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What We Don’t Fund

Akron Community Foundation’s Community Fund grants improve life for all residents of Summit County.

holding handsWe do not make grants for:

  • Endowments
  • Scholarships
  • Direct financial support to individuals
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes

In accordance with our grant-making priorities, we generally do not fund:

  • Newly established nonprofit organizations that duplicate existing services
  • Curriculum for schools
  • Disease-specific programs
  • Economic development initiatives already being addressed by the Fund for Our Economic Future
  • Programs at parochial schools that benefit only their students
  • Multi-year grants
Not sure if you should apply for a Community Fund grant? Tell us about your program. One of our community investment staff members will contact you within five business days to discuss your funding options.