Medina County Women's
Endowment Fund

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Collaborating to help Medina County's women and children

In 1998, three women from Medina County gathered to discuss how they could address the growing needs of the county's women and children. They knew that the well-being of local families and the community as a whole depended on the quality of life of its women and children. 

 Medina County Women's Endowment Fund founders
MCWEF founders Jane Lang, Katie Horn and Gwen Rivers
received the Agent of Change Award in 2006.

With the help of Akron Community Foundation, they found 80 like-minded philanthropists who were interested in creating an endowment fund that would support this cause forever. Combined, their gifts of $104,000 established the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund. 

Structured in concert with Akron Community Foundation’s Women's Endowment Fund, which serves Summit County, the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund accepts grant applications for organizations and programs that support women and children in the Medina County area. It specifically makes grants to programs that create opportunities for the educational, physical, emotional, social, artistic and personal growth of women and children. 

The fund encourages the advancement and full participation of women and children in the community and in society. It also assists women in their growth as philanthropists. Since the fund’s establishment, it has made grants totaling approximately $100,000.

Nonprofits interested in applying for a grant from the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund can find deadlines and other important information on our Issue-Specific Grants page.

Make a gift to the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund. Or, read their most recent publications to see how they are making a difference in the lives of Medina County's women and children.

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