In 1993, a group of 106 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.
That $106,000 has since grown to more than $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 more than $1.9 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.
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Our Recent Grants
By the Numbers
Advisory board members serve without pay to help the fund impact the lives of Summit County’s women and girls.
Director of Innovation and Partnerships, TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health
Vice President, Private Wealth Management, Robert W. Baird & Co.
Community Relations Representative, Synthomer Foundation
CFO & In-House Legal Counsel, Leppo Group Inc.
News & Events
Proceeds support grantmaking to programs that uplift and empower local women and girls The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is inviting local residents [...]
A reimagined event will feature National Geographic Media executive Debra Adams Simmons and Summa Health executive Tracy Carter Tickets to the Women’s Endowment Fund's 30th [...]