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Akron Community Foundation is a library of personal stories. Their authors? Charitable people just like you who want to enrich the community in their own unique way, now and forever.

Some are fundholder stories, which feature charitable individuals, families and organizations that find purpose, ease and fulfillment by giving through Akron Community Foundation. Others are grantee stories about nonprofits that are leveraging generous gifts from our donors and fundholders to improve life all over Summit County. Still others are advisor stories about legal and financial professionals who have expanded their services and strengthened client relationships by offering philanthropic services through Akron Community Foundation.

Ready to write your own story? Learn how you can start a charitable fund and leave your mark on the community for generations to come. You can also read our publications for more inspiring stories about philanthropy in Greater Akron.

SHEro 2022 Committee Report
SHEro 2022 Committee Report
This year’s SHEro Campaign has officially concluded, just in time for Mother’s Day! We are excited to report that 405 donors collectively gave nearly $50,000 as of May 9, 2022. Every donor and ambassador for this year’s campaign helped the Women’s...
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Good News and Important Reminders About QCDs
Good News and Important Reminders About QCDs
Qualified Charitable Distributions, or "QCDs," have been in the news a lot lately, especially in light of proposed SECURE Act 2.0 legislation that passed the House of Representatives in March and is now pending in the Senate. Through a QCD, starting at age 70...
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501(c) What?: Decoding Jargon to Determine Deductibility
501(c) What?: Decoding Jargon to Determine Deductibility
In the wake of tax season each spring, a new crop of questions may arise concerning clients’ gifts to various organizations and whether those donations qualify as tax-deductible charitable contributions. Keep in mind that Section 501(c) of the Internal...
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Cash Crunch: Gifting Non-Income Producing Assets
Cash Crunch: Gifting Non-Income Producing Assets
For clients who rely on fixed-income assets, such as bonds, as well as wages, to cover their living expenses, the inflation pinch indeed may mean fewer dollars available for charitable giving. Still, for clients who own property, stocks and other assets that...
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Keep An Eye On These White House Tax Proposals
Keep An Eye On These White House Tax Proposals
With President Biden’s Build Back Better 2022 budget reconciliation bill still pending, the White House recently released its Fiscal Year 2023 budget proposal laying out several revenue-generating components and including a "deficit-neutral reserve fund" to...
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How to Spark Giving Conversations With Business Owners
How to Spark Giving Conversations With Business Owners
More than half of the country’s GDP is generated by the 5.5 million family-owned businesses in the United States. Profits aren’t the only priority for most family businesses; in fact, the vast majority of family business owners report that other factors,...
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