Voting members contribute a minimum of $100,000 over three years, with several members contributing much more than that. Since our inception, our Fund has had a one-member, one-vote policy, regardless of the amount contributed, to assure that smaller foundations have a strong voice. Each voting member serves on our board, called the Funders Committee. The Funders Committee meets quarterly to discuss major regional issues, set strategy, review performance and approve major grants. In between Funders Committee meetings, members participate in committees and due diligence teams that shape and guide our work. An Executive Committee oversees the activities of Fund staff and the implementation of our strategy.
Current voting members include:
While we prioritize membership at the voting level, we also recognize that our Fund benefits from a diversity of viewpoints, is committed to strengthening our civic networks and strives for inclusiveness. Therefore, we welcome financial contributions of less than $100,000.
Current contributors and donors include:
- Frederick W. and Janet P. Dorn Foundation
- Hollington Family Foundation
- Meisel Family Foundation
- Nathan and Fannye Shafran Foundation
- Robert W. Briggs Fund of the Akron Community Foundation
- The Sears-Swetland Family Foundation
- Thomas and Shirley Waltermire
Additional funders who supported our work in 2016 included: