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Welcome, New Funds

Hundreds of individuals, families, nonprofits and local businesses have trusted Akron Community Foundation with their philanthropy over the years. 

Whether they started a donor-advised fund to give back to their favorite causes, a scholarship fund to help students pursue their educational dreams, or an agency endowment fund to support their nonprofit's mission, these fundholders have taken steps to ensure they can give back to our community forever. The following new funds have joined their ranks, and you can, too. Learn more about how easy it is to start your own charitable fund, or call us today at 330-376-8522.

From June 16 to Sept. 21, 2017, the following 11 new funds were established:

The Mobile Meals Endowment Fund will help provide nutritious meals to residents.

Linda and Jared Chaney Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Chagrin Falls residents Jared Chaney, former chief marketing officer at Medical Mutual, and his wife, Linda.

Countryside Conservancy Fund – In Memory of Darwin Kelsey: Established in memory of Darwin Kelsey, founder of the Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy, to help raise awareness about food and farming and to create a sustainable food culture.

Huntington-Akron Foundation Sustainability Fund: Corporate-advised fund established by Huntington Bank. Huntington will contribute $200,000 to the fund every year for a decade as part of the $2 million commitment it made to give back to the community.

Kisling, Nestico & Redick Fund: Corporate-advised fund established by the personal injury law firm.

Medina Sunrise Rotary Community Fund: Corporate-advised fund established by the Medina Sunrise Rotary Club, with its leadership group serving as advisors.

Mobile Meals Endowment Fund: Established to help the nonprofit provide nutritious meals and supplements – combined with friendly visits and safety checks – to residents of Summit, Cuyahoga and Portage counties.

Howard and Margaret Palmer Fund: Unrestricted fund established by the Palmers' estate through a charitable bequest.

Brian J. Sebastian Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Mary and Richard Sebastian to help low-income working parent(s)/guardian(s) afford child care.

Schrank Harkey Fund: Donor-advised fund established through the conversion of a private foundation by William and Laura Harkey.

This Town is My Town Fund: Donor-advised fund established by retired Akron Police Capt. Sylvia Trundle to support various causes throughout the Greater Akron area.

Tri-County Independent Living Center Endowment Fund: Established to empower citizens with disabilities to live independently and to serve the community at large by creating an environment that is accessible to all through technical assistance and systemic advocacy.