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About Us

Akron Community Foundation is where generous families, individuals, companies and nonprofits make charitable dollars go the furthest for the permanent good of our community.

By the people, for the people

We are a 501(c)(3) public charity composed of 560 charitable funds begun by people just like you. Those funds, and the gifts that started them, bear the mark of many donors, not just a select few, which differentiates us from a private foundation

In short, we’re the foundation by the people, for the people.

We connect you with Summit County’s vital nonprofits. We help them collaborate and grow in effectiveness to improve our collective quality of life.

Our commitment to Summit County:

  • Building a civic endowment, a permanent source of funding to benefit all of Summit County
  • Helping fundholders plan, carry out and celebrate their charitable giving in Greater Akron, the region and across the country
  • Partnering with fundholders and agencies, including nonprofits, funders, government groups and businesses, to gain and share knowledge that improves the community
  • Encouraging philanthropy among Summit County residents of all means and backgrounds