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


Grants for LGBT initiatives to be offered by Akron Community Foundation
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Akron-area nonprofits can apply for funding for LGBT-focused initiatives through the Gay Community Endowment Fund's new impact grant...more

Grants for LGBT initiatives to be offered by Akron Community Foundation
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

AKRON, Ohio -- Akron Community Foundation announced it will award impact grants starting at $10,000 to local LGBT programs through its...more

Grants for LGBT initiatives to be offered by Akron Community Foundation
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The foundation will give preference to grant proposals supporting suicide ... about the community and creating safer environments for LGBT...more

Knoll humbled to be named Polsky Award winner
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Tuesday, the Akron Community Foundation will celebrate Knoll as the 51st recipient of the Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award. The Polsky Award...more

Akron Community Foundation to honor attorney Tom Knoll on Tuesday as Polsky Humanitarian ...
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation, along with local leaders and philanthropists, will honor 2018 Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award recipient...more

'Nuanced' tax law is no gift to charities
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Overall contributions to Akron Community Foundation through June 30 are close to 1% over the first half of last year, according to...more

On the Table serves up discussion on improving Akron-area communities
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation, which is running the initiative with the financial backing of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation,...more

Charity events: Comunale Foundation; Taste of the Football Hall of Fame
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Akron Community Foundation's 2018 Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award Dinner: 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St.,...more

Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance awarded 40K to connect Towpath Trail to transportation ...
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

Here, Chris Miller, communications and investment officer at Akron Community Foundation and editor of The Akronist, brings up the rear of the...more

On the Table to dig into Akron's issues
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation will offer at least $50,000 in grants for ideas that emerge from the conversations. The On the Table...more

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