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

Recent News from Akron Community Foundation

Kent State researchers launch comprehensive LGBTQ+ needs assessment - Spectrum News
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Julie Jones, president of the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation, said the research would be important to the fund's...more

Data Scoop: Biggest local foundations ramped up giving in 2020 - Crain's Cleveland Business
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, George Gund Foundation, Wayne County Community Foundation

... increases exceeding 60%: The George Gund Foundation, the Akron Community Foundation, the Wayne County Community Foundation and the Veale...more

Akron Community Foundation Launches Grant Program to Help Nonprofits Fighting Opioid Epidemic
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation is looking to help nonprofit organizations in Summit County respond to the opioid crisis, which actually got...more

Well CDC to Complete its 60th Restored Home in Akron
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Well Community Development Corporation (CDC), a nonprofit that aims to improve communities through housing restoration and economic development initiatives, has restored 57 homes in Akron's...more

The Scene, April 19: Fundraising events in Northeast Ohio
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation annual “Who Is Your SHEro?” campaign: Will run through April 30, with a goal...more

180 Summit County nonprofits receive $5.1 million in grants
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

... Grant Program, an effort from Summit County and the Akron Community Foundation, as well as through an additional contribution from Summit...more

James R. Williams, Akron civic leader and first county African American common pleas judge, dies ...
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

... Leadership Akron, Akron Roundtable, Red Cross, Salvation Army, the Akron Community Foundation and Akron City Club, the university...more

Around Town: Stark Community Foundation names vice president
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Stark Community Foundation

Stark Community Foundation has promoted Amy Krebs to vice president of grants and community initiatives. In her new role, she will continue...more

Commentary: Community feels impact from toll COVID-19 has taken on arts, culture sector
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

We are profoundly grateful to Shapiro and Summit County Council for their leadership and to the Akron Community Foundation for its partnership...more

Akron's Soap Box Derby receives thousands of dollars in grant funding to improve general operations
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Akron Community Foundation,” said Mark Gerberich, president and chief executive office,...more

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