The board of Akron Community Foundation is accepting applications for its education and early learning grant cycle.
Grant priority will be given to programs that focus on early learning, preparing children from birth to age 5 for success, and also programs that support youth and adult learning through targeted interventions, advanced enrichment opportunities, and vocational training. The community foundation will also give special attention to organizations that have a direct alignment with some of our community’s key education programs including Summit Education Initiative, the countywide First Things First collaborative and the Race to the Top education reform.
Last year, the community foundation awarded $450,000 to education and early learning programs, including those that provided developmental screenings for young children, diversity training for high school students, and vocational programs for adults with special needs, to name a few.
Applications for the education and early learning grants are due online by 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. To apply or learn more about the grant application process, visit www.akroncf.org/apply.
For additional information, contact Emily Bean, community investment officer, at 330-436-5626 or [email protected]
About Akron Community Foundation
Celebrating 58 years of building community philanthropy, Akron Community Foundation embraces and enhances the work of charitable people who make a permanent commitment to the good of the community. In 1955, a $1 million bequest from the estate of Edwin Shaw established the community foundation. Today, it is a philanthropic endowment of more than $160 million with a growing family of more than 430 funds established by charitable people and organizations from all walks of life. The community foundation welcomes gifts of all kinds, including cash, bequests, stock, real estate, life insurance and retirement assets, just to name a few. To date, the community foundation’s funds have awarded more than $108 million in grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. For more information about Akron Community Foundation or to learn more about creating your own charitable fund, call 330-376-8522 or visit www.akroncf.org.