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Bath Community Fund holds first-ever annual meeting »
April 21, 2015
On March 30, leaders of Bath Community Fund convened their first-ever Annual Meeting before an audience of donors and supporters. 

Judy Shepard to speak at GCEF annual meeting »
March 24, 2015
Judy Shepard, founder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, is coming to Akron in April to speak at the annual meeting of the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation. 

Mother's Day gifts support local women and girls »
March 19, 2015
Akron Community Foundation is offering community members the chance to give a Mother’s Day gift that will benefit women for years to come.

Bath Community Fund to hold information sessions »
February 26, 2015
In the midst of its “For Bath, Forever” endowment campaign, Bath Community Fund’s advisory committee will host two educational/informational sessions in March to spread the word about this permanent charitable fund created for and dedicated to the Bath community.

Women’s Endowment Fund awards $85,000 in grants »
February 24, 2015
The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation recently awarded $85,000 to 12 nonprofit organizations that improve life for Summit County’s women and girls. Among this year’s funding priorities were health and wellness, safety from violence, and economic empowerment.

Odom Fund grants support diversity initiatives »
February 24, 2015
On Friday, Feb. 20, the Vernon L. Odom Fund of Akron Community Foundation awarded $13,000 in grants to programs that promote diversity and enrich the quality of life within local minority communities.

ACF awards more than $1.8 million in grants »
February 20, 2015
Today, Akron Community Foundation announced grants totaling $1,822,249: $1,322,749 from designated, donor-advised, agency endowment and scholarship funds, and $499,500 in competitive education and early learning grants.

GCEF to receive $27,000 gift from Gay Games 9 »
February 19, 2015
After the most profitable year in Gay Games history, event officials announced the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation will receive $27,000 of the net profit from the games. 

GCEF rep to discuss Gay Games Feb. 19 »
February 06, 2015
The 2014 Gay Games ended almost six months ago, but its lessons and legacies continue to be defined in our region. On Feb. 19, representatives from Cleveland and Akron will gather at The City Club of Cleveland to share “The Final Report: By the Numbers” and discuss how the community is building momentum from the success of the Games.

ACF releases community issues report »
February 04, 2015
Akron Community Foundation has released an assessment of the most pressing quality-of-life issues facing Summit County. “Creating Measurable Community Impact” is a 16-page report that examines the issues of employment, early childhood poverty, food insecurity and transportation, as well as an emerging issue, the growing senior population.

Tickets on sale for WEF annual dinner »
January 27, 2015
Author and political trailblazer Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is coming to Akron to share her experiences in women’s leadership and philanthropy. Townsend, who served as the first woman lieutenant governor of Maryland, will be the keynote speaker at the Women’s Endowment Fund’s “For Women, Forever” annual dinner March 12.

Longtime nonprofit leader joins ACF staff »
January 08, 2015
Akron Community Foundation welcomed the addition of Teresa LeGrair as community investment officer this week.

Medina County funds seek grant proposals »
January 07, 2015
Beginning Monday, Jan. 12, the Medina County Community Fund and the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation will accept grant proposals from Medina County nonprofit organizations that improve residents’ quality of life.

Bath Community Fund nears initial fundraising goal »
January 02, 2015
One month after the public launch of its “For Bath, Forever” endowment campaign, Bath Community Fund has reached 63 percent of its initial goal to raise $250,000 in permanent philanthropic capital for the Bath community.

Millennium Fund celebrates 15 years of grants »
December 09, 2014
Akron Community Foundation’s Millennium Fund for Children is celebrating 15 years of grants to children’s programs throughout Summit, Portage and Medina counties.

Gay Community Endowment Fund awards $42,700 »
December 09, 2014
The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation recently awarded 11 grants totaling $42,700 for programs that positively impact the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

ACF, fundholders award $1.5 million in grants »
December 08, 2014
On Friday, Dec. 5, Akron Community Foundation announced grants totaling $1,517,051. Its board ratified $1,063,551 in grants from designated, donor-advised, agency endowment and scholarship funds. It also approved $453,500 in discretionary, or board-directed, health and human services grants, which will fund 34 local nonprofit agencies that provide for residents’ health, wellness and basic needs.

ACF unveils $1.2 million building restoration »
December 05, 2014
This morning, Akron Community Foundation officials rededicated the organization’s office building at 345 W. Cedar St. in Akron. The event included fundholders, major donors and public officials like Summit County Executive Russ Pry and showcased $1.2 million in restorations and improvements made since a Jan. 10 electrical fire destroyed half of the 10,000-square-foot building’s interior.

Bath Community Fund launches $1 million campaign »
December 01, 2014
On Nov. 28, Bath Community Fund leaders revealed a plan to raise $1 million in permanent philanthropic capital to enrich Bath Township.

ACF seeks grant applications for education programs »
November 21, 2014
The board of Akron Community Foundation is accepting applications for its education and early learning grant cycle through Monday, Dec. 15.