Akron Community Foundation’s board recently announced quarterly grants totaling $5 million and approved $722,609 in competitive health and human services grants chosen by the foundation’s Community Investment Committee, the largest distribution for this grant process in the foundation’s history. In total, 66 organizations received funding during the health and human services cycle. Also approved this quarter were two proactive grants totaling $62,500 to the Black Economic and Wellness Coalition of Akron and Summit Education Initiative.
Have you thought about how you will make a charitable impact this year? With input from our Professional Advisor Council, we have created a Year-End Giving Guide with strategic tips to help you maximize your tax savings through philanthropy. Akron Community Foundation can accept gifts from the simple to the complex, including qualified charitable distributions from IRAs.
Reminder: Gifts must be postmarked or made online by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31 to earn a tax deduction for 2022.
More talk and more action. That's the hope for Akron Community Foundation's return of On the Table. In the fourth installment of this community-wide event, we're issuing the On the Table Action Challenge, which encourages residents of Summit and Medina counties to participate in seven specific tasks.
Challenge tasks range from reading articles and listening to podcasts to attending community arts events and patronizing locally owned businesses – all culminating in a one-on-one conversation with a community member with whom you wouldn't typically interact. Learn more at www.onthetableakron.com.