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


Lieberth named winner of 2019 Polsky award
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

In 1984, Lieberth became the community foundation's youngest board member, and in recent years has served on the boards of Downtown...more

Regional news briefs: June 18, 2019
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Collide then applied for and was selected to receive an Akron Community Foundation grant to help facilitate the project. The kick-off event...more

Kerry Clawson: Akron to offer shorter, three-week summer dance festival in parks
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

“For most of those years, we've had funding from Knight Foundation, from Akron Community Foundation and, off and on, the GAR...more

Akron revamps two grant programs offering $280000 for neighborhood projects
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

“Beyond the Table” is a collaboration between the city and Akron Community Foundation. The program is for new, creative neighborhood efforts...more

Regional news briefs: June 11, 2019
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Neighborhood Partnership Program will continue to be administered by the city of Akron and Akron Community Foundation but be...more

There's one month to apply for the first of $280000 in community grants
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

There's one month to apply for the first of $280,000 in community grants .... equity and social inclusion; drugs and addiction; or education and...more

Akron rewrites two programs for $280000 in community-based grants
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

With a goal of adding flexibility and accountability, Akron leaders are retooling two programs that would issue $280,000 in annual grants...more

Akron rewrites two programs for $280000 in community-based grants
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Hardy and John Garofalo, vice president of Community Investment at the Akron Community Foundation, said that bigger grants will require...more

Foundation seeks funds to buy historic Hudson home
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Hudson Community Foundation

Foundation seeks funds to buy historic Hudson home .... 10 to line up $1.7 million in private donations and grants before the building goes on...more

Foundation seeks funds to buy historic Hudson home
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Hudson Community Foundation

This month, the Priscilla Graham Fund of the Akron Community Foundation committed a $10,000 grant to the purchase of the house....more

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Social Enterprise Boost Initiative For Mushroom Farming

The Network of Women (NOW) For Food Security joined forces with Jamaica National Foundation’s Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI) and Food For The Poor (FFP) to provide rural women income-producing opportunities and reduce the amount of imported mushrooms.




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