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Philanthropy binds families together and challenges them to think bigger than themselves.

In 2018, Akron Community Foundation created The Center for Family Philanthropy to help families build a legacy of giving that can be passed to the next generation and beyond.

The Center for Family Philanthropy features state-of-the-art, multigenerational philanthropic services, including education, community needs assessments, and grantmaking expertise. Our professional staff works closely with families to learn their values and create a plan that will amplify their generosity and ensure their family’s legacy.

What We Offer

Wherever you are on your charitable journey, The Center for Family Philanthropy can be a valuable resource. The families we serve have access to:

grantmaking assistance

Personalized grantmaking assistance, including lists of fully vetted nonprofit programs in your areas of interest.

family meetings

Professionally facilitated family meetings to discuss your family's charitable giving plans and values.

Learn more about family meetings.

Planned giving

Akron Community Foundation offers a variety of ways for donors to plan gifts to continue their legacy for years to come. Together, we can help you navigate your charitable giving options and determine which gifts work best for you.

Learn more about our planned giving options.

Much more

A wide variety of other philanthropic services, with our staff being as involved or behind-the-scenes as you wish them to be. Choose only the services you need, and bring your legal or financial advisor if you’d like. There’s room around the table for everyone.

Private Family Foundation Partnerships

Since 1955, Akron Community Foundation has served as one of Greater Akron’s most trusted philanthropic advisors. Our staff has gained unparalleled community knowledge and expertise to guide giving in our community and beyond. Through The Center for Family Philanthropy, we use this knowledge to support local charitable families, including those involved with private family foundations.

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The Institute for Emerging Philanthropists

Identifying and nurturing the community’s emerging philanthropic leaders is a key initiative of The Center for Family Philanthropy. To help the families we work with most effectively pass their charitable legacies on to future generations, we founded the Institute for Emerging Philanthropists, a biennial education program designed to support, inspire and cultivate this developing group of donors.

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