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In 2021, the Gay Community Endowment Fund awarded 13 grants totaling $54,000 to the following nonprofit organizations:

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An impact grant to Margie's Hope will provide support groups, outreach and resources to transgender people and their families in Greater Akron.

  • Akron Children’s Hospital, to support social work services at the hospital’s Center for Gender Affirming Medicine, which offers comprehensive care for transgender youth, $5,000
  • Akron Civic Theatre, to support the Millennial Theatre Project, which engages underrepresented young adults in theater productions, including those in the LGBTQ+ community, $2,000
  • Battered Women’s Shelter, to provide supportive services for LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic violence, $2,000
  • CANAPI, to provide rent and transportation assistance for LGBTQ+ youth experiencing housing instability, $2,000
  • CASA Board Volunteer Association, to support social media outreach to LGBTQ+ teens about their right to experience safety and equality at home and in foster care, $3,000
  • Kent State University Foundation, to support the Greater Akron LGBTQ+ Community Needs Assessment, $10,000
  • Kent State University Foundation, to support the QUEST mentorship program, which pairs LGBTQ+ students with a supportive adult role model, $2,000
  • Margie’s Hope, to provide support groups, outreach and resources to transgender people and their families in Greater Akron, $10,000
  • Open Arms Adoptions, to combat discrimination and promote adoption in LGBTQ+ families, $2,000
  • OutSupport, for community outreach, education and advocacy efforts that promote the health and equality of LGBTQ+ people in Medina and surrounding communities, $2,000
  • Plexus Education Foundation, to support educational programming and networking opportunities for LGBTQ+ students at the University of Akron, $2,000
  • Summa Health, for cancer screening and diagnostic equipment to elevate LGBTQ+ health services in the Summa Health Pride Clinic, $10,000
  • University of Akron Foundation, to support a speaker series for LGBTQ+ students and allies during the 2021-22 school year, $2,000
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