Funding Requests

The Civic Committee of WITAN is the liaison between the fund-raising arm of the organization and the community at large. On August 1, 2018, WITAN will accept applications for Allocations of $600 or less and/or Grants of more than $600 for our 2018-2019 year.  

250 funding requests Health
250 funding requests Education
250 funding requests Preservation
250 funding requests arts

 How to Request a Grant or Allocation

If your project request is for funds of $600 or less, simply provide a description of your project on agency letterhead with the requested funding amount. Please also submit 15 additional copies (16 total) printed on 2-sided, 3-hole punch paper.  Mail to Beth DeLuca, Director of the Civic Committee at the address below, to be received no later than October 31, 2018. Please include a list of your agency’s current board members.

If your project request is for funds greater than $600, you must print a Project Summary Form. Please complete this form and return 15 copies printed (16 total) on 2-sided, 3-hole punch paper. Please also include additional requested documents as listed on the Project Summary Form. Mail to Beth DeLuca, Director of the Civic Committee at the address below, to be received no later than November 30, 2018.

Please note that WITAN makes an effort to share our funding among projects representing human services and those that support children, education, preservation, and the arts.

Requests of funds for projects of $600 or less are allocated and voted on an as-needed basis between November and the following May. Project funding requests greater than $600 are reviewed between December and April. If needed, site visits will be made during February and March. The Civic Committee recommends the larger funding requests to the general membership, who vote on the projects to be funded in May, 2019. Agencies or organizations approved for funding are notified in May, and have one year to claim the funds. WITAN awards up to 15 grant requests per year to 501(c)3 non-profit agencies or organizations serving the needs of the greater Akron area.

Mail all paperwork to:

Attn: Beth DeLuca/Civic Committee
P.O. Box 5448
Akron, Ohio 44334-0448

WITAN will not fund:

  • 1.  For-profit organizations.
  • 2.  Salaries for any personnel. 
  • 3.  Any political parties or candidates, or an organization supporting politically charged issues.  WITAN looks forward to reviewing your funding request. If you have any questions, please contact Beth DeLuca at (preferred method) or 330-835-9668.