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In 2023, the Gay Community Endowment Fund awarded 15 grants totaling $71,354 to the following nonprofit organizations:

The entrance to Summa Health's Pride Clinic

Summa Health's Pride Clinic received a $12,500 grant in 2023 to purchase gender-affirming hormone therapy injection kits.

  • Akron AIDS Collaborative, to support the Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ Resource Center, which provides emergency housing referrals, food and clothing assistance, and mental health services for LGBTQ+ people of color in Summit County, $10,000 
  • Akron Children's Hospital, to establish a parent support group for caregivers of patients who are receiving gender-affirming care, $3,000 
  • Akron Civic Theatre, to support the Millennial Theatre Project, which engages underrepresented young adults in theater productions, including those in the LGBTQ+ community, $1,000
  • Battered Women's Shelter, to address the needs of LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Summit and Medina counties through culturally responsive services, support groups, staff trainings and outreach, $10,000
  • CANAPI, to promote inclusivity through the 2023 Akron Pride Festival, $3,000
  • CANAPI, to provide food, transportation and rental assistance for LGBTQ+ young adults experiencing housing instability, $10,354
  • Kent State University Foundation, to support the QUEST mentorship program, which pairs LGBTQ+ students with a supportive adult role model, $3,000
  • OutSupport, for community outreach, education and advocacy efforts that promote the health and equality of LGBTQ+ people in Medina and surrounding communities, $2,000
  • OutSupport, to promote a sense of belonging within the LGBTQ+ community in Medina County through a billboard marketing campaign, $3,000
  • Plexus Education Foundation, to connect LGBTQ+ job seekers with employers dedicated to hiring diverse candidates through the LGBTQ+ Job & Resource Fair, $3,000
  • Stewart's Caring Place, to support outreach to LGBTQ+ and HIV+ communities, which have historically underutilized the organization's free cancer wellness and support services, $1,500
  • Summa Health, to provide gender-affirming hormone therapy injection kits to transgender and nonbinary patients at the Summa Health Pride Clinic, $12,500
  • University of Akron Foundation, to provide expanded learning and enrichment opportunities for LGBTQ+ students and allies during the 2023-24 school year, $3,000
  • University of Akron Foundation, to support a graduate assistant position to spearhead the university's services for LGBTQ+ students, $3,000
  • VANTAGE Aging, to provide LGBTQ+ older adults with opportunities to serve their community and find connection through the AmeriCorps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), $3,000 

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