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ACF provides planning, funding for food coalition and its first director »
May 09, 2016
For two years, Akron Community Foundation and the Summit Food Policy Coalition have been working together to develop a plan to reduce food insecurity in Summit County. Today, the community foundation made a multi-year financial commitment to fund the plan’s first step.

Fund honoring late mother breaks community foundation record »
May 09, 2016
One couple’s Mother’s Day gift lifted Akron Community Foundation to a new record – 50 new funds established in a year at the close of its fiscal year on March 31, 2016. This new record beats the previous record of 41 new funds established in a fiscal year from two years ago.

Equality Ohio director to speak at GCEF annual meeting »
April 26, 2016
The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation will welcome Equality Ohio’s Alana Jochum as the keynote speaker for its May 15 annual meeting.

Bath Community Fund convenes second annual meeting »
April 13, 2016
On the last day of March, leaders of Bath Community Fund convened their second annual meeting before an audience of donors and supporters. 

Mother’s Day campaign raises funds for MCWEF »
April 05, 2016
The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is offering community members the chance to give a Mother’s Day gift that will benefit women and children across Medina County for years to come.

WEF honors SHEroes this Mother’s Day »
April 05, 2016
With Mother’s Day approaching, the Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is asking the community to honor their SHEroes – the women in their lives who have been heroes to them – whether a mother, sister, girl friend or mentor. A gift to the Women’s Endowment Fund will benefit women and girls across Greater Akron for years to come.

Gay Community Endowment Fund seeks scholarship apps »
March 15, 2016
The GCEF Scholarship Fund of Akron Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied students who have positively impacted the LGBT community.

Women's event featuring marathon founders raises more than $50,000 »
March 11, 2016
Last night, more than 400 local leaders gathered at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn to honor three local activists who are improving life for Summit County women and girls.

BCF to hold second annual meeting March 31 »
March 07, 2016
Advisory board members of the Bath Community Fund of Akron Community Foundation invite local residents and community leaders to attend the fund’s second annual meeting, which will take place Thursday, March 31, at 5 p.m. in the Trustees’ Meeting Room of the Bath Administrative Complex, located at 3864 W. Bath Road.

Women’s Endowment Fund awards $98,500 »
March 01, 2016
The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation recently awarded $98,500 to 15 nonprofit organizations that improve life for Summit County’s women and girls.

Odom grants support diversity programs »
March 01, 2016
On Friday, Feb. 26, the Vernon L. Odom Fund of Akron Community Foundation awarded $16,000 in grants to programs that promote diversity and enrich the quality of life within local minority communities.

ACF approves $2.7M in grants, focuses on education »
February 26, 2016
Today, Akron Community Foundation announced grants totaling $2,724,593, including $2,187,193 from designated, donor-advised, agency endowment and scholarship funds, and $537,400 in competitive education and early learning grants awarded by its Community Investment Committee.

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.