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In 2020, the Millennium Fund for Children awarded grants totaling $55,050 to 30 nonprofit organizations:

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  • ACCESS, to provide meals, clothing, health assessments and academic support for children living at the shelter, $2,000
  • Battered Women’s Shelter, to support the Youth Advocacy Program, which focuses on social, cultural and academic developments of children in the shelter from birth to 18 years of age, $2,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina & Stark Counties, to provide virtual events and activities designed to keep kids connected throughout the pandemic, $2,000
  • Boy Scouts of America, Great Trail Council, to support camping scholarships for disadvantaged youth, $2,000
  • CASA Board Volunteer Association, to provide warm winter pajamas for abused and neglected children in foster care, $2,000
  • Christ Child Society of Akron, to provide essential newborn items and child safety literature to mothers of at-risk babies, $1,000
  • Crown Point Ecology Center, to support the Taste of Art Summer Camp, where children and teens ages 8-18 will learn about music, dance, theater and fine arts, $2,000
  • Family Promise of Summit County, to purchase linens, toiletries and diapers for homeless babies and children, $2,000
  • GASP: Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection, to support child safety programs on topics such as bullying, internet safety and gun safety, $1,000
  • Good Neighbors Inc., to purchase reusable masks for children in need, $1,000
  • Good Samaritan Hunger Center, to provide bi-monthly bags of food for each child at the Findley Community Learning Center, $2,000
  • Grace Academy of Small Wonders, to support online educational sessions and one-on-one mentoring opportunities for elementary girls, $2,000
  • Limitless Ambition, to empower teen girls in the Summit County Juvenile Court system who have been impacted by abuse or neglect to improve their self-esteem, achieve their academic goals, and develop leadership skills, $2,000
  • Live Inspired, to provide educational books and toys to Medina County families in need, $2,000
  • Magical Theatre Company, to provide educational videos to Akron Public Schools students, promoting and demonstrating positive behaviors, $2,000
  • Medina County Police Activity League, to provide field trips for third through fifth grade students in Medina County, $1,350
  • OutSupport Inc., to provide basic transition support to youth experiencing gender dysphoria, $1,500
  • RAHAB Ministries, Inc., to support and mentor juvenile human sex trafficking victims and those at risk of becoming trafficking victims, $2,000
  • Rape Crisis Center, to provide trauma therapy for youth impacted by sexual violence, $2,000
  • RePlay for Kids, to provide adapted toys to children with disabilities in Summit County for remote learning and therapies, $2,000
  • Ronald McDonald House Akron, to provide a home away from home for families with children receiving care at Akron Children’s Hospital or another local medical facility, $2,000
  • Shanti Community Farms, to provide school supplies to immigrant families in the Akron area, $2,000
  • Shelter Care, to provide activities for youth in short-term residential crisis shelters that teach healthy coping strategies and independent living skills, $2,000
  • South Akron Youth Mentorship, to support disadvantaged youth with education, mentoring and counseling programs during COVID-19 school closings, $2,000
  • South Street Ministries, to support a variety of youth programs at the Summit Lake-based nonprofit, $2,000
  • Stewart’s Caring Place, to provide social events and programming for children who are undergoing cancer treatments or have a loved one who has experienced cancer, $2,000
  • Victim Assistance Program, to provide age-appropriate services to child victims of crisis and violence, $2,000
  • Victory Gallop, to purchase riding helmets for the therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children with special needs, $1,200
  • Weathervane Community Playhouse, to provide theater class scholarships for children from low-income families, $2,000
  • The Well Community Development Corporation, to support students, teachers and families at Mason Community Learning Center with year-round programming, $2,000
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