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Neighborhood Partnership Program Grants

In 2018, the City of Akron, with support from Akron Community Foundation, awarded matching grants totaling $203,840 to the following 51 projects that strengthen neighborhoods all over Akron:

Beautification

People painting a mural
A grant to Art Bomb Brigade will help create two community murals in West Akron. Photo: Chris Miller

Community Building

Events

  • Akron Pride, to support the Akron Pride Festival at Hardesty Park, $7,500
  • Big Love Network, for the Hands On Sustainability conference, which educates the public about environmentally beneficial practices, $7,500

  • Buchtel Community Learning Center PTA, for the West Akron Parade and Festival, a community parade celebrating West Akron youth organizations, churches and businesses, $3,000

  • Canal Park Condominium Owners Association, for a community picnic that builds positive relationships among neighbors in this inner-city development, $1,500

  • Case Elementary School PTA, for an event to celebrate the opening of the new school, $1,000

  • DeBord's 22nd Community Halloween Festival, for a family-friendly community Halloween festival, $1,500

  • Firestone Park Citizens Council, for the Firestone Park summer celebration and parade, $7,500

  • Greater Bethel CDC, for a daylong neighborhood jubilee and a Labor Day parade, $3,000

  • Greater Holy Trinity C.O.G.I.C. Men Ministries, for a community outreach day to connect residents to neighborhood resources, $2,000

  • Heart to Heart Family Support Center, for the National Night Out Against Crime event in the Rosemary/Arlington area of East Akron, $2,000

  • Hereford/Highland Area Block Watch Inc., for a newsletter and community-building events in the Highland Square neighborhood, $6,990

  • Highland Square Neighborhood Association, for the 2018 Porch Rokr Festival, a one-day music and arts festival that showcases local musicians, vendors and community activities while building relationships among neighbors in Highland Square, $7,500

  • House of Zoe, for a neighborhood gathering in West Akron, $1,000

  • Joanna House II, for a Founder's Day celebration in South Akron, $1,000; for a Trunk or Treat event, $500; and for a youth summer program, $1,000

  • Kenmore Chamber of Commerce, for community events, including a holiday celebration and children’s Easter egg hunt, $6,000

  • North Hill Community House, for the Youth National Night Out Against Crime, $2,700

  • Partners for Theater Inc., for Summit Stage Fest, which hosts outdoor theater productions on multiple stages in Highland Square, $7,500

  • Residents Improving Goodyear Heights Together (RIGHT), for a community newsletter and neighborhood activities, $7,500

  • Second Baptist Church of Akron, for a family-friendly event to promote unity in Ward 3, $2,000

  • S.T.A.R.T., for Copley Road Clean-Up Day in West Akron, $2,000

  • Wilderness Inquiry, for the Akron Portage ‘n’ Paddle Competition and Celebration, $5,000

Youth

  • Adventure Camp, for a youth engagement program in West Akron that offers educational field trips, $1,500
  • Akron NAACP, for the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics program, which encourages academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students, $3,500

  • Akron Urban League, for the MY-STARS middle school youth summer enrichment camp, $5,000

  • City Sprouts, for a children’s gardening and healthy living program, $7,500

  • He Brought Us Out Ministry, for the Building Blocks Enrichment Program, which provides after-school and summer activities focused on education, character and leadership development, $7,500

  • Kohl Family YMCA at University Park, for the “Make a Splash” water safety program for minority youth, $5,000

  • Let's Grow Akron Inc., to support children’s food-based programs, including community gardens, Young Urban Farmers, and Healthy Foods Preparation and Preservation, $7,500
  • Mon Community of Ohio, for literature, language and arts programs for children, $2,500
  • National Congress of Black Women, to support the College for Kids program, which helps children explore career opportunities and prepare for college, $3,000
  • Project GRAD Akron, for the College and Career Expo for Success, and for the annual Breakfast and Educational Fun with Santa, $7,500

  • Shanti Community Farms, for neighborhood youth programs centered around community gardening, $3,750

  • Urban Vision, for Camp Urban Vision, a summer camp that serves up to 720 children in the North Hill neighborhood, $5,000

See previous grants from the Neighborhood Partnership Program.