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 www.foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/corbin.