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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.

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.