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Children's hospital CEO starts donor-advised fund »
February 08, 2016
With a year-end gift to Akron Community Foundation, Akron Children’s Hospital President and CEO William Considine and his wife, Rebecca, created a donor-advised fund to perpetuate their philanthropy in the Greater Akron community. The Rebecca D. and William H. Considine Family Fund of Akron Community Foundation was created on Dec. 23, 2015, with a gift of more than $500,000 in appreciated securities.

Medina County funds seek grant proposals »
January 19, 2016
Beginning Monday, Feb. 1, the Medina County Community Fund and the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation will accept grant proposals from Medina County nonprofit organizations that improve residents’ quality of life.

Tickets on sale for WEF annual dinner »
January 14, 2016
The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation will welcome Akron Marathon founders Steve and Jeannine Marks as the featured guests at its “For Women, Forever” annual dinner on March 10.

Medical Mutual's fund grants $500K for economic development in Akron »
January 14, 2016
The Medical Mutual Community Investment Fund of Akron Community Foundation announced a grant of $500,000 to the Development Fund of the Western Reserve (“DFWR”) to support their newly created Targeted Loan Fund. DFWR is an affiliate of the Development Finance Authority of Summit County. 

Fund seeks programs serving adults with special needs »
January 08, 2016
The Parent Coalition Heritage Fund for Adults with Special Needs is currently accepting applications for its first ever distribution of grants.

Bath Community Fund gifts offer year-end tax benefits »
December 10, 2015
As the holiday season approaches, Bath Community Fund leaders are encouraging area residents to celebrate with a gift that will last forever.

Grants make positive impact on LGBT community »
November 24, 2015
The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation recently awarded 11 grants totaling $37,186 for programs that positively impact the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. 

Millennium Fund announces grants to youth programs »
November 24, 2015
Akron Community Foundation’s Millennium Fund for Children recently awarded 32 grants totaling $46,578 to children’s programs throughout Summit, Portage and Medina counties.

ACF awards $1.8 million in grants »
November 20, 2015
Today, Akron Community Foundation’s board of directors approved grants totaling $1,813,465, including $1,317,997 in grants from 82 designated, donor-advised, agency endowment and scholarship funds, and $495,468 in competitive health and human services grants chosen by the organization’s Community Investment Committee.

Vernon L. Odom Fund seeks grant proposals »
November 17, 2015
The Vernon L. Odom Fund of Akron Community Foundation is seeking grant proposals for programs that promote racial harmony or improve the quality of life within Summit County’s minority communities.

14th annual Sugar Plum Tour set for Dec. 6 »
October 29, 2015
Some of the area’s finest historic and contemporary homes will open their doors Sunday, Dec. 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. for the 14th annual Sugar Plum Tour.

ACF hosts panel of special needs planning experts »
October 21, 2015
In November, Akron Community Foundation will host a presentation featuring local financial and legal experts, who will give attendees tips and tools to consider when planning for the future of their loved ones with special needs. 

Women’s Endowment Fund seeks grant proposals »
October 15, 2015
The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals for programs that support the economic empowerment, safety from violence, and health and wellness of women and girls.

ACF announces 500th fund »
October 08, 2015
Akron Community Foundation achieved another milestone when its 48th Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award recipient, Joe Kanfer, established the community foundation’s 500th fund. John T. Petures Jr., president and CEO of the community foundation, announced this achievement in front of approximately 550 people at the award dinner this evening.

Festival of Trees tickets on sale now »
September 29, 2015
Tickets are on sale now for the ninth annual Festival of Trees, which will take place Thursday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. at Weymouth Country Club.

Medicare, Medicaid and Charitable Giving: Tips for Success »
September 18, 2015
Akron Community Foundation announces the next event in its Giving Your Way – Today and Tomorrow planned giving series. 

Akron Community Foundation awards nearly $2.7 million in grants »
September 11, 2015
Today, Akron Community Foundation’s board of directors approved grants totaling $2,698,052, including $2,239,052 in grants from 132 designated, donor-advised, agency endowment and scholarship funds, and $459,000 in competitive civic affairs grants chosen by the organization’s Community Investment Committee.

Women’s Endowment Fund to hold community forum »
September 09, 2015
The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation invites policymakers, opinion leaders, funders, donors and social service organizations to a community forum on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The event will feature discussions on the safety, health, and economic empowerment of women and girls throughout their lifespan.

Gay Community Endowment Fund seeks grant proposals »
August 20, 2015
The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for programs that will positively impact local gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents, along with Greater Akron as a whole.

Animal welfare fund accepting grant requests »
August 18, 2015
The Rosalie and Cecil Smith Fund of Akron Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for programs that spay and neuter feral animals.