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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Social Media Links

Twitter - @@AkronCF

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Recent News from Akron Community Foundation

Akron Community Foundation Women's Endowment Fund raises $100k at event featuring ...
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Grants from the Akron Community Foundation's fund improve the health, safety and economic well-being of women and girls in Summit...more

Women's event featuring Savannah James raises nearly $100000
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation was established in 1993 as a permanent endowment committed to encouraging...more

Akron Community Foundation hosts Savannah James at 'For Women, Forever' dinner
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

AKRON - It was a packed house Tuesday night in Akron to celebrate women, as the Akron Community Foundation hosted Savannah James at...more

Bath Community Fund invites residents to annual meeting
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Medina County Community Fund

The fund, which is an affiliate of Akron Community Foundation, is committed to reinforcing and preserving Bath's historical and environmental...more

Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation awards record $114k in grants: See ...
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

AKRON, Ohio - The Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation recently awarded $114,460, the largest single-year award in...more

Community foundation approves $3.6 million in grants, focuses on early childhood education
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

A number of education grants will focus on early childhood development, as children in low-income neighborhoods often fall behind in learning...more

Akron Community Foundation Receives Knight Grant for Community Engagement Event
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Akron hopess to bring thousands of people together over a meal this fall -- to eat and to figure out the most important issues to the...more

Resnik scholarship under new direction
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Akron Public Schools Board of Education voted to partner with Akron Community Foundation to manage and augment its scholarship fund,...more

On the Table initiative in Akron invites 1000 residents for a meal to discuss community challenges
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

AKRON, Ohio - The Akron Community Foundation will invited 1,000 Summit County residents to share dozens of meals and discuss how to make...more

Akron Public Schools moves Judith A. Resnik Scholarship Fund to Akron Community Foundation to ...
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

AKRON, Ohio - Akron Public Schools Board of Education has partnered with Akron Community Foundation to take the first step in creating a...more

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