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

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Recent News from Akron Community Foundation

Torchbearers get a firsthand look at Akron's entrepreneurial scene
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

On Thursday, Oct. 3, the Akron Community Foundation will hold hundreds of mealtime conversations when it presents On the Table Greater...more

On the Table Greater Akron brings diverse groups together
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

Akron Community Foundation leaders determined the issues after they reviewed the data in the 2017 and 2018 On the Table surveys and...more

Summit County's first facility for homeless female veterans opens
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Family and Community Services received a grant from the Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation to provide support...more

City asks council to send $200000 in grants to 17 community groups
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The mayor's staff and the Akron Community Foundation have picked 17 ideas to receive a total of $200,000 in support from the first annual Beyond...more

Documenters.org comes to Cleveland
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation is on board too. "It puts all the different governmental bodies in one place," says Michael Murphy, chief...more

Glendale Cemetery Hosting Free Outdoor Movie Screening
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

... affordable entertainment for Akron residents and is made possible by support from the Knight Foundation and the Akron Community...more

Ousted Akron councilman sets out to buy public school, build tiny libraries
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

... Improving Goodyear Heights Together, Connor won a $1,500 Millennium Fund for Children grant through the Akron Community...more

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

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