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Polsky Collection added to Summit Memory online database »
October 23, 2019

AKRON, Ohio (Oct. 23, 2019) – Through a grant from Akron Community Foundation, the Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award Collection has become part of “Summit Memory,” the online collaborative resource that is part of the Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

Tickets on sale for Sugar Plum Tour »
October 16, 2019

Some of the area’s finest historic and contemporary homes will open their doors Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. for the 18th annual Sugar Plum Tour.

Women’s Endowment Fund seeks grant proposals for financial, safety, health programs »
October 10, 2019

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.

GCEF annual celebration supports student scholarships »
September 19, 2019

On Aug. 1, 2019, the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation hosted its annual celebration, exhALE: Advancing Lived Equality, at the Akron Civic Theatre.

Diversity, senior initiatives funded in community foundation’s first round of proactive grants »
September 13, 2019

New proactive funding is part of nearly $3.4 million in quarterly grants approved by board

Tickets on sale for Polsky Award dinner »
August 29, 2019

Tickets are now available for Akron Community Foundation’s 2019 Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award dinner honoring local historian and civic activist Dave Lieberth. The event will take place Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn.

Bath Community Fund seeks grant proposals »
August 27, 2019

Beginning Sept. 1, Bath Community Fund of Akron Community Foundation will accept grant proposals for programs that enrich the Bath community and improve residents’ quality of life.

Women’s Endowment Fund to host annual dinner March 11 »
August 14, 2019

The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation invites local residents and community leaders to save the date for its annual “For Women, Forever” dinner on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Goodyear Hall in Akron.

Millennium Fund for Children seeks grant proposals »
August 01, 2019

The Millennium Fund for Children of Akron Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of local children.

Hosts needed for third On the Table Greater Akron »
July 31, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 3, residents in Summit and Medina counties will gather in small groups to have mealtime discussions about the community’s most pressing needs as Akron Community Foundation will once again bring On the Table Greater Akron to the area. The community foundation is currently seeking hosts to facilitate these discussions, and anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in these counties is invited to host or participate in a conversation.

Tickets now on sale for GCEF’s annual meeting »
July 02, 2019

Tickets are now available for the Gay Community Endowment Fund’s 2019 annual celebration on Thursday, Aug. 1. Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro will serve as the honorary chair of this event, which celebrates the fund’s impact in the community and recognizes its most recent grant recipients.

ACF celebrates new grants, family philanthropy at annual meeting »
June 26, 2019

Yesterday, Akron Community Foundation officials welcomed more than 450 fundholders, donors, grantees, professional advisor partners and other community leaders to celebrate its growth and success during its fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. Guests gathered at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn and learned that during the past fiscal year both contributions to the community foundation, and grants and distributions, neared $10.9 million.

All in the Family »
June 24, 2019

Through The Center for Family Philanthropy, Akron Community Foundation is helping local families carry on their charitable legacies for generations to come. 

From emcee to honoree, local historian Dave Lieberth named 52nd Polsky Award recipient »
June 20, 2019

A civic activist who has volunteered thousands of hours and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Akron civic, cultural, and charitable organizations is the 2019 recipient of Akron Community Foundation’s Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award. Dave Lieberth will receive the award at the annual Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn.

ACF, City of Akron introduce 'Beyond the Table' grant program »
June 11, 2019

The city of Akron and Akron Community Foundation recently announced "Beyond the Table" a collaborative, neighborhood-based grant award program, which will replace the former Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) that has played a critical role in fostering grassroots initiatives in Akron for more than 20 years.

Akron Community Foundation funds distribute nearly $2.3 million in quarterly grants »
June 07, 2019

Akron Community Foundation’s board of directors approved grants totaling $2,911,115 including $625,000 in competitive arts and culture grants chosen by the foundation’s Community Investment Committee.

ACF launches The Center for Family Philanthropy at May 16 concert »
May 17, 2019

On Thursday, May 16, Akron Community Foundation welcomed nearly 1,000 guests to E.J. Thomas Hall for its official launch of The Center for Family Philanthropy. The foundation celebrated the launch with a free concert by Emmy Award-winning musician, author and philanthropist Peter Buffett. Through his performance titled “A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett,” the son of business magnate Warren Buffett wove his story of generational giving into musical selections and projected video clips of his film, television and philanthropic work, such as the fire dance scene from “Dances With Wolves.” The event was sponsored by PNC.

GCEF annual celebration to support scholarship fund »
May 13, 2019

The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation invites local residents and community leaders to save the date for “exhALE: Advancing Lived Equality,” GCEF’s annual celebration, on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.

Bath Community Fund celebrates growth, grants at annual meeting »
May 13, 2019

On May 2, nearly 75 supporters of Bath Community Fund gathered at Hale Farm & Village to celebrate the fund’s fifth anniversary of strengthening the Bath community at its annual meeting. 

On the Table grants announced »
April 05, 2019

Akron Community Foundation recently approved $50,000 in grants as part of its first-ever On the Table Community Impact Awards. The grants will be distributed to 26 local nonprofits for projects that address issues discussed during last October’s On the Table Greater Akron event.