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Serving Small Businesses and the North Hill Community of Akron, Ohio

NACC Teaching Grant


Applying for support from NACC?

Make sure your organization meets the following requirements:

  • Organizations must be a public or private K-12 school, located in Akron, Ohio. 
  • Applicant must be able to provide proof of employment within their school district.  
  • Organizations applying for support must have a primary focus or specific program focused on addressing one of NACC’s core focuses: Focus on Building Community, Keep Akron Beautiful, Children’s Health & Wellness, and supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 
  • Organizations must maintain sufficient records of their financial and business activities, which comply with U.S. laws and standards, and they must disclose records from the previous reporting year to NACC upon request. 
  • Programs should demonstrate affordability and sustainability, a lasting impact on the community and a significant and measurable outcome.
  • Organizations receiving contributions must be in compliance with the requirements of the Equal Opportunities Act, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Areas of Funding

NACC supports three main areas for grant funding. Please review the below categories below to ensure your organization falls within our funding areas.

  • Children’s Health & Wellness: Projects and causes whose mission is primarily focused on improving the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of youth, 0-18, through education, arts, athletics, or out of/after school programming
  • Focus on Building Community: Projects that display commitment to reaching out to the surrounding community and building bridges between the schools, local residents, local businesses and local organizations.
  • Keep Akron Beautiful: Projects that seek to improve the city through tackling issues such as litter, pollution, bio diversity, and aesthetics.  
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Organizations committed to breaking down systemic barriers, increasing access to equitable opportunities, advancing racial equality and promoting justice

Every year, the NACC Teaching Grant is evaluated to ensure the program is making the largest impacts in our core focus areas, and sometimes this means organizations that previously qualified are no longer eligible. While we wish we could support all organizations that apply, the grant program will continue to remain focused on our core focus areas.


  • Applications are accepted into the program between July 1st and August 15th each year.
  • Community grants range from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $2,000.
  • Funding requests should be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the date the requested donation is needed. Applications are reviewed as they are received, and we’ll make every effort to review and respond to all requests in a timely manner.
  • Organizations will be able provide supplemental materials related to their application.
  • Organizations can only receive funding once per calendar year.
  • Organizations that have been denied funding previously may reapply the next following year.
  • Even if an organization has received funding in the past, the organization must reapply if they wish to be considered again for funding.

The NACC Teaching Grant does not support:

  • Individuals or families. We will not consider donation requests from individuals or families, i.e., for personal assistance, scholarships, stipends, grants, athletic sponsorships or other forms of individual or family support.
  • Political candidates, campaigns, committees, or organizations.
  • Religious activities, in whole or in part, for the purpose of furthering religious doctrine. Faith-based organizations must provide services to all community members regardless of denomination.
  • Research grants.
  • Individual, collegiate, Greek organizations or fraternity-sorority-related events or fundraisers.

To apply, download your application here: NACC-2023-Teacher-Grant-Application.docx

You will also need to include the following forms: