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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.

ACF temporarily relocates for post-fire restoration »
March 12, 2014
Beginning Monday, March 24, Akron Community Foundation’s offices will temporarily relocate to the U.S. Bank Building at 195 S. Main St., Suite 300 in downtown Akron. The nonprofit will be closed March 17-21 for the relocation.

WEF awards $72,050 to women’s, girls’ causes »
February 26, 2014
The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation recently awarded $72,050 to 11 nonprofit organizations that improve life for Summit County’s women and girls.

Odom Fund grants support local diversity initiatives »
February 26, 2014
On Friday, Feb. 21, the Vernon L. Odom Fund of Akron Community Foundation awarded $7,800 in grants to programs that promote diversity and enrich the quality of life within local minority communities.

ACF reports record assets, $1.93 million in grants »
February 25, 2014
On Friday, Feb. 21, Akron Community Foundation’s board of directors approved $1.93 million in grants, including 323 grants totaling $1,430,923 from 91 designated, donor-advised, agency endowment and scholarship funds and 22 grants totaling $502,000 from discretionary, or board-directed, funds.

GCEF awards $25,725 for local Gay Games projects »
February 25, 2014
The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation recently awarded seven grants totaling $25,725 for projects supporting the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation.

Haslam to speak at WEF annual dinner »
January 24, 2014
The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation invites local residents and community leaders to save the date for its annual “For Women, Forever” dinner, which will take place Thursday, April 24, at Quaker Station at Quaker Square Inn at the University of Akron. 

Akron Community Foundation still serving community despite fire »
January 10, 2014
An early-morning fire at Akron Community Foundation’s office building this morning has not deterred business, said its President and CEO John T. Petures Jr. The building, which is located at 345 W. Cedar St., will remain closed until Jan. 21 but staff will be operating remotely to maintain operations.

Medina funds to accept grant requests online »
January 07, 2014
The Medina County Community Fund and the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation invite nonprofit leaders to attend an informational meeting Jan. 23 to learn about their new online grant application system.

GCEF awards $66,200, supports Gay Games »
December 10, 2013
The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $66,200 to nine greater Akron nonprofit organizations. The largest of these grants will support the 2014 Gay Games, a world-renowned sports and culture festival coming to Cleveland and Akron next August.

Millennium Fund tops $500,000 in grants »
December 10, 2013
Akron Community Foundation’s Millennium Fund for Children is celebrating $500,000 in grants to children’s programs throughout Summit, Portage and Medina counties.

ACF awards $1.8 million in grants »
December 06, 2013
Akron Community Foundation’s board of directors ratified $1.8 million in grants, including 176 grants totaling $1,310,392 from designated, donor-advised, agency endowment, and scholarship funds, and 29 discretionary grants totaling $507,500. Of the discretionary funding, $492,500 will support local health and human services programs.

GCEF seeks proposals for Gay Games projects »
December 04, 2013
The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects that support, enhance and educate the community regarding the 2014 Gay Games.

ACF seeks grant apps for education programs »
November 18, 2013
The board of Akron Community Foundation is accepting applications for its education and early learning grant cycle. 

GCEF announces $100,000 commitment to Gay Games »
October 30, 2013
The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation has made a $100,000 commitment to the 2014 Gay Games.

12th annual Sugar Plum home tour set for Dec. 8 »
October 24, 2013
Some of the area’s finest historic and contemporary homes will open their doors Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. for the 12th annual Sugar Plum Tour.

Browns, Steelers team up for charitable cause »
October 24, 2013
Past and present Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers players will join forces to benefit the Medina County Community Fund while sharing humorous stories, comedic insults and heartwarming tributes about former Browns player Greg Pruitt.

Women’s fund seeks grant proposals »
October 15, 2013
The Women’s Endowment Fund is requesting grant proposals from nonprofit organizations for programs that support social change for women and/or girls in the areas of economic empowerment, safety from violence, and health and wellness.