Gay Community Endowment Fund
Full inclusion for everyone
One of the community foundation’s most important values is inclusiveness, and no fund embraces that more than the Gay Community Endowment Fund.
Established in 2001, the fund makes grants to programs and services that positively impact the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, as well as greater Akron as a whole. It also raises awareness about equality issues and rallies the LGBT community around a common philanthropic purpose.
Since its founding, the Gay Community Endowment Fund has invested more than $183,000 into local causes that change the lives of LGBT people in our community. Recent grants have helped train forensic nurses about same-sex domestic violence, provided support groups for LGBT senior citizens, and sponsored anti-bullying messages on the radio.