Grant Guidelines

The Corbin Foundation makes only “qualifying distributions” as defined in the Internal Revenue Code. Organizations eligible for grants are charitable organizations exempt under United States Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and governmental entities for public and charitable purposes.

The Foundation gives primary consideration to the City of Akron and Summit County, Ohio charitable organizations and/or local chapters of national charities located in the Akron and Summit County, Ohio areas.

The Foundation does NOT fund:

  • Individuals
  • Annual fundraising campaigns
  • Ongoing requests for general operating support
    — although some repeat grants are made
  • Operating deficits, or
  • Organizations which, in turn, make grants to others.

Eligible organizations may apply following our Application Procedures.

Grant recipients are required to follow our Reporting Procedures.