Your United Way contributions are supporting local programs that focus on our areas of impact.


330.535.2999 |
  • Emergency shelter for homeless women & children

Akron Area YMCA

330.376.1335 |
  • Quality preschool and early-education programming
  • Phoenix School, alternative education and mentoring for at-risk youth
  • Integration of technology into preschool classrooms
  • CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) Collaborative, a county-wide effort to combat childhood obesity

Akron Inner City Soccer Club

330.524.3776 |
  • Afterschool and summer youth soccer programs

Akron Urban League

330.434.3101 |
  • Vocational services, job readiness, placement and supportive services toward gaining financial stability
  • Summer academic and social enrichment for low-income youth

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

  • Bar code scanning equipment and training

Alchemy, Inc

330.665.5920 |
  • Using stories and myths to empower adolescent males to develop a sense of purpose and belonging
  • Collaboration in Summit Lake

American Red Cross of Summit & Portage Counties

  • Disaster preparation training and immediate response
  • Service to members of the Armed Forces and their families

Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA, Inc.)

330.535.3263 |
  • READY, evidence-based early education for immigrant and refugee children and their families
  • Project Success, addressing social and isolation for older refugee/immigrant youth

Barberton Community Health Clinic

330.745.7471 |
  • Free clinic, diabetes management, free medications and supplies

Battered Women's Shelter & Rape Crisis Center

  • 24-Hour Hotline Crisis Intervention: (888) 395-4357
  • in-Person Crisis Intervention: Campus Advocacy, Support Groups, Licensed Trauma Therapy, Non-Offender Caregiver Support, Evidence Collection (Hospital) Advocacy, Justice System Advocacy, Individual Support (in-office), Resources and Information
  • Outreach, Education, and Violence Prevention: Community-Based Presentations, University Campus Presentations, Middle and High Schools Presentations (Heroes 4 Hope, Heroes 4 Hope Youth Volunteers, Title IX Basics, Social Media 101, Ohio Men's Action Network Summit County OH-MAN

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit and Medina Counties

330.376.6503 |
  • Adult and peer mentoring for at-risk students

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve

330.773.3375 |
  • Youth development focused on academic success, character and healthy lifestyle

Bridges Summit County

330.760.3488 |
  • Collaborative approach to breaking cycles of generational poverty

Building for Tomorrow

330.376.9466 |
  • Community CARES: assisting residents of public housing move toward self-sufficiency
  • Early education and kindergarten readiness, supporting children in public housing

Care Coordination, Summit County Public Health

330.926.5660 |
  • Utility assistance

Catholic Charities Community Services/Summit County

  • Direct assistance - food, rent and utilities

Child Guidance & Family Solutions

330.762.0591 |
  • Toddlers and Preschoolers Succeeding (TAPS), behavior intervention for preschoolers
  • Integration of physical and behavioral health services for holistic pediatric care

Community Health Center

330.434.2400 |
  • Professional development to support integrated treatment for substance abuse and trauma

Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.

330.535.4191 |
  • Free civil legal services for low-income and elderly residents
  • Training to defend against wrongful credit card collection

CORE Furniture Bank

330.379.3188 |
  • Repurposing used furniture to families in need

Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy

330.657.2542 |
  • Farmers market expansion, training and support; focusing on urban food deserts

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

  • Free books for children from birth through age 5

East Akron Neighborhood Development Corp.

330.773.6838 |
  • Community building and neighborhood engagement

Embracing Futures

  • Orthodontia for youth with severe needs

Faith In Action - Interfaith Caregivers

330.922.1900 |
  • Respite, companionship, transportation for the frail and homebound

Family & Community Services

330.436.5109 |
  • Senior Companion Program, helping seniors remain independent

Family Promise of Summit County, Inc.

330.253.8081 |
  • Support for families moving toward self-sustainability
  • Social enterprise program providing employment opportunities to the homeless

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio

330.864.9933 |
  • The Business of Babysitting, integrating financial literacy, character and responsibility
  • First Aid/CPR/AED training for volunteers

Girls on the Run of Greater Summit

234.206.0786 |
  • Expanding Healthy Girls program for ages 8-14 in low-income communities

Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America

330.773.0415 |
  • Venturing, a program of career exploration, character development and civic responsibility for male and female teens