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National retirement planning expert, author Choate coming to Akron »
May 09, 2017
Natalie Choate, a nationally known retirement planning expert and author of “Life and Death Planning for Retirement Benefits,” will speak at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn June 13 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Akron Community Foundation’s Professional Advisor Council will host the event, which is Choate’s only slated appearance in Ohio this year.

BCF celebrates growth, grants at annual meeting »
April 13, 2017
On March 30, nearly 60 supporters of Bath Community Fund gathered to celebrate the fund’s growth and impact in the community at its third annual meeting.

Scholarship for LGBT, allied students seeks applicants »
April 05, 2017
The GCEF Scholarship Fund of Akron Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied students who have positively impacted the LGBT community.

Celebrate Mother's Day by honoring your SHEroes »
April 05, 2017
With Mother’s Day approaching, the Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation invites community members to honor the important women in their lives with a gift that will last forever.

Mother's Day fundraiser benefits Medina women »
April 05, 2017
The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is offering community members the chance to give a Mother’s Day gift that will benefit women and children across Medina County for years to come.

Event featuring Savannah James raises nearly $100k »
March 08, 2017
Nearly 450 local leaders gathered at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn to celebrate women’s philanthropy and honor Savannah James, founder of the I PROMise Makeover and the Women of Our Future mentorship program. 

ACF approves $3.6 million in education grants »
February 24, 2017
Today, Akron Community Foundation announced grants totaling $3,606,282, including $3,103,532 from designated, donor-advised, agency endowment and scholarship funds, and $502,750 in competitive education and early learning grants awarded by its Community Investment Committee.

Women's Endowment Fund awards record grant total »
February 23, 2017
On Friday, the Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation awarded $114,460 to 19 nonprofit organizations that uplift women and girls in Summit County.

Odom Fund grants support diversity initiatives »
February 23, 2017
On Friday, Feb. 24, the Vernon L. Odom Fund of Akron Community Foundation awarded $11,500 in grants to programs that promote diversity and enrich the quality of life within local minority communities.

Bath Community Fund invites residents to annual meeting »
February 22, 2017
Bath Community Fund leaders are gearing up for the fund’s third annual meeting, where they will join supporters and local residents in celebrating the achievements of the philanthropic endowment and showcase its first grant recipients. The meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 30, at 5 p.m. at Victory Gallop, located at 1745 N. Hametown Road.

ACF receives grant for national community engagement initiative »
February 06, 2017
Akron Community Foundation is one of 10 community foundations across the U.S. that will receive funding from the John. S. and James L. Knight Foundation for On the Table, a replication of the successful civic engagement initiative begun by The Chicago Community Trust in 2013.

APS moves Resnik scholarship fund to Akron Community Foundation »
January 25, 2017
Nearly 31 years to the day after the space shuttle Challenger disaster took the life of Akron native Judith Resnik, the Akron Public Schools Board of Education voted to partner with Akron Community Foundation to grow and manage its scholarship fund bearing the late astronaut’s name.

WEF annual dinner to feature Savannah James »
January 25, 2017
The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation will welcome Savannah James as the featured guest at its “For Women, Forever” annual dinner on March 7.

Medina County funds seek grant proposals »
January 24, 2017
Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Medina County Community Fund and the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation will accept grant proposals from Medina County nonprofit organizations that improve residents’ quality of life.

Community foundation awards $2 million in grants »
November 18, 2016
Following months of an opiate epidemic that has permeated Summit County, Akron Community Foundation concentrated a portion of its competitive health and human services grant funding on programs focused on addiction prevention and recovery. 

Bath Community Fund announces first grants »
November 18, 2016
Less than three years after it was established, Bath Community Fund of Akron Community Foundation announced its first grants on Friday, Nov. 18. Grants totaling $14,500 were awarded to five qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving Bath Township.

Millennium Fund grants support youth programs »
November 18, 2016
Akron Community Foundation’s Millennium Fund for Children recently awarded 32 grants totaling $41,900 to children’s programs throughout Summit, Portage and Medina counties.

Fund announces grants to support LGBT programs »
November 17, 2016
The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation recently awarded 17 grants totaling $42,850 for programs that positively impact the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. 

Vernon L. Odom Fund seeks grant proposals »
November 15, 2016
The Vernon L. Odom Fund of Akron Community Foundation is seeking grant proposals for programs that promote racial harmony or improve the quality of life within Summit County’s minority communities.

Sugar Plum holiday home tour set for Dec. 4 »
October 27, 2016
Some of the area’s finest historic and contemporary homes will open their doors Sunday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. for the 15th annual Sugar Plum Tour.