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In 2023, the Millennium Fund for Children awarded grants totaling $61,000 to 36 nonprofit organizations:

A Kenmore Wrestling Club coach ties a wrestler's shoes

The Kenmore Wrestling Club received a $2,000 grant to support its 2023-24 season.

  • Akron Public Schools, to support an artists-in-residence program at schools in the East Cluster, wherein students will work with artists to tell their own stories and create books, $1,000
  • Akron Youth Mentorship, to provide healthy meals to students participating in group mentoring sessions, $1,000
  • Autism Society of Greater Akron, to support a camp at Copley High School where individuals with autism will learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently, $2,000
  • Battered Women's Shelter, to implement enhanced STEM Camp Invention curricula into the shelter's after-school youth programming, $2,000
  • 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, $1,000
  • CASA Board Volunteer Association, to provide warm winter clothes to at least 80 children in Summit County who have experienced abuse or neglect, $2,000
  • Cast It Forward, to provide inclusive fishing excursions on Lake Erie for children with special needs, children of single parents, and children who have suffered a loss, $2,000
  • Child Guidance & Family Solutions, to provide translation services to children, especially refugees, during mental and behavioral health counseling sessions, $1,000
  • Christ Child Society of Akron, to provide new mothers with educational materials and necessities for newborn care, $1,000
  • Cuyahoga Falls Library, to support accessibility in the Children's Department of the library by providing books and other materials for English language learners and children with learning or sensory needs, $1,250
  • The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, to support a workshop series in Akron Public Schools where students will learn about diversity, equity and inclusion, $2,000
  • Family Promise of Summit County, to provide essential supplies for children and families experiencing homelessness in Family Promise's Glendora House, $2,000
  • First Glance Student Center, to provide mentorship and educational programs to children in the Kenmore neighborhood, $2,000
  • Girls on the Run Northeast Ohio, to support a running-based youth enrichment program for girls in the Akron community, $2,000
  • Good Neighbors, to provide toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other dental hygiene necessities to the children of families who visit the food pantry, $1,000
  • Good Samaritan Hunger Center, to provide Akron Public Schools students with weekend bags of food, $2,000
  • Grace Academy of Small Wonders, to support a program that will teach elementary school girls about social skills, self-care strategies, personal hygiene and more, $2,000
  • Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection (GASP), to provide supplies for Child ID kits, including computer drives and DNA kits, $1,000
  • Hope Meadows Foundation, to support the Mind Times with Horses program, which increases the social and emotional skills of children with mental illness, $2,000
  • Integrated Community Solutions, to support a social enrichment art group for children with developmental disabilities, $1,500
  • Leadership Influencing Teen Empowerment, to provide classes on leadership and social-emotional learning to high school students in Summit County and neighboring communities, $1,000
  • Limitless Ambition, to provide girls in Summit County, especially those recovering from trauma or living in foster care, with "Dream Kit" care packages, $2,000
  • Live Inspired, to provide early learning specialists for children and parents in Medina County, $2,000
  • Kenmore Wrestling Club, to support the 2023-24 season of the Kenmore Wrestling Club, $2,000 
  • Rape Crisis Center, to furnish the youth therapy room and to secure supplies and equipment for therapy sessions, $2,000
  • Red Oak Behavioral Health, to provide mental health treatment to underinsured and uninsured children in Greater Akron, $2,000
  • RePlay for Kids, to support a partnership with Litchfield CLC that will educate middle school students about nonprofit careers and STEM fields, $2,000 
  • 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
  • Students With a Goal (SWAG), to support personalized academic mentoring services for middle and high school students at Summit Lake Community Center, $2,000
  • United Disability Services, to support the early childhood development resource center, $1,000
  • Victim Assistance Program, to support the Children Who Witness Violence Drop-In Center and to provide free child care for families during court proceedings, $2,000
  • Victory Gallop, to support a winter fitness program for children with special needs, $2,000
  • Wayne Center for the Arts, to support family-friendly art workshops and studio sessions taught by an art instructor, $1,250 
  • Weathervane Playhouse, to provide theater class scholarships for students in need, $2,000
  • The Well CDC, to provide year-round holistic support services for families, students and staff at Mason CLC, $2,000

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