United Way distributes $3 million to 40 local groups

United Way of Summit & Medina has awarded grants to 40 local groups. The funding, which will begin in April, amounts to $2.9 million.

“We’re grateful for the generosity of our donors and philanthropic partners, who make this investment possible,” United Way President and CEO Jim Mullen said in a prepared statement.

The agencies funded for 2023-2024:

ACCESS Inc., Ace Mentor Program of Greater Akron-Canton, Akron Area YMCA, Akron Inner City Soccer Club, Akron Interfaith Immigration Advocates, Akron Urban League, Alchemy Inc., Asian Services in Action, Battered Women’s Shelter/Rape Crisis Center, Building for Tomorrow.

Catholic Charities, Child Guidance & Family Solutions, Community Legal Aid Services, ConxusNEO, Early Childhood Resource Center, Family Promise, Feeding Medina County, First Tee Greater Akron, Greater Akron Chamber, Greenleaf Family Center.

Habitat for Humanity of Medina County, Heart to Heart, Leadership Akron, Love Akron, Minority Behavioral Health Group, National Inventors Hall of Fame, Ohio Guidestone, OPEN M, Out of School Time Alliance, Progressive Alliance CDC, Project GRAD Akron.

Project Ujima, Red Oak Behavioral Health, Stewart’s Caring Place, Summit Education Initiative, the Salvation Army, the University of Akron, the Well Community Development Corp., Tri-County Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates and Urban Vision.

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Originally Posted on Akron Beacon Journal

January 13, 2023

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