Applications accepted from grassroots programs that benefit local children
The Millennium Fund for Children, an affiliate of Akron Community Foundation, is seeking grant proposals from qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that work to improve the lives of children.
Established in 1999, the Millennium Fund for Children is a permanent endowment created through a partnership between Akron Community Foundation and the Akron Beacon Journal. Each year, a selection committee composed of fund donors recommends grants of up to $2,000 to children’s groups throughout the Beacon Journal’s circulation area. The goal is to support grassroots programs where even a small grant can make a big difference. Last year, 26 Millennium Fund grants totaling $43,000 supported arts, education and health programs for local youth.
The deadline for submitting Millennium Fund grant applications is Aug. 31. To receive an application and proposal guidelines, call the community foundation at (330) 376-8522 or download an application at www.akroncommunityfdn.org/millennium. Applicants with questions may contact John Garofalo, vice president of community investment, at (330) 436-5624.
The Millennium Fund for Children supports arts, civic, education and health and human services projects for children.