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In 2021, the Millennium Fund for Children awarded grants totaling $40,300 to 24 nonprofit organizations:

  • Teachers and students at Art Sparks pose for a photo.

    A $1,000 grant from the Millennium Fund for Children will allow Art Sparks to hold pop-up classes for Akron and Cuyahoga Falls families.

    ACCESS, to support the Focus on the Future Program, which builds individualized success plans for children living in the organization’s shelters, $2,000

  • Art Sparks, to support summer pop-up classes for Akron and Cuyahoga Falls families, $1,000
  • Battered Women’s Shelter, for the Youth Advocacy Program to reduce the traumatic impact of this crime on children through specialized crisis intervention and a continuum of enrichment activities, $2,000
  • Bhutanese Community Association of Akron, to support a public speaking program for Bhutanese youth in Summit County, $1,400
  • Caring for Kids, for the STARS (Special Thanks, Accolades and Recognitions) program to provide foster children with special recognition during birthdays and achievements, $2,000
  • CASA Board Volunteer Association, to provide winter coats for abused and neglected children in Summit County, $2,000
  • Christ Child Society of Akron, for the Layette Program, which provides new mothers with educational materials and basic needs for newborn care, $1,000
  • Forever R Children, to provide Innes Community Learning Center students with backpacks for school supplies, $1,600
  • Good Samaritan Hunger Center, to expand the Kids Bag Program and provide nutritional meals to 12 additional Akron Public Schools, $2,000
  • Jump On Board for Success, to create an early childhood education program to provide job training and child care, $2,000
  • Leadership Medina County, to support the Junior Leadership Medina County program to engage high school students, $1,000
  • Limitless Ambition, to provide at-risk girls in Summit County with Dream Kit care packages, including educational materials for self-empowerment, $2,000
  • Live Inspired, to provide early learning specialists for Medina County children and parents in need, $1,300
  • Medina County Police Activities League, to offer field trips to 3rd-5th grade MCPAL participants, $1,500
  • Rape Crisis Center, to support trauma therapy for sexually abused youth, $2,000
  • RePlay for Kids, to provide remote learning toys and therapy to disabled children in Summit County, $1,000
  • Ronald McDonald House Akron, to provide boxed lunches to parents of children being treated at Akron Children's Hospital, $1,000
  • South Street Ministries, to support The Bike Shop, which allows youth and adults to earn a bike by repairing donated bicycles, $2,000
  • Stewart’s Caring Place, to support the Kids Cancer Wellness Art Program, which provides children on their cancer journey with art and art projects, $2,000
  • Students With A Goal (SWAG), to provide collaborative, out-of-school mentoring for students in grades 6-12, $2,000
  • Victim Assistance Program, to support 24/7 crisis intervention for children victimized by crime and trauma, $2,000
  • Victory Gallop, to replace 20-year-old playground equipment used for equestrian therapy for children with special needs, $1,500
  • Weathervane Community Playhouse, to provide theater program scholarships for students from low-income families, $2,000
  • The Well Community Development Corporation, to provide Mason Community Learning Center students, families, and teachers with year-round academic, housing and career programming, $2,000
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