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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 how easy it is to start your own charitable fund by calling us today at 330-376-8522.

From March 1 - Sept. 13, 2019, the following seven new funds were established:
 

Data collected during our On the Table events have helped us identify the community's most pressing needs and will assist with  proactive  grantmaking decisions through the newly established Proactive Grantmaking Fund.

Dot Org Solutions Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Amy Cole Wong.

Don and Lynne Gordon, Jr. Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Donald and Lynne Gordon.

Michael Hohman Fund for Homeless LGBTQ Teens: Designated fund established by Deborah L. Strobel for charitable purposes through the Gay Community Endowment Fund to support homeless LGBTQ teens.  

Institute for Emerging Philanthropists Fund: Board Discretionary passthrough fund established to facilitate the Institute for Emerging Philanthropists annual grant making projects.

Love Akron Network Endowment Fund: Endowment fund established by The Gina Burk Charitable Fund of National Christian Foundation to support Love Akron’s charitable mission to call Christian leaders of the Greater Akron area to pray, unite and collaborate in ministry for the advancement of spiritual and social transformation in our communities.

Barbara Marie and Marilyn S. Minney Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Barbara and Marilyn Minney.

Proactive Grantmaking Fund: Board discretionary fund established for unrestricted proactive grantmaking.

Rec2Connect Foundation Endowment Fund: Endowment fund established by Rec2Connect Foundation to enhance and enrich the lives of individuals with special needs in recreation, leisure, and sport.

Jeff and Missy Wert Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Jeffrey and Melissa Wert.

Jack Andrew Wilson Fund for Mental Health: Advised field-of-interest fund established by Andrew and Jeanne Wilson in memory of their son, to support mental health.