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Bath Community Fund grants commemorate bicentennial »
November 21, 2017
On Friday, Nov. 17, Bath Community Fund of Akron Community Foundation announced its second round of grants to support nonprofit organizations serving Bath Township. Grants totaling $14,135 were awarded to eight local nonprofits, bringing the fund’s cumulative grantmaking total to nearly $30,000 since it was established less than four years ago.

ACF awards $3.3 million in grants »
November 20, 2017
Today, Akron Community Foundation announced $3.3 million in grants to support programs that enhance the quality of life of area residents. Nearly $500,000 of those grants will benefit local health and human services organizations, including those focused on addiction recovery and prevention, homelessness, and Summit County’s growing senior population. In total, the community foundation’s board of directors approved grants totaling $499,510 for health and human services programs chosen by the organization’s Community Investment Committee, and an additional $2,804,548 in grants recommended by designated, donor-advised, agency endowment, field-of-interest and scholarship funds at the foundation.

Gay Community Endowment Fund awards $34,000 »
November 20, 2017
The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation recently awarded 14 grants totaling $34,000 for programs that positively impact the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

MCWEF to host new Seasons of Giving celebration »
November 20, 2017
The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund will host a celebration honoring women and children in Medina County on June 14, 2018. That evening, the fund will announce and recognize its 2018 grant recipients, celebrate the importance of philanthropy in the community, and honor women who are outstanding role models for giving to others in Medina County.

Laurie Zuckerman chosen as Read Award recipient »
November 16, 2017
Laurie Zuckerman, president of Zuckerman Consulting Group Inc., has been named the 2018 recipient of the Women’s Endowment Fund’s Judith A. Read Tribute Award for Service & Advocacy for Women.

Vernon L. Odom Fund seeks grant proposals »
November 15, 2017
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.

Goodyear CFO to speak at women's annual dinner »
October 18, 2017
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, which will take place Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

WEF to award impact grant targeting infant mortality »
October 12, 2017
The Women’s Endowment Fund announced it will concentrate a large portion of its funding on programs that reduce the infant mortality rate in Summit County. An impact grant of up to $50,000 will be awarded to address the key issues identified during the fund’s recent community forum on infant mortality, including housing, transportation, insurance, employment, awareness of resources and personal health.

Tickets on sale for Sugar Plum holiday home tour »
October 04, 2017
Some of the area’s finest historic and contemporary homes will open their doors Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. for the 16th annual Sugar Plum Tour.

Women’s forum addresses infant mortality »
September 19, 2017
The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation convened a group of nearly 100 health and social service professionals Sept. 14 to discuss issues related to infant mortality in Summit County. The 2017 Forum on Women and Girls, held at the American Red Cross in Akron, brought together experts, service providers and community leaders to talk about the causes surrounding infant deaths and to brainstorm potential solutions.

ACF awards nearly $3 million in grants »
September 15, 2017
Today, Akron Community Foundation’s board of directors approved grants and distributions totaling more than $2.8 million, including $2,345,264 in grants from 124 designated, donor-advised, agency endowment and scholarship funds, and $474,000 in competitive civic affairs grants chosen by the organization’s Community Investment Committee.

Bath Community Fund seeks grant proposals »
August 31, 2017
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.

Funding available for local spay, neuter programs »
August 15, 2017
The Rosalie and Cecil Smith Fund of Akron Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofits that help reduce Summit County’s stray animal population.

Grants open for projects that support LGBT community »
August 15, 2017
The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for programs that positively impact the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, along with Greater Akron as a whole.

Millennium Fund for Children seeks grant proposals »
August 01, 2017
The Millennium Fund for Children of Akron Community Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of local children.

On The Table, record assets announced at annual meeting »
July 10, 2017
AKRON, Ohio (July 10, 2017) – Yesterday, Akron Community Foundation officials announced record assets and grant distributions and invited thousands of residents to a mealtime discussion. Treasurer Rick Fedorovich revealed the community foundation’s most favorable financials to date: a record $201.7 million in assets and $11.4 million in grants and distributions for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.

City, ACF grants give boost to neighborhoods »
June 27, 2017
The City of Akron and Akron Community Foundation have announced $249,250 in grants to help residents improve their community through the Neighborhood Partnership Program.

Retired judge chosen as 50th Polsky Award recipient »
June 21, 2017
The Honorable Carla Moore was named this year’s recipient of Akron Community Foundation’s Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award. She will receive the award Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, becoming the 50th recipient of this prestigious honor.

Akron Community Foundation awards more than $3 million in grants »
June 16, 2017
Today, Akron Community Foundation’s board of directors approved grants totaling $3,020,645, including $2,508,645 in grants from 129 designated, donor-advised, agency endowment and scholarship funds, and $512,000 in competitive arts and culture grants chosen by the organization’s Community Investment Committee.

Medina County Community Fund awards record grant »
June 16, 2017
The Medina County Community Fund of Akron Community Foundation announced the largest grant in its 24-year history at its annual Spring into Summer event.