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Millennium Fund for Children Grants

In 2018, the Millennium Fund for Children awarded grants totaling $43,750 to 31 Greater Akron nonprofit organizations:

Kids looking at science experiment
A grant to South Street Ministries provides elementary school children in Summit Lake with after-school enrichment activities.
  • ACCESS, to provide meals, clothing, health assessments and academic support for children living at the shelter, $2,000
  • Akron Children’s Museum, to provide free tickets to the museum for disadvantaged children in Greater Akron, $1,000
  • Battered Women’s Shelter, to support enrichment activities for children living at the shelter, $2,000
  • Birthcare of Medina County, to provide diapers for infants and toddlers in need, $500
  • Bright Star Books, to provide books for young children who receive services from Summit County WIC clinics, $1,000
  • CASA Board Volunteer Association, to provide warm winter pajamas for abused and neglected children in foster care, $2,000
  • Child Guidance & Family Solutions, to provide trauma counseling for Bhutanese refugee students at Jennings Community Learning Center, $1,000
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  • Children's Concert Society of Akron, to support scholarships for live concert performances at the Akron Civic Theatre for Akron Public Schools students, $500
  • Christ Child Society of Akron, to provide essential newborn items and child safety literature to mothers of at-risk babies, $1,000
  • 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, $1,500 
  • Dreams Academy, for an eight-week mentoring program for African-American males ages 7 to 15 that teaches problem solving, etiquette, academic, financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills, $2,000
  • 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, $1,500
  • GASP: Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection, to support child safety activities, including child identification kits, community outreach programs and educational materials, $1,000 
  • Girls on the Run Northeast Ohio, to provide running apparel and supplies for girls in need so they can train for the program’s signature 5k event, $1,000
  • Good Neighbors, to provide toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss to children in need, $2,000
  • Good Samaritan Hunger Center, to distribute food to children at Findley Community Learning Center, $1,000
  • The Illusion Factory, to support free children’s theater performances for Akron Public Schools students, $1,250
  • Limitless Ambition, to provide Summit County girls in foster care with Dream Kits, an educational curriculum that increases self-esteem, promotes academic achievement, and cultivates leadership skills, $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
  • OPEN M, to provide gifts, school supplies and food to children in need during the holiday season, $1,000
  • 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
  • RePlay for Kids, to support a workshop where volunteers in Summit County can learn how to adapt toys for children with disabilities, $1,000
  • Ronald McDonald House Akron, to provide a home away from home for families with children receiving care at Akron Children’s Hospital, $2,000
  • South Street Ministries, to support an after-school enrichment program for elementary school students in the Summit Lake neighborhood, $2,000
  • Stewart’s Caring Place, to purchase craft supplies, toys and books for the Kids Room, a place where children affected by cancer can relax, play and learn coping skills, $1,500
  • 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 support an eight-week winter fitness program for children with special needs to increase their agility and promote healthy behaviors, $1,000
  • Weathervane Community Playhouse, to provide theater class scholarships for children from low-income families, $2,000
  • The Well Community Development Corporation, to support a one-on-one mentoring program for fourth-grade students at Mason Community Learning Center, $2,000

See a complete history of Millennium Fund grants.