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Board Committees

Our committees work diligently to make Akron Community Foundation the best place for your philanthropy.

Community Investment Committee

The Community Investment Committee diligently reviews all grant applications for the community foundation’s quarterly grant cycles. Committee members meet with nonprofit organizations to learn about and evaluate their programs. They also determine funding priorities for the year and make grant decisions in accordance with the community foundation’s guiding principles.

Community Relations Committee

The Community Relations Committee is responsible for growing the community foundation’s endowment. Committee members create fundraising strategies and work to expand the community foundation’s relationships with current and prospective fundholders. They also track the number of gifts and funds each quarter and set future fundraising goals. In addition, the committee works with staff to advance the community foundation's mission through news, events, advertising and other activities.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is a representative group composed of board officers and committee chairs. The committee is responsible for the management of the organization between meetings of the board of directors.

Finance and Investment Committee

The Finance and Investment Committee plays a critical role in protecting and growing the community foundation’s endowment for the good of the community. The committee’s main responsibility is to oversee the community foundation’s financial operations and ensure its investment portfolio is managed prudently.

Audit Subcommittee

The Audit Subcommittee is responsible for reviewing all of the community foundation’s yearly audit processes, internal control systems and public financial information. Committee members have the power to conduct investigations into the community foundation’s internal financial systems, ensuring that the community foundation operates with the utmost transparency and fiscal integrity. 

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for cultivating new board members. With input from board officers, committee members identify upstanding members of the community whose skills and expertise would be a valuable addition to the board. They also oversee the orientation and training of new board members.