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


Regional news briefs, June 15: Fairlawn lawyer Thomas G. Knoll is 2018 Polsky Award recipient
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

AKRON: Stark & Knoll co-founding attorney and philanthropist Thomas G. Knoll was named the 2018 recipient of Akron Community Foundation's...more

Akron area attorney Thomas G. Knoll named 2018 recipient of Polsky award
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Stark & Knoll co-founding attorney and philanthropist Thomas G. Knoll was named the 2018 recipient of Akron Community Foundation's Bert A....more

Akron Community Foundation names Thomas Knoll 51st Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award winner
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Stark & Knoll co-founder and attorney, Thomas Knoll, will receive the Akron Community Foundation's 2018 Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award...more

Akron Community Foundation funds distribute $2.2 million in quarterly grants: See the list
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

AKRON, Ohio - The Akron Community Foundation's board of directors has approved $2,217,890 in quarterly grants. The foundation's...more

Cleveland Clinic Akron General mobile unit aims to help improve outcomes for women at risk for ...
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The mobile unit is funded by a $20,180 grant from the Women's Endowment Fund from the Akron Community Foundation. On board the mobile...more

Akron Community Foundation awards $2.2 million in quarterly grants
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Of that, $588,500 was in competitive arts and culture grants chosen by the foundation's Community Investment Committee. The arts and...more

TransAkron Raises Awareness and Shares Stories of Akron Transgender Community
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

AKRON, Ohio, May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gay Community Endowment Fund (GCEF) of Akron Community Foundation has unveiled a...more

Summit County Launches a Fund for Police and Fire Community Engagement
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation has kicked off the Summit County Police and Fire Community Engagement Fund with a $10,000 donation from...more

New Summit County police, fire outreach fund launches
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Summit County Police & Fire Community Engagement Fund is managed and invested by Akron Community Foundation. Fund income will...more

Here is the schedule for Senior Summit 2018
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Noon to 12:45 a.m.: A joint report from Direction Home and Akron Community Foundation about the community needs assessment. 12:15-1:15...more

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