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Hundreds of individuals, families, nonprofits and local businesses have trusted Akron Community Foundation with their philanthropy over the years. Whether they started a donor-advised fund to give back to their favorite causes, a scholarship fund to help students pursue their educational dreams, or an agency endowment fund to support their nonprofit's mission, all of our fundholders are giving back to the community in meaningful ways.

The following new funds have joined their ranks, and you can, too. Learn how easy it is to start your own charitable fund.


From March 13 to June 5, 2020, we welcomed four new funds:

The Community Response Fund for Nonprofits rapidly provides flexible resources to help address basic human needs and emergency operating support for nonprofits working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

Community Response Fund for Nonprofits: Board discretionary fund established to address emergency needs that arise in Summit and Medina counties related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

*GAR Foundation Endowment Fund for Akron Urban League: Designated fund established for the benefit of the Akron Urban League to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Summit County, particularly African Americans, by advocating and facilitating programs that are economically and educationally transformational, impacting their lives and the lives of future generations.

Poured Love Foundation Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Angela Schlabach.

Windham Brick by Brick Designated Fund: Designated fund established by the Windham Brick by Brick Scholarship Fund Inc. to prepare Windham High School students for college and career readiness by supporting scholarships and educational programs.

*Permanently endowed


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