Discovering Disruption is a comprehensive report of the Morgridge Family Foundation’s history, from its founding in 2008 through 2020. We transparently share our knowledge, our growth, the lessons we have learned, programs we have supported and created, and so much more. We dig into the data and use stories to showcase our network, our funding partners, and what makes a transformational gift. Join us in reflecting on our journey.Read the Report
The Morgridge Family Foundation (MFF) invests in leaders and organizations that are reimagining solutions to some of today’s biggest challenges. The problems of the 21st century can’t be compartmentalized. Neither can MFF’s work. By bringing different sectors to the table, the foundation creates meaningful connections that foster innovation as a vehicle for systematic change. MFF offers vision, community, and resources to support a network of partners achieving their profound impact.Get To Know Us
At MFF, we approach giving differently. Rather than being bound to what was done before, we look at philanthropy as an active, collaborative opportunity to move great solutions forward.
Carrie Morgridge shares her Chief Disruptor approach to giving in a recent TEDx talk, Four Pillars of Philanthropy.Watch Her Here
In 2020, the Foundation recognized an opportunity to usher in the next generation of social sector trailblazers by connecting them with vetted, impactful executives—and each other. The MAP Fellowship was created. The Fellowship serves as an extension of MFF’s mission by fostering new and meaningful connections, amplifying awareness of important causes, and sparking profound and lasting impact.Learn More
A transformative gift changes the trajectory of an organization to make an exponential impact possible. At MFF, we use the term transformative gift on a daily basis. It is a North Star that guides the investments we make. And yet, it is a term that usually elicits a polite nod, blank stare, or the follow-up question, “What does that mean?” In this article, we’ll define what a transformative gift is and point out key factors that differentiate it from other types of philanthropy.Read more
MFF understands our partners’ needs don’t end when a check is written. That’s why we provide strategy support, editorial opportunities, and network connections.Learn About Us
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A unique nursing school drives change.
Wendy H. Steele tells her story in a newly-released book.