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Women's Endowment Fund Stories

The Women's Endowment Fund is helping charitable people and nonprofits change the lives of women and girls all over Summit County. Here are some of their stories:

Women’s Endowment Fund seeks grant proposals for financial, safety, health programs »

The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals for programs that enrich the lives of local women and girls in the areas of economic empowerment, safety from violence and health and wellness.

imageQ&A with SHEro Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands »

Local SHEro, Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, recently sat down with the Women’s Endowment Fund to discuss the future of leadership and female empowerment in our community. Judge Rowlands is one of our fund’s featured SHEroes highlighted through our “Who Is Your SHEro?” campaign which will run through the month of April.

imageFrom our president: Help us grow and support women and girls in our community »

Our fund is proud to award $180,000 in grants this year, however, more assistance is needed in our community. As a result, we’ve decided to execute a strategic plan to grow our endowment to $5 million by 2025, so we can increase our positive impact on local women and girls.

imageImpact grant helps growing family secure quality housing »

Through its Infant Mortality Prevention Project, funded in part by the Women’s Endowment Fund, Community Legal Aid helps at-risk mothers with its new Infant Mortality Prevention Project. 

imageWomen’s Endowment Fund celebrates 25 years »

“You know what we need? A women’s foundation.” An idea sparked in the early 1990s by six women ignited a 25-year legacy of uplifting local women and girls. Through the years, founding mothers Jody Bacon, Marie Covington, Carrie Herman, Norma Rist, Ilene Shapiro and Laurie Zuckerman have seen the Women’s Endowment Fund trans­form into a crucial community resource.