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GCEF announces event to raise funds for student scholarships »
February 15, 2018

The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation invites local residents and community leaders to save the date for its annual meeting on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Campaign offers Bath residents the opportunity to honor special women »
February 15, 2018

In celebration of Bath’s bicentennial, a group of local women have launched a campaign to preserve the township’s historical and environmental legacy for the next 200 years and beyond.

Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund offers impact grant »
February 14, 2018

During the month of February, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals from nonprofit organizations whose programs improve the lives of women and children in Medina County. This year, the fund has announced a special opportunity for nonprofits to apply for an impact grant of up to $10,000.

Medina County funds seek grant proposals »
January 23, 2018

Beginning Thursday, 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.

Grants available for programs serving adults with developmental disabilities »
January 10, 2018
The Parent Coalition Heritage Fund for Adults with Special Needs is currently accepting grant applications.

Strategies to maximize your deductions under the new tax law »
December 21, 2017
After this year, many households will not be able to reduce their taxes by itemizing. If you are an average middle-class taxpayer who is losing the ability to itemize your deductions, consider this immediate action: You can front load your giving in 2017 by creating or adding to a donor-advised fund at Akron Community Foundation and then take your time recommending grants from the fund to charities in future years.

ACF awards $3.3 million in grants »
November 22, 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.

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.

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.

Gay Community Endowment Fund awards $34,000 in grants »
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. The community foundation’s board ratified this latest round of grants at its quarterly meeting Nov. 17.

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.

Millennium Fund awards $42,800 to youth programs »
November 16, 2017
Akron Community Foundation’s Millennium Fund for Children recently awarded 31 grants totaling $42,800 to children’s programs throughout Greater Akron. The community foundation’s board of directors ratified the grants at its Nov. 17 meeting, bringing the fund’s cumulative grantmaking to more than $700,000.

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.