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

Community Foundation Background


Recent News from Akron Community Foundation

Akron Community Foundation awards more than $2 million in grants
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

It's giving time again for the Akron Community Foundation. The foundation last week approved $2.14 million in quarterly grants, including more...more

Sugar Plum Tour is sweet outing for holidays
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The signature fundraiser of the Gay Community Endowment Fund of the Akron Community Foundation invites thousands of supporters into...more

Online database offers listing of public government meetings in Summit, Cuyahoga counties
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation, Cleveland Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation and the Cleveland Foundation partnered with City Bureau to get the City Scrapers program rolling in...more

Donor-advised funds broaden support
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Lorain County

Donor-advised funds (DAFs), a philanthropic vehicle administered by a ... according to Philanthropy Ohio, the state association for foundations...more

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

Geographic Focus

Summit County, OH

Community Vital Signs for Summit, OH

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Social Entrepreneurship

The Financial Services Sector: What it Means for Impact Investing

The Financial Services Sector: What it Means for Impact Investing

recruiting trends report by Michigan State University’s (MSU) Collegiate Employment Research Institute discovers that the financial services sector is decreasing the hiring rate for Bachelor’s degrees from “double-digit expansion”.

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