Eligibility Information

The Foundation makes only “qualifying distributions” as defined in the United States Internal Revenue Code. Organizations eligible for grants are charitable organizations exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and governmental entities for public and charitable purposes. Those organizations exempt under Code Section 501(c)(3) should also be exempt under Code Section 509(a)1 or 509(a)2.


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; however, all requests will be reviewed.

Having said the above, if you have not yet exhausted all Corbin support previously awarded, please contact the Corbin office at 330/762-6427 before submitting another proposal.


The Foundation does NOT generally fund:

  • Individuals
  • Annual fundraising campaigns, sponsorships or special events
  • Endowments
  • Faith-based organizations/religious endeavors
  • Operating deficits
  • Organizations which, in turn, make grants to others
  • Private, non-operating foundations
  • Schools

Ready to apply?

If you think your organization meets our eligibility criteria and wish to apply, please review our Grantmaking Process.