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Corbin Foundation awards $408,000 to area organizations

Beacon Journal staff report

The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation awarded $408,000 this fall to nonprofit organizations and agencies in the Akron area.

The largest of the grants, $100,000, went to the University of Akron for its College of Business Administration Student Success Center.

Other recipients included:

• Access Inc., $10,000 for an Endowment/Capital Campaign feasibility study.

• Act II Productions Illusion Factory, $4,000 for its Theater in Education program.

• Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, $15,000 for transportation costs.

• Akron Roundtable $500 for operations.

• American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties, $15,000 for its Medical Transportation Service program.

• Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern Ohio, $2,500 for operations.

• Beacon Journal Charity Fund, $15,000 for orthodontic treatment for Summit County children.

• Bluecoats Inc. Endowment Fund, $1,000 contribution.

• Boy Scouts of America, Great Trail Council, $10,000 for its Pathfinder Urban Scouting program.

• Building for Tomorrow, $15,000 for its early childhood initiative.

• Children’s Concert Society of Akron, Ohio, $8,000 for in-school program artistic fees.

• Community Outreach Resources Exchange (CORE), $8,000 for its furniture bank.

• Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet, $10,000 for its 38th season.

• Flashes of Hope, $6,500 for its Akron chapter photography program.

• Foundation Center-Cleveland, $2,000 contribution.

• Furnace Street Mission Inc., $8,000 for its Safety Forces Chaplaincy Center.

• Good Neighbors Inc., $4,000 for its food pantry.

• Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, $2,500 for a 2013 contribution.

• GroundWorks DanceTheater, $5,000 for Summit County performances and outreach.

• Haven of Rest Ministries, $2,000 for operations.

• International Institute of Akron, $20,000 for Citizenship and Immigration Services outreach and support.

• Mature Services Inc., $15,000 for its homecare program.

• Mental Health America of Summit County, $5,000 for its adolescent suicide prevention program.

• Mobile Meals of Akron, $15,000 for meals and medically prescribed supplements and $10,000 for development of a five-year strategic plan.

• National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Buckeye Chapter, $5,000 for its Equipment and Home Modification Program.

• Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (Rockynol Life Care Fund), $1,000 contribution.

• Opportunity Parish Ecumenical Neighborhood Ministry (OPEN-M), $20,000 for operations.

• Portage Path Community Mental Health Center, $2,000 for window treatments.

• Project: LEARN of Summit County, $5,000 to help purchase 15 laptop computers.

• Salvation Army, $10,000 for its Learning Zone.

• Summit County Children Services, $500 for its Caring and Sharing Fund and $500 for its Graduation Recognition Fund.

• Summit County Historical Society of Akron, $10,000 for educational outreach.

• United Way of Summit County, $20,000 for its 2013 campaign.

• Young Men’s Christian Association of Akron, Ohio, $25,000 for its Phoenix Alternative School Learning Environment and Intermission program.

For information about the foundation and its grant application process, call 330-762-6427 or go to



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