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Community Response Fund for Nonprofits Grants

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Akron Community Foundation has distributed $38,000 in Community Response Fund for Nonprofits grantmaking. This funding is deployed on a rapid and continual basis, to serve the emergency needs of our community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Nonprofits interested in applying for an Community Response Fund for Nonprofits grant can apply through our Community Response Fund for Nonprofits page. To donate to our Community Response Fund for Nonprofits, visit www.akroncf.org/CommunityResponseFund

The following is a list of grants made through Akron Community Foundation's Community Response Fund for Nonprofits:

  • Akron Area YMCA, to support four local pandemic care centers to provide structured and safe environments for children of critical care employees, $5,000 
  • Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank, to replenish food inventory and address increased demands as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, $5,000 
  • Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA), to provide protective equipment for employees and convert its emergency food pantry into a carry-out model to minimize the community spread of COVID-19, $5,000 
  • Business Volunteers Unlimited, to provide COVID-19 outreach and support to nonprofit organizations in Summit & Medina Counties, $2,500 
  • Cathy’s House, to provide rent assistance for residents impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, $3,000 
  • Friends of WKSU, to provide free, critical news coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, $2,500 
  • International Institute of Akron, to support remote education, social services and food delivery to immigrants and refugees, $5,000 
  • Red Oak Behavioral Health, to continue to provide mental health and addictive services for adults and children during this extraordinary time, $5,000 
  • South Street Ministries, to adapt community-focused programing to distribute food, first aid and emergency supplies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, $5,000