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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.

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.

Medina women's fund awards $13,000 in grants »
June 16, 2017
The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation announced its 2017 grant distributions on Friday, June 16. Grants totaling $13,000 were awarded to nine nonprofit organizations serving women and children in Medina County.

ACF grant will help address needs of growing senior population »
May 30, 2017
Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities will receive a grant of up to $200,000 from Akron Community Foundation to create a coalition to meet the needs of Summit County’s growing senior population. This population will outnumber children in the county by 2020, according to Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University.

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.