As the 20th anniversary of the Millennium Fund for Children came to a close at the end of November, our grantmaking committee has been reflecting on how grateful we are to the generous contributors who have helped this fund make a positive impact on the children in our community over the past two decades.
Starting with less than $100,000 at the beginning of the millennium, the fund has grown to more than $1.1 million today – all while contributing nearly $850,000 back out into the community to help our region’s most vulnerable residents. This past year alone your donations added more than $35,000 to the fund, confirming the idea behind its creation – collectively we can make a big difference.
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From the CARES Act to the SECURE Act, this year has brought many changes that could impact your charitable giving. Download Akron Community Foundation’s Year-End Giving Guide for the most up-to-date giving information for 2020.

As always, you can make a gift via cash, check or credit card:
  • Give Via Phone: Text Millennium to 41444 and follow the prompts before midnight on Dec. 31.
  • Give Online: Visit www.akroncf.org/give/Millennium to make your gift online before Dec. 31.
  • Mail Your Donation: Postmark your gift by Dec. 31 and mail to 345 W. Cedar St., Akron, OH 44307. Make your check payable to Millennium Fund for Children/ACF.

Gifts of any size make a real and lasting difference in the lives of local children!
The Millennium Fund for Children announced $55,050 in grants to 30 local children's programs.

Among the grantees are the Battered Women's Shelter, Grace Academy of Small Wonders, OutSupport Inc., and Weathervane Community Playhouse, to provide theater class scholarships to children from low-income families.

Click below for the complete list of grantees this year.
By: Krista S. Kano, Akron Beacon Journal
As an online student at Cuyahoga Falls’ Bolich Middle School, Leroy Mullins doesn’t get to see his friends very often and spends most Friday nights at home watching movies or playing video games. On a recent Friday night, Leroy was still at home with his two siblings, but he was talking with other kids, playing games and racing around the house on a scavenger hunt, all while wearing a Baruto Halloween costume from one of his favorite anime series, “Naruto.”
Thank you to the generous donors who contributed to the Millennium Fund during the 2019-20 campaign year. Your gifts will help us impact the lives of local children for years to come. For a complete list of donors, visit www.akroncf.org/MillenniumDonors.
From cash to mutual funds, and retirement assets to real estate, there are many ways to give to the Millennium Fund for Children.

Explore these resources to learn about more giving opportunities this year:

McDonald Hopkins

Don Laubacher, Sequoia Financial Group

James J. Lanham & Roger D. Proper Jr., Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd.