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In 2020, the Gay Community Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $49,000 to 13 nonprofit organizations:

See a complete history of Gay Community Endowment Fund grants

  • Akron Children's Hospital building exterior

    An impact grant to Akron Children's Hospital supported social work services at its new Center for Gender Affirming Medicine.

    Akron Children’s Hospital, to support social work services at the hospital’s new Center for Gender Affirming Medicine, which offers comprehensive care for transgender youth, $10,000

  • 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
  • CANAPI, to support the 2020 Akron Pride Festival, $3,000
  • CANAPI, to support outreach to LGBTQ+ youth and to connect them to resources for housing, transportation, health services and job preparation, $3,000
  • GLSEN, to support a conference for LGBTQ+ youth and allies who participate in their school's Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club, $1,500
  • Greater Akron Amenities, to support the Proud2Play Tournament, which celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion through sports, $1,000
  • 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
  • PFLAG Akron, for community outreach programs, including self-defense classes for LGBTQ+ youth and speaking engagements at schools, churches and businesses, $2,000
  • Plexus Education Foundation, to support networking events and educational programs for the LGBTQ+ business community and allies, $2,000
  • Rape Crisis Center, to support outreach to LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic or sexual violence, $1,500
  • Summa Health, to support the inaugural LGBTQ+ Healthcare Summit, which will highlight health disparities specific to the LGBTQ+ community and train local physicians to provide inclusive care for their patients, $10,000
  • Summit Artspace, to create a traveling art installation by Shane Wynn that shines a light on the alarming rate of LGBTQ+ youth homelessness, $8,000
  • Weathervane Community Playhouse, to support the production of Kinky Boots, $1,000
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