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Knight Foundation contributes $500,000 to Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund

Mar 30, 2020
The Knight Foundation today announced that it would contribute $500,000 to the Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund. The fund was created through a partnership between United Way of...

Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund announces first $170,000 of pandemic relief as fund grows to more than $400,000

Mar 27, 2020
Today, the partner organizations involved in the Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund announced the recipients of the first round of pandemic relief funding totaling $170,000. The fund...

Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund unites nonprofit and public partners for charitable response to coronavirus

Mar 20, 2020
United Way of Summit County, the City of Akron, the County of Summit, Akron Public Schools, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Summit County Public Health and Summit County Job and Family Services...

United Way of Summit County’s 2-1-1 program answered 69,992 calls for help in 2019

Feb 19, 2020
United Way of Summit County’s 2-1-1 program, which helps people across Summit County find local resources when they don’t know where to turn, answered 69,992 calls for assistance last year. The free...

United Way of Summit County delivers 4,944 bags full of healthy snacks to Akron elementary students

Dec 20, 2019
As part of its Holiday Snack Packs food drive, United Way of Summit County delivered 4,944 bags of healthy snacks to Akron Public Schools students on December 18. The bags were delivered to every...

United Way announces next two years of grant funding, will invest $8 million to advance Bold Goals and provide basic needs for Summit County residents in 2020

Dec 09, 2019
United Way of Summit County today announced that it would award grants to 53 programs representing 41 organizations throughout Summit County for its two-year funding cycle beginning in 2020.  In...

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