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Grantee Stories

Nonprofits all over Summit County are innovating, collaborating and improving residents’ lives with grants from charitable funds at Akron Community Foundation.

Here are some of their stories:

imageAkron Global Business Accelerator »
Every day, more than 700 people across the country experience some form of sexual assault, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Unfortunately, only a little more than half of these reported assaults result in felony convictions.

imageAkron-Canton Regional Foodbank »
Do you know where your next meal is coming from? For thousands of people in Summit County, the answer is no. Now more than ever, families need help putting food on the table, and Akron Community Foundation is stepping up to the plate through grants to organizations like the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

imageMustard Seed Development Center »
Linda was living the American dream. She had a stable job and owned a home, but disaster struck. An injury on the job forced her out of work and onto disability. But the checks ran out, and her injury limited her work prospects. Soon, she couldn't afford her medications, was driving without auto insurance and risked losing her home. 

imageEarly Childhood Resource Lab »
Every year, teachers must dig deep into their own pockets to purchase extra materials for their classroom. Bulletin boards, puppet materials and laminating fees can quickly add up to an additional $500 over the course of a school year, particularly for early childhood educators who frequently use visual aids and crafts in their lessons.

imageHomeless moms get new lease on life »
Imagine waking up at 3 a.m. every day to get to work. This is a reality for many of the clients at H.M. Life Opportunity Services in Akron who have recently escaped homelessness and have no individual method of transportation.