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Keeping the Arts Alive –
and Accessible – in Summit County

Summer dance performances in the parks, cultural festivals in every neighborhood, and the Cleveland Orchestra under the stars at Blossom Music Center: These are just some of the cultural activities that make Summit County a fantastic place to live, work and raise a family.

Arts & Culture Grants

Decades of Strategic Funding

Since 2000, Akron Community Foundation has invested $12.4 million in Arts & Culture initiatives. See a history of our grants.

Nonprofits interested in applying for a grant can review deadlines and other important information on our Competitive Grants page.

Our funding supports:


World-renowned art exhibitions and programs, including those at the Akron Art Museum


Empowering nonprofits and community members to share their stories on the Akronist

Historical Preservation

Repairs and renovations at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and the Akron Civic Theatre

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