Community Fund Grants
Akron Community Foundation funds four carefully chosen and equally vital issues through our quarterly competitive grantmaking program. Community Fund grants do more than simply meet residents' immediate needs; they address the root cause of a problem to create lasting and systemic change for future generations.
Each quarter, our board requests applications to meet the community's most pressing needs in Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Health & Human Services, and Education. Then we study, vet, and award grants to the nonprofits best equipped to tackle these important issues in Summit County. Funding for these key areas comes from board discretionary and field-of-interest funds, as well as donors who give specifically to the Community Fund.
Learn more about what we fund and how to apply.
Akron Community Foundation requests all first-time grant applicants to please complete the Tell Us About Your Program form and contact Cristina González Alcalá, Ph.D., director of community investment, at 330-436-5626 or firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting your grant application.