As a fundholder at Akron Community Foundation, you can count on a variety of benefits, including:
We have a broad knowledge of nonprofits and community programs in areas such as literacy and education, health and human services, economic and civic affairs, the environment, and the arts. Just contact your personal fund contact or a member of our community investment staff to receive helpful insights and tailored support.
Just like when you established your fund, our experienced donor services staff can work with you and your advisors to grow your fund by adding tax-wise gifts. We accept a wide range of gifts, from simple (like cash) to complex (think S Corp stock and real estate).
As a fundholder, you'll receive invitations to our educational briefings designed specifically for fund advisors. These events offer excellent opportunities for you to network with like-minded donors and learn about Greater Akron's nonprofit landscape.
Whether you prefer to give us a call or check your fund balance online, Akron Community Foundation is here to make your charitable giving as simple as possible. From 24/7 access to your fund on DonorCentral to providing guidance on your questions, concerns or ideas, we’re just a click or phone call away.
The Donor Bill of Rights
As a donor, you should have high expectations of the organizations you give to. The Donor Bill of Rights – created by the Giving Institute, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education – is a helpful guide to determine if you are being treated fairly and respectfully for your generous grants and contributions.
The Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
- To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes
- To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities
- To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given
- To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition
- To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors
- To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers