Spark Morgan!

Celebrating passion for philanthropy across Morgan County.

It All Begins With a Spark

We are so proud of the impact that Spark Morgan, formerly known as the Morgan Fund, has had on the Morgan County community. In its history, a total of 33 nonprofit organizations with diverse missions have been awarded 109 grants totaling $362,105. Spark Morgan has also hosted community celebrations and nonprofit learning opportunities. Through it all, we have partnered with volunteer advisory committee that has infused the work of Spark Morgan with local knowledge about Morgan County issues, opportunities and priorities. Through a series of conversations with the advisory committee, who best know the needs of Morgan County, the decision was made to end the program.

The Community Foundation offers a variety of other competitive grant programs. Nonprofits located in Morgan are encouraged to review the eligibility criteria for the Foundation’s other programs and apply as appropriate. Information on those programs is located on our website here:

We will celebrate all that Spark Morgan has achieved since its inception in 2003, and the donor, grantees and volunteers that made its work possible the evening of Tuesday, October 2. Please mark this date on your calendar and stay tuned for more details.


Since 2003, Spark Morgan! has granted more than $360,000 to area nonprofits to respond to the changing needs of the community. Grantees include Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy, Humane Society of Morgan County, The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center and Morgan County African American Museum.


2018 Grant Cycle Timeline

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To include a local perspective in this work, Spark Morgan! has an Advisory Committee comprised of knowledgeable leaders representing diverse segments of the community. Committee members live and work in Morgan County and are committed to developing local philanthropy and responding to the needs of their community.

  • Sally Moran Hoge, Chair
  • Carolyn Ainslie
  • Barry Argroves
  • Monica Callahan
  • Joe Cardwell

  • Jill Connolly
  • Bruce Gilbert
  • Jim Jones
  • Alfred Murray

The Journey Starts Here

Ready to get started? Just visit our Nonprofit Online Portal to complete your Organizational Profile, Common Grant Application and Grant Application Supplement.

Apply Now

For more information about the Spark Morgan!, please contact:

Lita Ugarte Pardi
Director, Resource Deployment

Maria Najlis
Program Associate