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In 2022, the Millennium Fund for Children awarded grants totaling $55,000 to 33 nonprofit organizations:

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A participant in the Cast It Forward program

  • ACCESS Inc., to support the Focus on the Future program, which builds individualized success plans for children residing at the shelter, $1,500
  • Akron Blind Center and Workshop, to provide supplies for a specialty backpack program, $2,000
  • Akron Urban League, to support the STEAM After School Academy for students in grades 3-5, $1,000
  • Autism Society of Greater Akron, to support water safety skills classes for children with autism or developmental delays, $2,000
  • Battered Women's Shelter, to support a Healing Garden where residents will cultivate produce for use in shelter meals, $1,500
  • Caring for Kids, to support the STARS (Special Thanks, Accolades and Recognitions) program to provide children in the foster care system with personalized recognition on their birthdays and for special achievements, $2,000
  • CASA Board Volunteer Association, to provide warm winter clothes for abused and neglected children in Summit County, $2,000
  • Cast It Forward, to provide inclusive fishing excursions on Lake Erie for children with special needs, children of single parents, children who have suffered a loss and other groups, $2,000
  • Christ Child Society of Akron, to provide new mothers with educational materials and necessities for newborn care, $1,000
  • Copley United Methodist Church, to provide weekend food bags and summer food boxes to students and families in need, $1,000
  • Family Promise of Summit County, Inc., to provide essential supplies for homeless children and families in Family Promise's Glendora House, $2,000
  • Feeding Medina County, to provide Weekender Bags with shelf-stable, healthy foods to preschoolers and elementary school students in Medina County, $2,000
  • Forever R Children, to provide food to children and families in high-poverty areas, $2,000
  • Girls on the Run Northeast Ohio, to support a running-based youth development program for girls in the Akron community, $2,000
  • Good Samaritan Hunger Center, to provide children in Akron Public Schools with weekend bags of food, $2,000
  • Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection (GASP), to provide supplies for Child ID kits, including computer drives and DNA swabs, $1,000
  • Leadership Influencing Teen Empowerment, to provide classes on leadership and social-emotional learning to high school students in Summit and Medina counties, $500
  • Limitless Ambition, to provide girls in the Summit County foster care system with "Dream Kit" care packages, $2,000
  • Live Inspired, to provide early learning specialists for children and parents in Medina County, $2,000
  • Magical Theatre Company, to support free theatrical performances and workshops for youth and families living in Akron shelters, $2,000
  • Rape Crisis Center, to provide free trauma therapy to youth impacted by sexual violence, $2,000
  • RePlay for Kids, to support a partnership with the Litchfield Community Learning Center that will educate middle school students about nonprofit careers, $1,000
  • South Akron Youth Mentorship, to support the program's one-on-one mentorship program, $1,000
  • South Street Ministries, to provide after-school programs for youth in Summit Lake and South Akron, $2,000
  • Stewart's Caring Place, to provide support services for children and teens experiencing cancer, $2,000
  • United Disability Services, to provide toys that promote school readiness in children from disadvantaged families or with developmental delays, $1,000
  • United Way of Portage County, to provide literacy kits to kindergarten and Head Start students in Portage County, $2,000
  • Urban Vision, to support a kindergarten readiness program for immigrant and refugee children in the North Hill neighborhood, $2,000
  • Victim Assistance Program, to support the new Children Who Witness Violence Drop-In Center and provide free child care for families during court proceedings, $2,000
  • Victory Gallop, Inc., to support the Fit to Ride winter fitness program for children with special needs, $1,500
  • Weathervane Community Playhouse, to provide theater class scholarships for students from disadvantaged families, $2,000
  • The Well Community Development Corporation, to provide year-round holistic support services for families, students and staff at Mason CLC, $2,000
  • Women's Auxiliary Board, Summit County Children's Services, to provide beds and cribs for children of families who receive support from Summit County Children's Services, $1,000
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