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The Center for Family Philanthropy

Embracing and enhancing the charitable endeavors of our community’s most generous families

Philanthropy binds families together and challenges them to think bigger than themselves. In 2018, Akron Community Foundation created The Center for Family Philanthropy to help families build a legacy of giving that can be passed to the next generation and beyond.

What we offer

The Center for Family Philanthropy offers state-of-the-art, multigenerational philanthropic services, including education, community needs assessments and grantmaking expertise. Our professional staff works closely with families to learn their values and create a plan that will amplify their generosity and ensure their family’s legacy.

Wherever you are on your charitable journey, The Center for Family Philanthropy can be a valuable resource. The families we serve have access to:

Family Giving Worksheet

Ready to involve your family in philanthropy but unsure which option is best for you? Download our free Family Giving Worksheet to get started.

  • Personalized grantmaking assistance, including lists of fully vetted nonprofit programs in your areas of charitable interest.
  • Professionally facilitated family meetings to discuss your family's charitable giving plans and values.
  • Strategic charitable giving plans customized to meet your family's needs and goals.
  • A wide variety of other philanthropic services, with our staff being as involved or behind-the-scenes as you wish them to be. Choose only the services you need, and bring your legal or financial advisor if you like. There’s room around the table for everyone.

Get started

To learn how your family can create a meaningful legacy and make a lasting impact on the next generation, contact Margaret Medzie.

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