NORTHEAST OHIO– (November 7, 2017) — The Apple Growth Partners Community Outreach Charitable Giving Fund of Akron Community Foundation announces grants to eight local non-profits for financial literacy education.
The fund was created in 2009 by the firm’s shareholders to support the philanthropic efforts of its staff. Eight years later, the fund, guided by a committee of staff, aims to support non-profits throughout Northeast Ohio that provide financial literacy education both financially and through volunteerism.
“This year we received the largest number of grant requests to date which was really exciting. As accountants and trusted advisors, we understand the importance of financial literacy and its impact on our community,” said Laura Shank, Apple Growth Partners’ marketing director and the fund’s administrator. “We are eager to grant more dollars towards this initiative in the coming years!”
The 2017 grantees are: Akron Children’s Museum – Monster Market Shopper; Building for Tomorrow – financial literacy program; Battered Women’s Shelter – financial empowerment education; Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve – preparing Akron’s youth for a lifetime of success; International Institute of Akron – financial literacy for new Americans; The Kent State University Foundation, Inc. – Bounce Back; Moving Beyond Hope – Push to Prosperity Mentoring Program and Project GRAD Akron – money management for college-going students.
Apple Growth Partners was founded in 1943 and continues to uphold its mission to provide services and creative solutions that deliver healthy, sustainable growth for its clients and the firm. AGP has more than 100 staff and offices in Akron, Beachwood, Cleveland and Kent and serves the Northeast Ohio market and beyond. AGP focuses on assisting privately held businesses and their families achieve healthy growth. AGP offers a full range of attest, tax planning and compliance, business valuation, litigation consulting and transactional advisory services. Through its strategic partnerships, AGP also provides financial planning, asset management solutions and ACA reporting compliance.