Akron Community Foundation

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The Akron Community Foundation has announced $50,000 in new grants that will benefit projects related to the city’s On the Table Greater Akron event.

The event, held in October, gathered thousands of community members to discuss local concerns over a meal.

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An Akron nonprofit will use a $10,000 grant to address LGBTQ homelessness in the area.

CANAPI, or the Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative, is among several organizations to receive grants from the Gay Community Endowment Fund of the Akron Community Foundation.

This is the first time the fund has given out impact grants.

Police headquarters, Akron, Ohio
Tim Rudell / WKSU

Community leaders have launched a new fund to help Summit County police and firefighters work closer with their communities.

The Akron Community Foundation has kicked off the Summit County Police and Fire Community Engagement Fund with a $10,000 donation from the John A. McAlonan Fund.

Judi Hill, John Garofalo

The Akron Community Foundation is revealing the results of a massive public engagement project that brought people together over a meal to discuss life in greater Akron.

The “On the Table” event last October was one of ten held around the country. In Akron, about 6,000 people participated in a series of meals, then answered follow-up questionnaires.

Mark Arehart / WKSU

Thousands of people in Summit and Medina counties met in small groups Tuesday to talk about everything from homelessness and addiction to art and education. The gatherings are part of a community engagement series called On the Table.