Morgan Bridge is a grants professional with many years of experience in development for arts organizations. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, she began her career at the Speed Art Museum before relocating to Austin, Texas to manage grants for the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Film Society. An avid writer and meticulous editor, she revels in the creative process of crafting and sharing compelling mission-based messages.
Her grant writing experience has resulted in more than $4 million in funded proposals from a variety of philanthropic organizations ranging from small foundations to national foundations, corporations, and federal agencies. Secured funding areas of note are operational and programmatic support, pilot programs, endowment support, and special projects. Additionally, Morgan also has extensive capital campaign fundraising experience involving the major renovation and expansion of the Speed Art Museum and the completion of Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin at the Blanton Museum of Art. Highlights include the National Endowment for the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation, and more.
Morgan holds a B.A. in English from Hanover College and earned the Grantsmanship Training Program in 2014. When not working as a grants consultant, she practices interior design.