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

Community Foundation Background


Recent News from Akron Community Foundation

Editorial: If you can help, support our nonprofit heroes during coronavirus pandemic
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

We also recommend supporting the Akron Community Foundation's Community Response Fund for Nonprofits, which also is funneling money to...more

Akron Community Foundation Awards Grants to Support Nonprofits During Pandemic
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Akron Community Foundation awards a $10,000 grant from its Food Pantry Capacity Fund to help the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank directly...more

Akron Community Foundation creates $100K coronavirus fund; seeks donations
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Community Response Fund will distribute grants to nonprofit organizations that provide for basic needs, such as food, medical assistance...more

Grants awarded to groups, projects assisting LGBTQ+ community
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The center has received a $10,000 grant form the Gay Community Endowment Fund to expand social work services. [Mike Cardew/Beacon...more

Grants awarded to groups, projects assisting LGBTQ+ community
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation has selected 14 recipients of totaling $49,000 to programs that create...more

Informed Communities: Evictions
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation, Cleveland Foundation

In their call for ideas, the foundations (Cleveland Foundation, Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation and The Center for...more

Akron Community Foundation announces nearly $3.6 million in grants
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The foundation's Community Investment Committees selected these grant recipients, among them the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina &...more

ArtSparks makes dancing joyful, inclusive for Akron children with disabilities
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Now in its 20th year, the program started by the Akron Beacon Journal and Akron Community Foundation in 1999 distributes money to...more

Program provides 'dream kits' to abused, neglected girls
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation has added a new text-to-give option to donate to the Millennium Fund this year. People can text “Millennium”...more

Geographic Focus

Summit County, OH

Community Vital Signs for Summit, OH

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Social Entrepreneurship

The Financial Services Sector: What it Means for Impact Investing

The Financial Services Sector: What it Means for Impact Investing

recruiting trends report by Michigan State University’s (MSU) Collegiate Employment Research Institute discovers that the financial services sector is decreasing the hiring rate for Bachelor’s degrees from “double-digit expansion”.

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