MCMF: Mental Health Grant

Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation

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Deadline: Nov 1, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Grant amount: US $500 - US $1,100,000

Fields of work: Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases

Applicant type: Nonprofit, College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Ohio: Ashland County, Ashtabula County, Carroll County, Columbiana County, Cuyahoga County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Ohio: Ashland County, Ashtabula County, Carroll County, Columbiana County, Cuyahoga County Show all

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About this funder:




To improve the lives of people with serious mental illness by investing in innovative projects in Northeast Ohio having national transformational impact.

The Foundation invests primarily in mental health programs in Northeast Ohio and to a lesser extent supports arts and education initiatives in Summit County.

MCMF: Mental Health Grant

Our areas of emphasis are listed in the following table and focus primarily on chronic, severe, and episodic mental illness.


  • New/Variety of Methods
  • Integrated Systems
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Self-Determination

We encourage creative solutions and new ideas promoting evidence based practice, high levels of recovery, and collaborative enhancement of mental health practices. Programs will result in holistic, integrated and cost effective solutions to system challenges.


  • Long-Term Supports
  • Quality of Life
  • Empowerment
  • Living with Mental Illness

We support programs that enhance quality of life and result in long term, consumer driven supports for employment, education, housing, medical care, socialization, and transportation.


  • Stabilization
  • Recovering Function
  • Back on Track

We support projects that provide re-engagement, stabilization, resiliency, and learning strategies to improve function and help consumers become more self-sufficient, reducing long term dependency on systems.


  • Crisis Response
  • Health and Safety
  • Access to Care
  • Emergency Assistance

We support programs minimizing involvement in the criminal justice system, providing health/safety, food/clothing, housing, reducing loss of hope during mental illness onset/crisis.


  • Prevention
  • Education
  • Knowledge Institutes
  • Mental Health Workforce

We support initiatives that deepen mental health knowledge, increase public understanding, build an effective mental health workforce, promote prevention activities, and offer welcoming and respectful environments.


  • Goal 1: Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the mental health service delivery system. 
  • Goal 2: Improve access to care.
  • Goal 3: Demonstrate leadership at state and national level in the field of mental health.
  • Goal 4: Inspire a culture of recovery.
  • Goal 5: Leverage our grant investments dollars and accumulated knowledge to enhance mission accomplishment.

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

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applications will only be accepted from organizations recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • The Foundation accepts grant applications from these 18 northeast Ohio counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Wayne.
  • The Foundation seeks to fund primarily project and operating grants.
  • Multi-year requests are considered only when the proposed project requires more than one year to achieve its objectives. 


  • The Foundation does not ordinarily fund public policy/legislative advocacy, endowments, research, and capital projects.
  • The Foundation does not award individual scholarships.