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Corbin Foundation awards grants

11/29/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

GREATER AKRON — The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation awarded $339,100 in grants and gifts to charities and charitable activities, mostly in the Summit County area, at its Nov. 12 trustees’ meeting. In addition to the awards listed below, the foundation made a $10,000 contribution to the Superstorm Sandy relief effort by the American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties.

The newly awarded recipients include:

• Access Inc., $22,000, for a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system upgrade at 230 W. Market St.;

• Akron Area Arts Alliance, $2,000, for arts education and community outreach;

• Akron Camp for Crippled Children, $25,000, for its capital campaign;

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

• Akron Roundtable, $500, as a 2012 contribution;

• American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties, $10,000, for its Medical Transportation Service program;

• The Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern Ohio, $2,500, as a 2012 contribution;

• Beacon Journal Charity Fund, $10,000, for orthodontic treatment for Summit County children in need;

• Bluecoats Inc. Endowment Fund, $1,000, as a 2012 contribution;

• Building for Tomorrow, $15,000, for the Home Visitation component of its Early Childhood Initiative;

• Central Summit County Choral Society, $5,000, for its Satellite Initiative;

• Child Guidance & Family Solutions, $45,000, for its Building a Healthy Community capital campaign;

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

• Community Outreach Resources Exchange, $5,000, for its Furniture Bank;

• The Foundation Center — Cleveland, $2,000, as a 2012 contribution;

• The Goodwill Industries of Akron Inc., $2,500, as a 2012 contribution;

• Greater Akron Musical Association — Akron Symphony Orchestra, $12,000, for two Red Chair sponsorships;

• Greenleaf Family Center, $5,000, for its SPARK Program;

• GroundWorks Dancetheater, $5,000, for Summit County performances and outreach;

• Haven of Rest Ministries Inc., $2,000, as a 2012 contribution;

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

• Keep Akron Beautiful, $5,000, for signage at beautification sites;

• Let’s Grow Akron Inc., $10,000, for 2012 operating costs;

• Mature Services Inc., $5,000, for its Homecare Program;

• Mental Health America of Summit County Inc., $5,000, for its Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program;

• Mobile Meals of Akron Inc., $10,000, for meals and medically prescribed supplements;

• 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, as a 2012 contribution;

• Opportunity Parish Ecumenical Neighborhood Ministry, $15,000, for general operating costs;

• Salvation Army and its components, $10,000, for its Learning Zone;

• Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Inc. — Greenhouse, $25,000, for reinterpretation of the Corbin Conservatory;

• Summit County Initiative, $7,600, for 2012-13 enrollment of Summit County high schools in the National Student Clearinghouse;

• Summit County Children Services — Caring and Sharing Fund, $500, as a 2012 contribution;

• Summit County Children Services — Graduation Recognition Fund, $500, as a 2012 contribution; and

• United Way of Summit County, $15,000, for its 2012 Campaign.

In addition to these awards, the Corbin Foundation continued to pay down its $150,000 commitment to Summa Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals Foundation for a new Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope and its $100,000 commitment to the Boy Scouts of America — Great Trail Council for the Council’s new Camp Manatoc Fitness & Aquatic Center.

As of Oct. 31, the market value of the foundation’s invested assets was approximately $18 million, according to foundation officials.

For information concerning grant applications, call 330-762-6427. Applicants also may write to the foundation office at 50 S. Main St., Suite 703, Akron, OH 44308; email corbin@nls.net; or visit  www.foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/corbin.

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