The Morris Foundation promotes the cherished American value that a better life is possible to those who seek it. The Foundation invests in causes that provide opportunities for self-advancement, with an emphasis on:

  • Youth leadership development
  • The alleviation of rural poverty
  • Girl’s and women’s empowerment
  • Access to higher education in Kentucky
  • The Morris Foundation is proud to partner with the Bluegrass Community Foundation.

For more information, please email The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.


Lewis Sexton Scholarship Fund

The Lewis Sexton Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 by the Morris Industries Foundation in honor of Lewis Sexton, former President of the UAW Local 862. The Scholarship Fund will provide three awards of $5,000 non-renewable scholarships to children (or legal wards) of UAW 862 members or retirees who plan to attend college in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Awards will be paid over the course of two semesters.

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Gatton College of Business and Economics

Morris Industries is proud to support the Gatton College of Business & Economics at the University of Kentucky. Nate Morris serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council where works closely with the college to expand its social entrepreneurship programs and initiatives. The new Gatton College of Business & Economics Building¬†will open in October 2016.