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Grants to Ohio Nonprofits for Programs to Enhance the Lives of Minority Communities

Vernon L. Odom Fund


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Vernon L. Odom Fund
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Geographic Focus
USA: Ohio: Greater Akron

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/15/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Ohio nonprofits in eligible locations for activities that improve the quality of life in minority communities and promote racial and ethnic cooperation. Applicants are requested to contact the Funding Source prior to submitting an application. Previous grants have benefitted minorities and refugees for activities such as urban youth athletic programs, fathering mentoring programs, and arts and culture programs. Applicants must serve the Greater Akron area.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
Local nonprofit organizations in Greater Akron serving local minorities may apply or use a fiscal sponsor.

Pre-Application Information
Akron Community Foundation requests all first-time grant applicants to please contact Community Investment Officer, Cristina González Alcalá, Ph.D. before submitting your grant application.

Applications accepted Nov. 15 - Dec. 15.

Grant distributions are generally made 6-8 weeks after the proposal due date.

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Term of Contract
Funds must be expended within two years of grant award.

Contact Information
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Cristina González Alcalá, Ph.D., Community Investment Officer

Kim Nott, Grants Administrator

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