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The Burton D. Morgan Foundation;
In 2018, Burton D. Morgan Foundation planted the seeds of entrepreneurship around Northeast Ohio through our work in grantmaking, ecosystem building, and knowledge sharing. Below, we are pleased to present the fruits of our labor.
This GrantCraft case study, developed for Candid's scholarshipsforchange.org portal, explores the Lebron James Family Foundation's I Promise program. The I Promise program supports students at every step in their academic journey, starting from elementary education through college preparedness. This case study details the formation of the program, the I Promise School, and the impact made on students in Akron.
The Burton D. Morgan Foundation;
Morgan Foundation's vantage allows us to draw upon decades of experience supporting Northeast Ohio's entrepreneurial community and to craft initiatives that help doers build the entrepreneurial mindset and develop the tools they need to drive ideas to market. At the same time, our vantage encourages the Foundation to look forward to what comes next. What does our region need in the future to grow ventures? What are best practices for engaging college students in the world of entrepreneurship and innovation? How do children best absorb the entrepreneurial mindset as they learn about math, science, and art? These are questions we will explore as we embark on creating a new strategic framework that will guide our organization in the coming years.
Rutgers Climate Institute;
For more than a decade, states and cities across the country have served a leadership role in advancing science-informed climate policy through city, state and multi-state efforts. The rapid pace by which state climate policy is emerging is evidenced by the number of new laws, directives and policies adopted in 2018 and the first half of 2019 alone. Currently, there is an active ongoing dialogue across the U.S. regarding the intersection of climate and equity objectives with efforts targeted at addressing needs of disadvantaged communities and consumers. This climate/equity intersection is due to several factors, including recognition by many cities and states that climate change is and will continue to have a disproportionate impact on certain populations and will exacerbate existing stressors faced by disadvantaged communities and consumers. Research indicates that a greater proportion of environmental burden exists in geographic areas with majority populations of people of color, low-income residents, and/or indigenous people. It is well known that certain households (including some that are low-income, African American, Latino, multi-family and rural) spend a larger portion on their income on home energy costs. States and stakeholders are realizing that a transition to a low-carbon future by mid-century will require significantly increased participation of disadvantaged communities and households in the benefits of climate and clean energy programs.
The Burton D. Morgan Foundation;
To reflect our progress in 2016 as champion of the entrepreneurial spirit, Burton D. Morgan Foundation is excited to present its premier all-digital annual report. The concept for Boundless draws upon Burt Morgan's indefatigable drive to bring entrepreneurial ideas to fruition, coupled with our founder's impressive legacy perpetuated through Morgan Foundation as advocate and catalyst for the power of entrepreneurship education and the growth of new and existing ventures.
This case study on the North Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, illustrates how Creative Placemaking, the deliberate integration of arts and culture into comprehensive community development, can serve as a critical catalyst in forming equitable living and working solutions for all the social, economic, and racial constituencies of a neighborhood. In this post-industrial neighborhood, Creative Placemaking helped reverse local population decline, rebuild a central commercial corridor around arts businesses, and restore a positive identity to the neighborhood.
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity;
Renewing Our Call to Action responds to the October 2015 Youth Perspective Report completed by the City of Columbus to support their expanding work in the My Brother's Keeper Initiative. As a part of that report's recommendations, the City of Columbus seeks to work with the community to collaboratively set short and long-term goals with measurable targets, or common benchmarks of success.In an effort to bring the community together around youth initiatives, the City of Columbus commissioned the Kirwan Institute to develop a report to learn more about the local landscape of youth vulnerability, and to get a better understanding of existing assets at the neighborhood level. This report provides a portrait of youth vulnerability and resources across Columbus, and outlines how we can work together to raise the bar and close achievement gaps in order to ensure that all youth in Columbus have the opportunity to succeed. Renewing Our Call to Action is the first step of a recommitment to building a community that provides opportunity for all.
Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED);
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans' financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future. It assesses the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 130 outcome and policy measures, which describe how well residents are faring and what states are doing to help them build and protect assets. The Scorecard enables states to benchmark their outcomes and policies against other states in five issue areas: Financial Assets & Income, Businesses & Jobs, Housing & Homeownership, Health Care, and Education.
