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In addition to honoring our fundholders’ individual wishes, Akron Community Foundation gives strength to big ideas, vulnerable populations and targeted regions with an array of high-impact initiatives and grants.
First, through grants and special projects, the Community Fund focuses on four key areas:
Funding for those key areas comes from unrestricted and field-of-interest funds, and generous contributions from donor advisors and gifts to the Community Fund. The community foundation’s community investment staff, Distribution Committee, and board seek out the best proposals, the most needed projects and the most qualified nonprofits to offer them.
Second, many forward-thinking people and organizations in the region have aligned with Akron Community Foundation to support the following geographic- and issue-specific causes:
Women’s Endowment Fund awards $51,500 for health, safety, economic security programs02/23/2011
Early learning takes priority as Akron Community Foundation’s grants approach $1.8 million02/23/2011
Filmmaker Stu Maddux to speak at Gay Community Endowment Fund annual meeting03/18/2011
VP, Community Investment
Community Investment Officer
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