(AKRON, OHIO – November 6, 2017) –The GPD Group Employees’ Foundation is now accepting applications for grants from schools and non-profit organizations. The application period will run through January 12, 2018. All applications will be evaluated and funds will be dispersed to successful applicants in April 2018. We encourage smaller grant requests at $2,000 or under. The foundation seeks to provide funding to classroom level projects or programs to enrich the K – 12 education experience and/or to support children with medical and special needs.