Gay Community Endowment Fund Grant

Akron Community Foundation

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Anticipated deadline: Dec 15, 2020

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Sexuality & LGBTQ Rights LGBTQI Services

Applicant type: Indigenous Group, Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project, General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Summit County, Ohio

Location of residency: United States

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Gay Community Endowment Fund

One of the community foundation’s most important values is inclusiveness, and no fund embraces that more than the Gay Community Endowment Fund.

Founded in 2001, the mission of the Gay Community Endowment Fund is to advance a lived equality for all LGBTQ+ people in Greater Akron. The fund accepts grant applications for programs that benefit the local LGBTQ+ community and Greater Akron as a whole.

Since its establishment, the Gay Community Endowment Fund has invested more than $575,000 into local causes that change the lives of LGBTQ+ people in our community. Recent grants have created safer environments for LGBTQ+ youth, combated phobias of the LGBTQ+ community, and supported mental health and suicide prevention programs for LGBTQ+ people.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Approved 501(c)(3) organization serving Summit county.


  • We do not make grants for:
    • Endowments
    • Scholarships
    • Direct financial support to individuals
    • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • In accordance with our grant-making priorities, we generally do not fund:
    • Newly established nonprofit organizations that duplicate existing services
    • Curriculum for schools
    • Disease-specific programs
    • Economic development initiatives already being addressed by the Fund for Our Economic Future
    • Programs at parochial schools that benefit only their students
    • Multi-year grants