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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Recent News from Akron Community Foundation

Akron Nonprofit Gets Grant to Help Homeless LGBTQ Youth
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

CANAPI Executive Director Rebecca Callahan said the grant money will be used to support its LGBTQ Youth Housing Assistance Program. “We...more

Regional news briefs: Feb. 20, 2019
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

She serves on several boards including Kent State board of trustees, Akron Children's Hospital and the Akron Community...more

Akron Community Foundation receives $100000 gift
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Siouxland Community Foundation

AKRON, Iowa -- Mike Hohenstein, advisory board chair of the Akron Community Foundation (ACF), an affiliate of the Siouxland...more

Stewart's Caring Place Kids Room offers hope for children touched by cancer
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Started in 1999 when the Akron Beacon Journal asked donors to give their last hour of pay in the 20th century, the Akron Community Foundation...more

Millennium Fund for Children awards $43750 to area youth programs
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation's Millennium Fund for Children has selected 31 recipients of grants totaling $43,750 this year for...more

Akron Community Foundation launches capital grant program
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation has awarded the first capital grants in its history, with the Akron Civic Theatre and Stark State College among...more

Akron Community Foundation announces $2.3 million in distributions, including first-ever capital ...
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation today announced more than $2.3 million in grants and distributions--including 27 grants totaling...more

Grant helps give local kids healthy smiles
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Since 1957, Good Neighbors has been providing food to those in need in the community. But in recent years, its volunteers noticed that...more

Akron leader aims to spread civility and kindness through new Akron Community Foundation fund
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

AKRON, Ohio – A new fund established at Akron Community Foundation aims to promote civility and kindness, a first of its kind in the...more

Soap Box Derby receives $20000 Akron Community Foundation grant
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

"The Akron Community Foundation does such tremendous work in Akron, and we are grateful that our organization has gained the confidence to...more

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