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

Recent News from Akron Community Foundation

Commentary: Community feels impact from toll COVID-19 has taken on arts, culture sector
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

We are profoundly grateful to Shapiro and Summit County Council for their leadership and to the Akron Community Foundation for its partnership...more

Akron's Soap Box Derby receives thousands of dollars in grant funding to improve general operations
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Akron Community Foundation,” said Mark Gerberich, president and chief executive office,...more

IBH shares its own recovery story
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

“This partnership with the Akron Community Foundation means we will be providing this support in our community forever,” Killian, then the...more

Savannah James: Bio and Facts
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

She was invited to speak at the annual celebration of the Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation, 'For Women, Forever',...more

Regional news briefs, Sept. 14, 2020: New leadership program kicks off
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

The program includes six all-day sessions, six hours of one-on-one coaching ... For more information about the Purposeful Leadership Program, contact Allison ... with the Children's Center of Medina...more

Heart to Heart introduces new leadership program, first class
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

Funding for the program was provided by GAR Foundation, Welty Family Foundation, Akron Community Foundation, and the Knight...more

Soapbox Derby teams with local school district's with STEM programs
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Stark Community Foundation

“We get money from the Stark Community Foundation, the Akron Community Foundation, Huntington Bank, Legacy Motors, First Energy and County...more

Charity helps bury the poor
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Sherman said her biggest donation so far has been $5,000 awarded in June by the Akron Community Foundation. The money is dedicated to...more

Local news ecosystem is taking root in Northeast Ohio
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, George Gund Foundation

In December, the Cleveland Foundation and the Akron Community Foundation, the Center for Community Solutions, the George Gund...more

Akron Community Foundation seeks grant proposals for opiate, addiction crisis initiatives
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The fund will award grants to local nonprofits and research and medical institutions that offer solutions to the Summit County opiate crisis that can...more

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