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

Akron Urban League hires new president and chief executive officer
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

LeGrair most recently served as the director of community investment for the Akron Community Foundation. She previously was president and CEO...more

Memorial service for Akron attorney Richard Chenoweth will be Saturday
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

This included Child Guidance & Family Solutions, Akron Community Foundation, Legal Aid Society, Akron Children's Hospital and the University...more

Leadership Akron selects 40 participants for 2019-20 Signature Class
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Lashawrida Fellows, County of Summit Human Resources; Laura Fink, Akron Community Foundation; Leighann Fink, Roetzel and Andress;...more

Lieberth named winner of 2019 Polsky award
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

In 1984, Lieberth became the community foundation's youngest board member, and in recent years has served on the boards of Downtown...more

Regional news briefs: June 18, 2019
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Collide then applied for and was selected to receive an Akron Community Foundation grant to help facilitate the project. The kick-off event...more

Kerry Clawson: Akron to offer shorter, three-week summer dance festival in parks
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

“For most of those years, we've had funding from Knight Foundation, from Akron Community Foundation and, off and on, the GAR...more

Akron revamps two grant programs offering $280000 for neighborhood projects
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

“Beyond the Table” is a collaboration between the city and Akron Community Foundation. The program is for new, creative neighborhood efforts...more

Regional news briefs: June 11, 2019
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Neighborhood Partnership Program will continue to be administered by the city of Akron and Akron Community Foundation but be...more

There's one month to apply for the first of $280000 in community grants
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

There's one month to apply for the first of $280,000 in community grants .... equity and social inclusion; drugs and addiction; or education and...more

Akron rewrites two programs for $280000 in community-based grants
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

With a goal of adding flexibility and accountability, Akron leaders are retooling two programs that would issue $280,000 in annual grants...more

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