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


Social Media Links

Twitter - @@AkronCF

Community Foundation Background


Recent News from Akron Community Foundation

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

Akron Community Foundation fund seeks solutions to opioid crisis
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The first round of grants will be announced Sept. 25. There is $1 million total available for the two grant cycles. The fund was established by the...more

Foundation collaborations funnel millions to Northeast Ohio nonprofits
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Cleveland Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation established its own community response fund for nonprofits, contributed $300,000 and then fundraised...more

Editorial: If you can help, support our nonprofit heroes during coronavirus pandemic
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

We also recommend supporting the Akron Community Foundation's Community Response Fund for Nonprofits, which also is funneling money to...more

Akron Community Foundation Awards Grants to Support Nonprofits During Pandemic
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Akron Community Foundation awards a $10,000 grant from its Food Pantry Capacity Fund to help the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank directly...more

Akron Community Foundation creates $100K coronavirus fund; seeks donations
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Community Response Fund will distribute grants to nonprofit organizations that provide for basic needs, such as food, medical assistance...more

Grants awarded to groups, projects assisting LGBTQ+ community
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The center has received a $10,000 grant form the Gay Community Endowment Fund to expand social work services. [Mike Cardew/Beacon...more

Grants awarded to groups, projects assisting LGBTQ+ community
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation has selected 14 recipients of totaling $49,000 to programs that create...more

Geographic Focus for Akron Community Foundation

Summit County, OH

Community Vital Signs for Summit, OH

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Social Entrepreneurship

Reinventing Playgrounds

Billy Jensen, a digital media strategist, writer, and father of two, believes that people should “return to the heyday of adventure playgrounds.”

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