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Millennium Fund for Children Grants

In 2017, the Millennium Fund for Children awarded grants totaling $42,800 to 31 Greater Akron nonprofit organizations:

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A grant to Proyecto Raices is helping Hispanic children celebrate their culture while engaging in educational and artistic activities.
  • ACCESS, to provide meals, clothing, health assessments and academic support for children living at the shelter, $1,000
  • Akron Children’s Museum, to provide free tickets to the museum for disadvantaged children in Greater Akron, $1,000
  • Akron Public Schools, North High School, to create a new digital learning lab that will enhance the school’s robotics and technology programs, $1,500
  • Art Sparks, to support Fabulous Fitness, a movement and music enrichment program that uses dance to teach students at Akron Public Schools about nutrition and exercise, $1,000
  • Battered Women’s Shelter, to provide enrichment activities and field trips for children living at the shelter, $1,000

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  • Big Love Network, to support a nonpartisan civic engagement program that empowers teens to create lasting change in their communities, $1,000
  • Birthcare of Medina County, to provide warm winter pajamas and bathing supplies for infants and toddlers in need, $500
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve, to support after-school enrichment programs that increase the reading proficiency of at-risk youth, $500 
  • Bright Star Books, to provide books to young children who receive services from Summit County WIC clinics, $2,000
  • Caring for Kids, to purchase gifts to celebrate the birthdays and special accomplishments of children in foster care, $1,000
  • CASA Board Volunteer Association, to provide warm winter pajamas for abused and neglected children in foster care, $2,000
  • Christ Child Society of Akron, to provide essential newborn items and child safety literature to mothers of at-risk babies, $1,500
  • Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio, to celebrate students’ achievements in the agency’s ballroom dance residency program at the annual Colors of the Rainbow Team Match event, $1,000 
  • DAWN: Developing Alternatives for Women in New Communities, to purchase art supplies for a crafting class for refugee girls in Akron’s North Hill neighborhood, $500
  • Family Promise of Summit County, to purchase linens, toiletries and diapers for homeless babies and children, $2,000
  • First Congregational Church of Akron, for the Peanut Butter & Jelly Program at Mason Community Learning Center, which provides students in need with healthy food for the weekend, $2,000
  • Magical Theatre Company, to support theater productions and drama workshops for homeless youth in Akron, $1,000
  • Medina Community Police Activity League, to support after-school field trips that foster positive relationships between police officers and students in Medina County, $1,000
  • OutSupport, for support services for transgender youth in Northeast Ohio, $1,500
  • Pastoral Counseling Service, to support a drug abuse prevention program for middle schoolers and student athletes in Akron Public Schools, $1,800
  • Proyecto Raices, to provide transportation for students in the Proyecto Raices program, which provides a safe space for Hispanic children in Greater Akron to celebrate their culture while engaging in educational and artistic activities, $2,000
  • Rape Crisis Center, for the Heroes 4 Hope program, which helps prevent teen dating violence by educating middle and high school students about healthy relationships, $2,000
  • Red Flags National, to support a mental health awareness and education program for seventh-grade students, parents and teachers in Akron Public Schools, $2,000
  • RePlay for Kids, to support a workshop where volunteers in Summit County can learn how to adapt toys for children with disabilities, $1,000
  • South Street Ministries, to support an after-school enrichment program for elementary school students in the Summit Lake neighborhood, $2,000
  • Students With A Goal, to support a mentoring program for young adults in the Summit Lake neighborhood that focuses on learning, leadership and life skills, $2,000
  • Summit Choral Society, to support the Children’s Choir Program, a comprehensive music education program for young singers in first through 12th grade, $1,000
  • Victim Assistance Program, for the “Kids Need a Firm Foundation” picnic for children who have witnessed or been victims of violence, $1,000
  • Victory Gallop, to provide riding scholarships for children with special needs in the therapeutic horseback riding program, $2,000
  • Weathervane Community Playhouse, to provide theater class scholarships for children from low-income families, $1,000
  • Women's Auxiliary Board, Summit County Children Services, to create safer sleeping conditions for kids in the care of children’s services by providing families with beds and cribs, $2,000

See a complete history of Millennium Fund grants.