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Gay Community Endowment Fund Mission & Vision

Mission

The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation advances a lived equality for all LGBTQ+ people in Greater Akron. 

Vision

The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation envisions a world in which all LGBTQ+ youth, adults and families enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly and authentically.

Guiding Principles

  • The universal community is made up of diverse individuals, all of whom are valuable.
  • The LGBTQ+ community is part of the universal community and is diverse.
  • The LGBTQ+ community has a role and responsibility with philanthropy, which is recognized, valued and encouraged.
  • Our philanthropic efforts are focused on programs that benefit the local LGBTQ+ community and Greater Akron as a whole.

Approach

We provide opportunities and resources to enhance the quality of life of the LGBTQ+ community and the community at large.

We do this by:

  • Advocating for issues vital to the health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Investing in strategic and responsive grantmaking that empowers the LGBTQ+ community and its allies
  • Promoting systemic change that advances the LGBTQ+ community toward a future of full inclusion and equity