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.



Web Address

www.akroncommunityfdn.org

Social Media Links

Twitter - @@AkronCF

Community Foundation Background


  

Recent News from Akron Community Foundation


Regional briefs, Nov. 22: Holiday hours for customer service
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

AKRON: The Helen S. Robertson Fund of the Akron Community Foundation has given a $15,000 operating grant to the International Soap Box Derby. “The funds will be used to support various programs...more

Bath Community Fund awards more than $14000 in grants for 2017
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

ARKON, Ohio -- Bath Community Fund of Akron Community Foundation awarded more than $14,000 in grants Nov. 17 as part of its second round...more

Beacon Journal/Ohio.com editorial board: What next for the Second Chance Village?
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation awarded the Homeless Charity, created by Lewis to support the village, a $5,000 grant last week to aid...more

Neighbor sues to shut down Akron's largest tent city for the homeless
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

... its first public grant Friday, a $5,000 award from the Akron Community Foundation “to support recovering opiate users experiencing...more

Akron Community Foundation names Laurie Zuckerman as 2018 Judith A. Read Tribute Award ...
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Laurie Zuckerman, a lifelong champion of women and girls in Greater Akron, will be presented with the 2018 Judith A. Read Tribute Award for Service & Advocacy for Women at the "For...more

Akron Community Foundation accepting applications for Vernon L. Odom Fund grants
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Nonprofits in Greater Akron can apply for an Akron Community Foundation Vernon L. Odom Fund grant for programs that promote racial harmony...more

Akron Community Foundation accepting applications for Vernon L. Odom Fund grants
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Nonprofits in Greater Akron can apply for an Akron Community Foundation Vernon L. Odom Fund grant for programs that promote racial harmony...more

Retired Judge Carla Moore receives another top honor
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

During the ceremony, she joined Akron Community Foundation Board Chair Steve Strayer as they unveiled her portrait, which will hang in...more

Ready for some holiday fun? Akron releases lineup of wintery downtown activities
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

24 as the Akron Community Foundation counts down to First Night, a New Year's Eve celebration. The diverse, holiday-themed visual arts...more

Judge Carla Moore Named Kent State President's Ambassador
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

... Akron Area Association of Churches, Leadership Akron, Akron Community Foundation, Lawrence School, Old Trail School, Walsh Jesuit School,...more

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