Community Insight

Community foundations pioneered donor-advised funds back in 1931. In the 1990s, many national for-profit companies and some major nonprofits began offering them too. But, we still believe your best partner is close to home, and if you live or work in Greater Akron, your local donor-advised fund partner is Akron Community Foundation.

Through its own grantmaking and initiatives, Akron Community Foundation understands the philanthropic landscape of your community and can provide valuable insight into the nonprofits that make it a great place to live, work and play.

On the Table impact grants part of $3.2 million awarded by Akron Community Foundation

Akron Community Foundation funds distribute record $4.5 million in quarterly grants

Akron Community Foundation awards $3.3 million in grants

Here are some of the ways we can help you make your charitable impact:

  • We’ll share with you our more than 60 years of experience – including which organizations are collaborating, which ones meet a service gap, and where your grantmaking will be most effective – but only when you ask: We’ll never interfere with your personal charity.
  • We can connect you with fundholders who have similar interests so you can tackle community issues together.
  • We can direct you to nonprofits you may not be aware of. If you have an interest in a specific cause but aren’t sure who to work with locally, we can help direct you.

You might also be interested in:

  1. About Akron Community Foundation
  2. Our Team
  3. Our Board

By The Numbers

As of December 6, 2019


Charitable Funds


In Grants Given


64 Years of Local Service


10-Year Net Return


In Charitable Assets

Margaret Medzie
Margaret Medzie Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Call me at 330-436-5610 or email me
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Together, we can create a strategic plan for your charitable giving.