NextGen Climate America;
NextGen Climate America, in partnership with PSE Healthy Energy, is proud to announce the release of "Our Air." These reports examine the health and equity impacts of fossil fuel power plants in Pennsylvania and Ohio – two of the heaviest carbon pollution emitters in the U.S.Fossil fuel power accounted for two-thirds of our electricity generation last year, with roughly equal contributions from coal and natural gas sources. The burning of these fuels is a major contributor to climate change, which affects communities around the world. But, the immediate health effects of fossil fuel power plants are felt locally because they contribute to dangerous levels of air and water pollution in neighboring communities, in addition to contributing to climate change.A new set of reports by NextGen Climate America and PSE Healthy Energy found that in 2015, particle pollution from power plants in Pennsylvania and Ohio was responsible for more than 4400 deaths and more than $38 billion in health impacts. These states host coal and natural gas power plants that are disproportionately located in vulnerable and environmentally overburdened communities: more than 85% of fossil plants are located in areas with high concentrations of low-income and/or minority residents across the two states.
The Burton D. Morgan Foundation;
Transformation -- our guiding theme for 2015 reflects a year of metamorphosis for the Foundation and a year of shifting landscapes in the Northeast Ohio entrepreneurial community. In this report, we share our own story of change along with the parallel stories of evolution for entrepreneurs, startups, scaleups, and our ecosystem. We take our inspiration from founder Burt Morgan, who always envisioned the possible with the flair of an intrepid entrepreneur; he consistently spotted trends and optimized change. His tale unfolds during the postwar era when consumers were hungry for products that would solve their pain points - time-saving appliances, cooking gadgets, and newfangled food packaging - to name a few. Mr. Morgan's companies capitalized on these cravings in society with the right solutions at the right time. The Foundation's transformation comes on the heels of a decade of growth in our regional ecosystem. Our 2015 strategic priorities build on the growth and success of our regional entrepreneurial community and the need for continued experimentation and iteration. During the year, we focused on creating learning opportunities for youth entrepreneurship educators through the Enspire conference, building a regional platform for connectivity amoung NEOLaunchNET campuses, and prioritizing the growth of scaleup services for companies poised to expand. Al of these pivotal developments are reflected in our own organizational shifts - the addition of our new Innovation Space, the augmentation of our research capacity through the Entrepreneurship Education Experiment, and the launch of a refreshed image for the Foundation that truly symbolizes the depth and breadth of our work as a champion of the entrepreneurial spirit.
Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest);
This report presents information on the clients and agencies served by The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio. The information is drawn from a national study, Hunger in America 2010, conducted in 2009 for Feeding America (FA) (formerly America's Second Harvest), the nation's largest organization of emergency food providers. The national study is based on completed in-person interviews with more than 62,000 clients served by the FA national network, as well as on completed questionnaires from more than 37,000 FA agencies. The study summarized below focuses on emergency food providers and their clients who are supplied with food by food banks in the FA network. Key Findings: The FA system served by The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio provides emergency food for an estimated 77,200 different people annually.41% of the members of households served by The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio are children under 18 years old (Table 5.3.2).32% of households include at least one employed adult (Table 5.7.1).Among households with children, 79% are food insecure and 45% are food insecure with very low food security (Table 18.104.22.168).52% of clients served by The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel (Table 6.5.1).39% had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care (Table 6.5.1).26% of households served by The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio report having at least one household member in poor health (Table 8.1.1)The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio included approximately 101 agencies at the administration of this survey, of which 101 have responded to the agency survey. Of the responding agencies, 90 had at least one food pantry, soup kitchen, or shelter.81% of pantries, 86% of kitchens, and 38% of shelters are run by faith-based agencies affiliated with churches, mosques, synagogues, and other religious organizations (Table 10.6.1).Among programs that existed in 2006, 84% of pantries, 52% of kitchens, and 75% of shelters of The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio reported that there had been an increase since 2006 in the number of clients who come to their emergency food program sites (Table 10.8.1).Food banks are by far the single most important source of food for agencies with emergency food providers, accounting for 81% of the food distributed by pantries, 60% of the food distributed by kitchens, and 36% of the food distributed by shelters (Table 13.1.1).As many as 96% of pantries, 100% of kitchens, and 100% of shelters in The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio use volunteers (Table 13.2.1).