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


Global Ties Akron to launch international 'Global Threads' magazine
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

The curriculum for the project was provided by Chris Miller, who works in community investment/marketing at Akron Community Foundation, and is editor of the Akronist website. He developed the...more

Akron School Board approves more details for College and Career Academies and I Promise School
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

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

Shanti Community Farms offers Akron refugees space to farm and a sense of purpose (photos)
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

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

On the Scene: Women's Endowment Fund's 25th anniversary
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary March 6 at its “For Women, Forever” dinner with 600 people in attendance at Goodyear Hall. The group...more

Akron Community Foundation to reveal results of On the Table Greater Akron
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

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
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

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

Grant - Akron Community Foundation
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Akron Community Foundation raised $4500000 on 2018-03-05 in...more

Akron Community Foundation announces $4.5 million in grants to support educational, community ...
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

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

Knight Foundation Renews On the Table With $2 Million Grant
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Blue Grass Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Foundation for the Carolinas, Knight Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Philadelphia Foundation

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

Knight Foundation grants $2 million for 2018 On the Table in 10 cities
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Blue Grass Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Foundation for the Carolinas, Knight Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Philadelphia Foundation

The national initiative, On The Table, was funded through a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant and led locally by Akron Community Foundation. The event replicated an initiative by The...more

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