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Women’s Endowment Fund seeks grant proposals »
October 14, 2014
The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals for programs that support social change for women and/or girls in the areas of economic empowerment, safety from violence, and health and wellness.

The Black Keys autograph guitar to raise money for fund at ACF »
September 25, 2014
In addition to playing two nights at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Grammy Award-winning artist The Black Keys performed an act of generosity that will be giving back forever to their hometown of Akron.

Tickets on sale for Festival of Trees holiday fundraiser »
September 16, 2014
Tickets are on sale now for the eighth annual Festival of Trees event, which will take place Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. at Weymouth Country Club. The event features live and silent auctions of uniquely decorated trees and other holiday décor items, as well as dinner and wine. 

ACF approves $2.3 million in grants this quarter »
September 12, 2014
Today, Akron Community Foundation’s board of directors reported a record $185.4 million in assets as of June 30, 2014. In addition, it approved grants totaling $2,361,501, including $1,901,501 in donor-directed grants from 125 designateddonor-advisedagency endowment and scholarship funds and $460,000 in discretionary, or board-directed, grants for civic programs.

Tickets on sale for Polsky Award event »
September 02, 2014
Tickets are now available for the 2014 Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award Dinner honoring local hotelier and philanthropist Rennick Andreoli. The event will take place Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. Tickets start at $150 per person and are available online at www.regonline.com/Polsky.

Bath Community Fund will support township forever »
September 02, 2014
On June 17, a small group of Bath residents took the first step in creating an enduring source of support for the Bath community. With a combined gift of $10,000, seven couples established the Bath Community Fund of Akron Community Foundation, a permanent charitable fund dedicated to enriching Bath Township for generations to come. 

MCWEF Festival of Trees event to be held Nov. 6 »
August 29, 2014
The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation invites local residents and community leaders to save the date for its annual Festival of Trees event, which will take place Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. at Weymouth Country Club.

Gay Community Endowment Fund seeks grant proposals »
August 15, 2014
The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is currently seeking grant applications for programs that positively impact local gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents.

Millennium Fund seeks grant proposals »
July 31, 2014
The Millennium Fund for Children of Akron Community Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of local children.

ACF announces unprecedented growth at annual meeting »
July 09, 2014
Yesterday, Akron Community Foundation officials announced the highest 12 months of growth in the organization’s 59-year history for its fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. Nearly $20.3 million in contributions and investment growth of 13.7 percent brought the community foundation’s assets to an all-time high of nearly $181 million. President and CEO John T. Petures Jr. delivered the news to a crowd of more than 200 at the community foundation’s 59th annual meeting at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. 

ACF, City of Akron announce grants for local neighborhoods »
July 01, 2014
Akron Community Foundation and the City of Akron announced more than $200,000 in grants to help local residents improve their community through the Neighborhood Partnership Program.

'Akron Burger' sales to support Black Keys fund »
June 20, 2014
Sales from a burger inspired by Akron-born band The Black Keys will be helping local residents with mental illness forever through the Black Keys Alfred McMoore Memorial Endowment Fund. 

Rennick Andreoli named Polsky Award recipient »
June 19, 2014
Akron Community Foundation announced that Rennick Andreoli will be the 47th recipient of the community foundation’s Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award.

MCCF awards $30,523 to Medina-area nonprofits »
June 18, 2014
The Medina County Community Fund of Akron Community Foundation recently awarded 14 grants totaling $30,523 to nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of Medina County residents.

MCWEF reaches $100,000 grant-making milestone »
June 17, 2014
The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund is celebrating more than $100,000 in grants to organizations that improve life for Medina County’s women and children. On Friday, the fund awarded $12,000 to seven area nonprofit organizations, bringing its cumulative grant-making total to $111,452 since its inception in 1998.

Pilot program boosts ACF funding to $2.2 million »
June 13, 2014
Today, Akron Community Foundation’s board of directors approved grants totaling $2,245,983, including $1,605,811 in noncompetitive grants from 112 designated, donor-advised, agency endowment and scholarship funds and $640,172 in competitive arts and culture grants.

Tickets on sale for Medina spring fundraiser »
June 03, 2014
The Medina County Community Fund will hold its annual Spring into Summer fundraiser on Friday, June 20, 2014. The happy hour event celebrates the philanthropy of Medina County residents and raises money for the endowment fund, which supports nonprofits that improve the lives of all people in Medina County.

Railroad museum, Knight Foundation set new record at ACF »
April 10, 2014
Akron Community Foundation ended its fiscal year on March 31 by establishing two record-setting funds. The Northern Ohio Railway Museum Endowment Fund and the Robert W. Briggs Fund became the 40th and 41st funds established during the community foundation’s fiscal year of April 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014, breaking the community foundation’s previous record of 40 new funds started in fiscal year 2012.

Tickets on sale for GCEF 2014 annual meeting »
April 03, 2014
Marty Rouse, national field director for the Human Rights Campaign, 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 »
April 01, 2014
The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is offering community members the chance to give a Mother’s Day gift that will benefit women across greater Akron for years to come.