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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

Wean Foundation hosts Akron peers | News, Sports, Jobs - Tribune Chronicle
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Raymond John Wean Foundation

The Akron group included representatives from Akron Community Foundation, the City of Akron, GAR Foundation and Huntington Bank,which...more

Philanthropist Madeline Bozzelli, 94, raised millions for Greater Akron causes
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Akron Community Foundation CEO John Petures said he joined the organization the year before Bozzelli received the Polsky award and noted...more

Anthony Dominic DiDonato Obituary - Akron Beacon Journal
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

... such as IBH, Akron Community Foundation, Knights of Columbus, Open-M, St. Paul's Catholic Church and the University of...more

Akron Community Foundation surpasses $200M in grants - Spectrum News
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The total was reached during the foundation's quarterly grant distribution in the health and human services sector, which awarded nearly $3.2...more

Mt. Sinai Health Foundation awards $4.6 million in grants | Crain's Cleveland Business
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Cleveland Foundation

Akron Community Foundation's all-time grantmaking reaches $200 million · Photo of GAR Foundation's logo. GAR Foundation awards $2.2 million...more

Summit County seeking to become Age-Friendly area - Spectrum News
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

... the initiative with support from Direction Home, Akron-Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities, Akron Community Foundation and other local...more

Summit County Opioid Healing Fund announces $350K in grants targeting recovery, support services
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

County Council, in an agreement with the Akron Community Foundation, approved $500,000 of the settlement to establish the fund. Grants focus on...more

Kent State researchers launch comprehensive LGBTQ+ needs assessment - Spectrum News
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

Julie Jones, president of the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation, said the research would be important to the fund's...more

Data Scoop: Biggest local foundations ramped up giving in 2020 - Crain's Cleveland Business
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, George Gund Foundation, Wayne County Community Foundation

... increases exceeding 60%: The George Gund Foundation, the Akron Community Foundation, the Wayne County Community Foundation and the Veale...more

Akron Community Foundation Launches Grant Program to Help Nonprofits Fighting Opioid Epidemic
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation is looking to help nonprofit organizations in Summit County respond to the opioid crisis, which actually got...more

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