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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Twitter - @@AkronCF

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Recent News from Akron Community Foundation

Levy campaigns, nonprofit work propel Triad forward
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

"It's a small part of the business," said Rick Krochka, president of Triad, which is in its 25th year and counts Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron Community Foundation and Klein's...more

Akron Community Foundation's Gay Community Endowment Fund to host scholarship fundraiser ...
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Gay Community Endowment Fund, part of Akron Community Foundation, will host an event to raise money for LGBTQ student scholarships April 19. Tickets ... The Gay Community Endowment Fund is an...more

Great Blue Herons return once again to the Bath Road Heronry
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

In 2001, the Akron Community Foundation made a $10,000 grant to enable the Trust for Public Land, the city of Akron and the national park preserve and protect the land. The annual return of the...more

Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival to take place Aug. 23-26
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

The 2017 festival was sponsored by the GAR Foundation, the Akron Community Foundation, the University of Akron, the Knight Foundation and the Oriana House. Want more Akron news? Sign up for...more

Akron Community Foundation Women's Endowment Fund to host 'For Women, Forever' dinner ...
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Laura Thompson, executive vice president and CFO at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, will be featured at the Akron Community Foundation Women's Endowment Fund's annual dinner. The...more

Good News, Jan. 22: Petco awards Indian Summers Border Collie Rescue $5000 grant
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

ArtistsofRubberCity.org or the Akron Community Foundation website http://www.akroncf.org. The application deadline is March 1. The weekly Good News column features awards and recognitions, military...more

Parent Coalition Heritage Fund for adults with special needs seeks grant proposals
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Parent Coalition Heritage Fund awards grants to nonprofits that provide care and enhance quality of life for adults with developmental disabilities.( Akron Community Foundation ). Comment. 0...more

Akron Community Foundation to host student career pathways information session Jan. 24
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Akron Public Schools will implement a career pathways model across its district to prepare students for the 21st-century workforce. The public is invited to attend a free community information...more

Tech offerings go beyond Chromebooks in North High School digital learning lab
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Millennium Fund for Children, a community-funded effort led by the Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com and the Akron Community Foundation, recently awarded North High School about $1,500 to help...more

Millennium Fund supports Summit County Beds for Kids Program
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Millennium Fund for Children recently awarded the Women's Auxiliary Board a $2,000 grant for the effort. The Millennium Fund, operated by the Akron Community Foundation and launched by the Akron...more

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