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Corbin Foundation announces $462,500 in gifts

6/20/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

SUMMIT COUNTY — At its May 13 trustees’ meeting, the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation awarded  $462,500 in grants and gifts to charities and charitable activities mostly in the Akron and Summit County areas.

The largest award, in the amount of  $150,000, was given to Akron Children’s Hospital for its Building on the Promise capital campaign.

In addition to the awards approved, the foundation continues paying down its $150,000 commitment to Summa Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals Foundation for a new confocal laser scanning microscope and its $45,000 commitment to Child Guidance & Family Solutions for that organization’s Building a Healthy Community capital campaign.

The newly awarded recipients included:

  • Akron Art Museum, $10,000 for its Real/Surreal exhibit;
  • Akron Community Service Center & Urban League, $5,000 for its Summer Enrichment Day Camp;
  • Akron General Development Foundation, $10,000 for an on-site Medical Clinic at East Akron Community House;
  • The Akron Marathon Corp., $7,000 for two interns;
  • Battered Women’s Shelter, $15,000 for its Summit County Crisis Intervention Program;
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve, $10,000 for its direct programming costs;
  • Cleveland Modern Dance Association, doing business as DANCECleveland, $5,000 for its Summit County Outreach; 
  • Cow Creek Presbyterian Church, $3,000 for a 2013 contribution;
  • Downtown Akron Partnership, $4,000 for its Downtown Akron Beautification Program;
  • First Book, $5,000 for its Everyone Reads Initiative;
  • Freedom House for Women Inc., $10,000 for its Adult Supportive Services Program;
  • The Friends of Children’s Hospital Harness Race Rally, $2,000 for a 2013 contribution;
  • Guidestone, $5,000 for its move to a new location;
  • Hattie Larlham Community Living, $9,000 for its Akron Urban Garden;
  • International Soap Box Derby Inc., $25,000 for its 76th All American Soap Box Derby World Championship and its Gravity Race Challenge;
  • JA Worldwide — Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio, $5,000 for its Summit County school programs;
  • Leadership Akron, $5,000 for its XXX Yearbook;
  • Legacy III Inc., $5,000 for its Humble Beginnings Program;
  • Let’s Grow Akron Inc., $10,000 for its operating costs;
  • Magical Theatre Company, $7,500 for its Residence Performance Program;
  • Musical Arts Association — Cleveland Orchestra (Blossom Music Center), $40,000 for its 2013 Blossom Festival;
  • Nazareth Housing Development Corp., $15,000 for its Operation Alteration;
  • Ohio Shakespeare Festival, $5,000 for its 2013 season;
  • The Ohio Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Park, $15,000 for a Gold Star Father Statue;
  • Pregnancy Care of Summit County, $10,000 for its GUIDE Program;
  • Progress Through Preservation, $5,000 for a fourth gift to Preservation House Restoration;
  • Rape Crisis Center, $10,000 for its Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy Program;
  • Rebuilding Together Summit County, $10,000 for its Safe at Home Program;
  • RED Company, real.edge.dance, $5,000 for its third season;
  • Stewart’s Caring Place, $10,000 for its new program service model;
  • Summit County Children Services Women’s Auxiliary Board, $4,000 for a 2013 contribution;
  • Tuesday Musical Club, $6,000 for its Education and Outreach Program;
  • Weathervane Community Playhouse Inc., $10,000 for its semi-annual newsletter and 2012-13 season; and
  • The Western Reserve Historical Society — Hale Farm & Village, $10,000 for its Adopt-a-School Program: Leggett Elementary School. 

As of April 30, the market value of the foundation’s invested assets was approximately  $20.2 million.

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

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