skills. She credits the StoryBrand workshop for giving her additional tools and focus to make her business even more successful.
Financial assistance is still available and we are seeking interested entrepreneurs who would like to gain needed skills or training to become successful with their chosen entrepreneurial endeavor. Check out the application for at this link.
Our scholarship funds assist local students in their pursuit of higher education and training.
"To serve as a mechanism for charitable giving and enrich the community by assessing and supporting local needs."
OTTAWA COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
306 Madison St. P.O. Box 36
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
Open Wednesday, Noon-3:00 p.m. or by appointment