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Health Foundation of Greater Massillon

Since its inception, Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM) has awarded more than $3 million in charitable grants to local organizations to improve the health and wellness of individuals and families in our community. HFGM incentivizes area youth to become involved in building a healthier community through its Community Giving High School Volunteer Program. Students from area high schools who participate in the annual program receive a grant from HFGM to develop and execute a community activism project that addresses a health-related issue in our community.


Grants are made to entities recognized as tax-exempt charities under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and governmental entities. HFGM does not normally approve grants to support the following:

  • Overhead and/or administrative costs not directly associated with the proposed project or program
  • Annual appeals or membership drives
  • Fundraising projects
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Travel for individuals or groups (if that is the primary focus)
  • Endowment funds
  • Individuals or groups
  • Lobbying activities

Process for Consideration of Grant Proposals

HFGM seeks to encourage ideas and proposals from the health and wellness sector. Proposals must demonstrate well-planned programs and activities that promote physical, emotional and mental health. Proposals must directly impact one or more of the following service areas:

Western Stark County

  • Beach City
  • Bethlehem Township
  • Brewster
  • Canal Fulton
  • East Greenville
  • Jackson Township
  • Lawrence Township
  • Massillon
  • Navarre
  • North Lawrence
  • Perry Township
  • Richville
  • Sugarcreek Township
  • Tuscarawas Township
  • Wilmot

Northern Tuscarawas County

  • Bolivar
  • Strasburg

Eastern Wayne County

  • Dalton
  • Orrville
  • Wooster


Grant Cycle


Deadline Date

February 28
August 31

Decision Month


All applicants will be notified by mail of the Board's decision.

Apply online today!

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