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December 2018 - Issue 12
In This Issue:
ACF awards $250,000 in first-ever capital grant cycle

Major renovations to the Akron Civic Theatre, a training facility for commercial driver's license seekers at Stark State, and building improvements for agencies combating homelessness are just a few of the 27 grants approved during Akron Community Foundation's first-ever capital grant cycle. Learn More
Nearly 5 percent of Akron's population is made up of foreign-born residents, according to the International Institute of Akron. Community Legal Aid Services provides free legal assistance during the resettlement process, helping refugees overcome obstacles related to health, housing, education and basic needs. Recently, the agency got a $20,000 boost thanks to a grant approved during our Health & Human Services cycle. Learn more about this and the 49 other programs receiving funding this quarter.
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New fund supports child advocacy in Summit Countynewfunds
The CASA Endowment Fund is one of 13 new funds recently established at Akron Community Foundation. The agency endowment fund will support the organization's work to recruit, train and support volunteers who speak up for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system.

Check out our new issue of The Signal for the latest news from Akron Community Foundation, including:
  • How three local leaders in education and their organizations are working together to improve educational outcomes
  • Why one attorney is building a case for more kindness in Greater Akron
  • News from our board members, staff and fundholders 

According to an article on, tax law changes have made donor-advised funds increasingly useful for tax-savvy donors. Talk to your advisor to see if a donor-advised fund is right for your year-end giving. Interested in learning more about donor-advised funds? Contact Margaret Medzie at 330-436-5610 or 
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Akron, OH 44307
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