The Millennium Fund for Children of Akron Community Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of local 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 to children’s groups throughout the Beacon Journal’s circulation area. Last year, 30 Millennium Fund grants totaling $38,500 supported arts, education and health programs for local youth.
Requests for Millennium Fund for Children grants should be made online by Tuesday, Sept. 1. A link to the application is available at www.akroncf.org/applymillennium. Questions about the online application process should be directed to John Garofalo, vice president of community investment, at (330) 436-5624 or [email protected].
About the Millennium Fund for Children
The Millennium Fund for Children is a permanent endowment that was founded in 1999 as a partnership between Akron Community Foundation and the Akron Beacon Journal. It supports arts, civic, education, and health and human services projects for children living in the Beacon Journal’s circulation area. Since its establishment, the Millennium Fund has grown to approximately $850,000 and awarded $577,344 in grants. During the 2014 campaign season, contributions totaling $37,321 from nearly 270 generous donors added to the fund. To learn more about the Millennium Fund for Children, visit www.akroncf.org/millennium or call (330) 376-8522.
About Akron Community Foundation
Celebrating 60 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 $191 million with a growing family of nearly 500 funds established by charitable people and organizations from all walks of life. The community foundation and its funds welcome 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 $124 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.