In 2022, women have the opportunity to make a powerful impact in our community through philanthropy. We have the knowledge, resources and determination to improve the lives of women and children, and thereby our entire community.
The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund recently awarded $24,700 in grants to nine nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of Medina County’s women and children. Read about this year's featured grant recipients below and see the full list of grants online.
Access the Arts received a $1,500 grant to work with youth at the Medina County Juvenile Detention Center to create a mural. This project and others encourage positive messages and serve as a reminder of what youth can work toward in their development. To see some of their previous works,
Girls on the Run Northeast Ohio received a $2,000 grant to support the development of confidence, competence, connection, character, caring and contribution in Medina County girls. The program, which promotes social-emotional learning and physical activity, culminates with a community service project and 5K. To learn more, visit their website.
This year’s impact grant recipient is Brunswick City Schools. The school district received $10,000 to support the construction of an inclusive playground. Their dedication to inclusion and the development of the whole child is a top priority we share. To see more detailed plans for the playground, visit their website.
Lindsey Mickler, a Medina County resident and small-business owner, joined the advisory board in May. Lindsey is eager to provide support for the fund's community engagement efforts, along with other committees that serve the fund. Last year, Lindsey's company, Organization with Style, donated a portion of its proceeds to support women and children through the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund.
Volunteer with Medina County Women's Endowment Fund
We are looking for Medina County residents who want to give back to the community by serving on our advisory board or volunteering on our committees. For information about the fund and how you can get involved, please contact Akron Community Foundation's affiliate fund engagement manager, Deb Hoffman.
Upcoming Events
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022
Join the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund at Main Street Medina's Ladies Night Out event on Oct. 13 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Medina Square. Enjoy the "Witches Night Out" theme while shopping and exploring the downtown district with friends. Be sure to visit our booth to learn more about the fund and how you can get involved!

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022
Come support the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund and a great local business at Richardson Farms in Medina on Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests will be able to enter a raffle, meet members of the advisory board, and learn more about the fund and the causes we support. After visiting our booth, be sure to take a hayride and visit the farm’s greenhouse, store, orchards and more! 

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With a pledge of $1,000 or more annually, you can join our Legacy Tree of Giving, a strategic giving circle to grow the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund. Donors receive advance communications, special recognition on our website, and more.

The Legacy Tree of Giving helps bolster our grantmaking efforts to provide more funding for the educational, physical, emotional, social, artistic and personal growth of women and children in Medina County.
We're grateful to the individuals, families and organizations that made gifts to the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund from Aug. 31, 2021, to July 31, 2022. Thank you for your support.
As a fund of Akron Community Foundation, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund can accept a wide variety of gifts, from appreciated stock to bequests. No matter which method you choose, your gift to the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund will enrich the lives of women and children in our community for generations to come.