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Steve Morgan honoured for philanthropy

The Foundation’s Chairman, Steve Morgan CBE, has been honoured for his outstanding contributions to North Wales communities alongside Wrexham’s Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. The three have each received Community Foundation Wales Philanthropy Awards.

The awards recognise and highlight the work of individuals going above and beyond for their local communities and aims to inspire and encourage others to start their philanthropic journey.

The awards were made to mark the charity’s 25th year.

The Steve Morgan Foundation supports the most vulnerable across North Wales, Cheshire and Merseyside helping to make a positive difference to those in need. We have worked alongside Community Foundation Wales, supporting their Our Communities Together – a cost of living crisis appeal with £25,000 of match funding.

Steve Morgan said: “What a great honour to receive this award from Community Foundation Wales. It’s a special award that is unexpected. Our foundation does tremendous work in north Wales and has done for many, many years, distributing millions of pounds in just the last few years alone. This is all done without looking to be recognised, so when you get something like this, it really means something.”

Upon receiving his award, Steve recorded this video:


Since becoming Co-Chairmen of Wrexham Football Club, Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds have supported a number of community projects in local area. When they took over the club in 2020, they pledged to make a positive difference to the local community as well as the football club.

From donating to a charity who provide free caravan holidays to families who may never have had a holiday before due to financial crisis to funding an adapted bathroom for a Wrexham Football Club fan, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney continue to support and give back to the Wrexham area.

Richard Williams, Chief Executive of Community Foundation Wales said:

“We are delighted to recognise Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney and Steve Morgan for their amazing generosity and commitment to communities in North Wales. They, like us, recognise the wider role of philanthropy in building and strengthening Welsh communities.

These philanthropy awards are part of our 25th birthday celebrations which also sees the relaunch of our Fund for Wales, which provides grants to local, grassroots organisations and charities who are embedded in their local communities.

We hope that people will be inspired by Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney and Steve Morgan to give back to their local communities and a donation to Fund for Wales would be a great way to start.”

Since 1999, Community Foundation Wales have awarded over £40m in grants across Wales, playing a key role in matching philanthropy to grassroots community groups and charities making a difference in their local communities.

Their Fund for Wales supports small, volunteer-driven community organisations with grants of between £500 – £2,000 towards the following areas:

  • Improving people’s chances in life
  • Building stronger communities
  • Improving rural and urban environments
  • Encouraging healthier and more active people and communities
  • Preserving heritage and culture
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