The Downtown Akron Kiwanis Foundation is accepting applications for grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 from local nonprofit organizations until May 1.

Organizations must have been in existence for at least two years, and their programs must focus on or support efforts in Summit County. The foundation will give preference to projects that benefit preschool and school-age youths.

Forms can be downloaded from the Kiwanis Club of Akron website at akron.kiwanisone.org/.

For more information, call 330-877-2041, ext. 1300, or email pstauffer@hartvillethriftshoppe.org.