Akron Community Foundation

The Mission of the foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Greater Akron area by building permanent endowments and providing philanthropic leadership that enables donors to make lasting investments in the community.

To fulfill this mission, Akron Community Foundation is committed to:

  • Serving Akron and surrounding areas with creative, visionary and sensitive grants that address the evolving needs of an area experiencing rapid economic and social change.

  • Devoting special emphasis to programs that enrich the community in the following distinct areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Health and Human Services, and Civic Affairs/Community Services.
  • Advising donors in the areas of their particular concerns and assisting them in achieving the highest likelihood of beneficial results.
  • Demonstrating community leadership by designing innovative programs and acting as a catalyst in identifying problems and sharing information with other foundations.

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Recent News from Akron Community Foundation

Regional news briefs — July 25, 2017
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

In addition to the gift to the endowment fund, the remaining portion of Sheppe's annuity supported Akron Community Foundation's Community...more

Akron Community Foundation Looks for Hosts in Its Effort to Understand Community Priorities
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation is hoping to get people in Summit, Medina and Portage counties together to share both some food...more

'On the Table' invites Summit County residents to participate in community conversations
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

Akron Chief of Staff James Hardy joins Akron Community Foundation's Community Investment Committee chair, Summit County Executive...more

Akron Community Foundation sets the table for public input
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

A philanthropic organization that dishes out millions of dollars each year is taking dinner reservations for informative residents whose potluck...more

Kenmore looks to thrive again as Akron's music district
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

... Kenmore's cultural assets, according to resident Tina Boyes, vice president of marketing and communication for the Akron Community...more

City of Akron, Akron Community Foundation award nearly $250000 for neighborhood initiatives ...
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The city of Akron and the Akron Community Foundation have awarded nearly $250,000 in in grants for neighborhood beautification,...more

Akron kicks off plan to end childhood drownings by providing swimming lessons to every child ...
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

... Akron Children's Hospital, Akron Public Schools, the Akron Urban League and the Akron Community Foundation, which provided $15,000 for...more

Swimming safety, living sculpture, apiary among Neighborhood Partnership grants awarded
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

“The City of Akron is proud to have partnered with Akron Community Foundation for 20 years in sponsoring of the Neighborhood Partnership...more

Retired Judge Carla Moore is this year's Polsky recipient
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

... work in the community that landed her recognition as this year's recipient of the Akron Community Foundation's Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian...more

Leadership Akron adds four board of trustee members
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Four community leaders within Summit County will join Leadership Akron's Board of Trustees. The organization provides opportunities...more

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