Financial Information

Total Assets: $182,005,604 Total Giving: $9,088,597

Area of Service:


Areas of Interest:

Not Available


Arts and Culture, Civic Affairs, Education and Early Learning, Grants to Individuals Program, Health and Human Services, Scholarships


The following grants were awarded in 2016: First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio – $14,000
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Elca, Akron, Ohio – $10,000
St Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church of Medina, Ohio – $8,000


Giving primarily in Summit County, OH.
No support for religious organizations for religious purposes.
No grants for endowment funds, capital campaigns, or fellowships; no loans.


To improve the quality of life in greater Akron by building permanent endowments and providing philanthropic leadership that enables you to make a lasting investment in the community. To fulfill this mission, the foundation is committed to: 1) serving Akron and surrounding areas with creative, visionary and sensitive grants that address the evolving needs of an area experiencing rapid economic and social change; 2) devoting special emphasis to programs that enrich the community in the following distinct areas: arts and culture, education, health and human services, and civic affairs; 3) advising fundholders in areas of charitable concern and helping them achieving the highest likelihood of beneficial results; and 4) demonstrating community leadership by designing innovative programs and acting as a catalyst in identifying problems and sharing information with other funders.


Incorporated in 1955 in OH

Quick Facts Sheet


Located in:



United States

Contact Information / Process

Initial Approach: Complete online pre-application form
Telephone: (330) 376-8522
Fax: (330) 376-0202
E-mail: [email protected]
345 W. Cedar St. Akron, OH United States 44307

Donors & Leadership

Officers and Trustees:
Mark Allio Chair. and Trustee
Steven Cox Vice-Chair. and Trustee
John T. Petures, Jr.C.E.O. and Pres.
John Garofalo V.P., Community Investment
Margaret Medzie V.P., Devel. and Donor Engagement
Rev. Sandra F. Selby Secy. and Trustee
Tommy Bruno
Tina Boyes V.P., Mktg. and Comms.
Steven Schloenbach V.P. and C.F.O.
Paul Belair Treas. and Trustee
Dennis Jansky Cont.
Virginia Albanese
F. Steven Albrecht
Nick Browning
Marilyn Myers Buckey
Robert Cooper
Olivia Demas
Samuel DeShazior
Edward Eliopoulos
Rick Fedorovich
Sarah Friebert, MD
Tom Knoll
Mark Krohn
Dee Lowery
Rob Malone
Vivian Neal
Steve Strayer
Mike Sweeney
Mike Zeleznik



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