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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


Recent News from Akron Community Foundation

Akron Community Foundation re-launches On the Table engagement event in new format
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Community Foundation's On the Table initiative is back, but in a new format for 2023. The popular On the Table...more

Effects of racial trauma is subject of free workshop Feb. 4 - Akron Beacon Journal
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Kent State University and Akron Community Foundation are the sponsors of the event, which is free and open to the public. Registration is...more

Akron Civic Theatre To Host Lunar New Year Celebration Jan. 28
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

If you can't make it to Ohio's Akron on Jan. 28, you can still celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with friends and family at the Akron Civic Theatre. The annual Lunar New Year celebration will...more

Tuesday Musical season begins with Soweto Gospel Choir - Akron.com
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

AKRON — The board of directors of the Akron Community Foundation has approved nearly $3 million in quarterly grants...more

Apple Growth Partners' Charitable Giving Fund Announces Request for Proposals
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apple Growth Partners' (AGP) Community Outreach Charitable Giving Fund of Akron Community Foundation is now...more

Debate Commission: Dates announced for U.S. Senate, gubernatorial debates - WHIO-TV
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Akron Community Foundation, GAR Foundation, AARP Ohio, and the Kiplinger Program for...more

Debates, forum set ahead of November general elections - Spectrum News
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Akron Community Foundation, GAR Foundation and, as well as AARP Ohio and the Kiplinger Program...more

City of Akron Welcomes Temporary Public Dance Floor Installation in Lock 4
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

... The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, GAR Foundation, and the Akron Community...more

Wean Foundation hosts Akron peers | News, Sports, Jobs - Tribune Chronicle
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Raymond John Wean Foundation

The Akron group included representatives from Akron Community Foundation, the City of Akron, GAR Foundation and Huntington Bank,which...more

Philanthropist Madeline Bozzelli, 94, raised millions for Greater Akron causes
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Akron Community Foundation CEO John Petures said he joined the organization the year before Bozzelli received the Polsky award and noted...more

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