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Millennium Fund for Children Grants

In 2019, the Millennium Fund for Children awarded grants totaling $49,000 to 26 Greater Akron nonprofit organizations:

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A grant to Ronald McDonald House Akron provides a home away from home for families with children receiving care at Akron Children's Hospital.

  • A Special Wish Foundation, to support the Sparkles of Joy program in Summit and Medina counties, which grants wishes to immunocompromised children, $1,000 

  • 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, $2,000 
  • Akron Interfaith Immigration Advocates, to support programs and activities for Akron’s immigrant youth, regardless of their immigration status, $2,000 
  • Art Sparks, for Dynamite Duos, an inclusive dance and music curriculum in Akron Public Schools that celebrates students with developmental disabilities while fostering acceptance by their nondisabled peers, $2,000 
  • Autism Society of Greater Akron, to support the iCan Bike camp, which teaches individuals with developmental disabilities to ride a two-wheel bicycle, $2,000 
  • Battered Women’s Shelter, to support enrichment activities for children living at the shelter, $2,000
  • Caring for Kids, to give children in foster care personal recognition and special attention, like a present on their birthday, that they otherwise may not receive, $2,000 
  • 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, $1,000 
  • City of Akron Police Department, to support the expansion of Safety Town Year-Round to all kindergarten students in Akron Public Schools, $2,000 

Grant deadline

Millennium Fund grant applications open online Aug. 1 and are due by Sept. 1. Preview the application questions.

  • Fallen Fathers Foundation, for the after-school program, which provides a safe environment for youth from kindergarten through 12th grade, $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, $2,000 
  • 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, $2,000 
  • Good Samaritan Hunger Center, to provide semimonthly bags of nutritious food for each student at Findley Community Learning Center, $2,000 
  • Limitless Ambition, to empower teen girls in the Summit County Juvenile Court system who have been impacted by abuse or neglect to improve their self-esteem, achieve their academic goals, and develop leadership skills, $2,000 
  • OPEN M, to provide gifts, school supplies and food to children during the holiday season, $2,000 
  • Rape Crisis Center, to support trauma therapy for youth impacted by sexual violence, $2,000 
  • Ronald McDonald House Akron, to provide a home away from home for families with children receiving care at Akron Children’s Hospital, $2,000 
  • Shelter Care, to provide activities for youth in short-term residential crisis shelters that teach healthy coping strategies and independent living skills, $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 provide social events and support services for children who are undergoing cancer treatments or have a loved one who has experienced cancer, $2,000
  • Summit Choral Society, to provide free concert tickets to underserved youth, $2,000 
  • Victory Gallop, to purchase recognition items for children with special needs and life-threatening illnesses who complete the therapeutic riding program, $1,000 
  • Weathervane Community Playhouse, to provide theater class scholarships for children from low-income families, $2,000 

See a complete history of Millennium Fund grants.