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.
Akron School Board members worked out more details for the district's upcoming College and Career Academies and I Promise School during the board's regular meeting Monday night. Members voted to...more
This year, a $5,000 Akron Community Foundation grant will support Shanti Farms' youth garden and summer camp programs, while a partnership with St. Vincent-St.-Mary High School provided space to...more
The Akron Community Foundation will release the results of last year's On the Table Greater Akron effort during a presentation at 4 p.m. May 3 at the John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St. On the...more
Akron Community Foundation to unveil results of data gathered during On the Table Greater Akron. Updated March 27, 2018 at ... Akron Community Foundation will host a public meeting from 4-6 p.m.,...more
AKRON, Ohio - The Akron Community Foundation announced quarterly grant distributions totaling a record $4.5 million. The distributions bring the foundation's lifetime grant-making total to more than...more
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced $2 million in new funding to renew a national initiative that brings residents of cities together over a meal to talk about ways to address...more