Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Grants

The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation

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Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $100,000

Next anticipated deadline: Mar 1, 2020 8:59pm PST

Later anticipated deadlines: Sep 1, 2020 8:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Biomedical

Location of project: Ohio

Location of residency: Preferred: Summit County, Ohio Other eligible locations: United States

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The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation was created by Mr. and Mrs. Corbin to help enrich the lives of the people of Akron and Summit County, Ohio.

Mr. Corbin was born in Georgetown, Kentucky on August 25, 1901. He was the son of Lannis and Virginia L. Corbin and married Mary F. Swinney on June 14, 1924. Mrs. Corbin died in the 1970s.

Mr. Corbin began working for the Chevrolet Motor Division of the General Motors Corporation in 1926. He moved to Akron in 1945 and formed City Chevrolet, which became one of the largest automobile dealerships in Ohio. Throughout his career, Mr. Corbin took an active part in many business and civic organizations and received numerous commendations for his role in community affairs. One of these, the Distinguished Service Award, was presented to him by the people of Akron in 1979.

David Corbin not only gave of his time, but also offered his financial support to benefit his community and its people. At his death in 1989, Mr. Corbin left the bulk of his estate to the foundation bearing his and his wife’s names.

Areas of Interest

Although each application is reviewed on its own merits, The Corbin Foundation’s areas of interest include:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Civic and Community

  • Education

  • Environment

  • Healthcare

  • Housing

  • Human and Social Services

  • Medical Research

  • Youth

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  • The Corbin Foundation makes only “qualifying distributions” as defined in the Internal Revenue Code.

  • Organizations eligible for grants are charitable organizations exempt under United States Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and governmental entities for public and charitable purposes.


  • The Foundation gives primary consideration to the City of Akron and Summit County, Ohio charitable organizations and/or local chapters of national charities located in the Akron and Summit County, Ohio areas.


  • The Foundation does NOT fund:

    • Individuals

    • Annual fundraising campaigns

    • Ongoing requests for general operating support

      • Although some repeat grants are made

    • Operating deficits, or

    • Organizations which, in turn, make grants to others.