That $106,000 has since grown to nearly $3 million, including funds from its recent "For Women, Forever" campaign, which raised more than $2.013 million. To date, the Women’s Endowment Fund has awarded more than $650,000 in grants to programs that inspire, empower and educate women and girls throughout Akron and all of Summit County.
The group has also funded important studies on women and girls, including "The Economic Status of Women in Ohio," a briefing paper that uncovered great disparities based on race and ethnicity. These studies, along with the fund's biennial forum, help define the Women's Endowment Fund's grant-making priorities.
To learn more about the Women's Endowment Fund's work throughout greater Akron, read its recent publications.