In 1993, a group of 100 women came together with one goal in mind: to make a difference in the lives of local women and girls. Seeing a need for funding to support programs that empower this population, the women each gave $1,000 to establish the Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation.
Three decades later, the Women's Endowment Fund has grown to nearly $4.4 million, thanks to the generosity of donors who are committed to the advancement of local women and girls, including members of the fund's Circle of Empowerment. To date, the Women's Endowment Fund has awarded $2.1 million in grants to programs that uplift, empower, and educate women and girls throughout Akron and all of Summit County. The fund's biennial forum helps define the Women's Endowment Fund's grantmaking priorities, which include health and wellness, safety from violence, and economic empowerment.
Our Recent Grants
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Advisory board members serve without pay to help the fund impact the lives of Summit County's women and girls.
Vice President, Private Wealth Management, Robert W. Baird & Co.
CFO & In-House Legal Counsel, Leppo Group Inc.
Community Engagement Manager, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Vice President, Investor Relations & Treasurer, Myers Industries Inc.
News & Events
Body image experts and authors of 'More Than a Body' to deliver keynote address The Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation invites local residents and community [...]
Our 30th year is a wonderful time to reflect on the successes of our past and look forward to what's to come. As we continue to celebrate our 30th year, here are a few [...]