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Supporting Foundations

Through your philanthropic investments, you make a lasting impact on issues and foundations that matter to you.

A supporting foundation at Stark Community Foundation allows you to take an active approach to your giving, backed by professional staff who make it easy. A supporting foundation is a separate legal entity that qualifies for the tax advantages of a "public charity" due to its affiliation with Stark Community Foundation. A supporting foundation is an alternative to a private foundation for people who want an involved approach to their giving and minimal administrative work while still enjoying some autonomy.

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Supporting Foundations

William and Minnette Goldsmith Foundation
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Deadline: September 2, 2022
Established 1999
Previously a private foundation, the William and Minnette Goldsmith Foundation was established by a bequest of Minnette Goldsmith who died in 1979. William Goldsmith, who died in 1961, was an engineer and Executive Vice President of The Luntz Corporation. Friends and family remember the Goldsmiths as being very generous philanthropists during their lives.

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon
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Deadline: February 28, 2022
Established 2016
Formerly a private foundation, Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM) joined Stark Community Foundation as a supporting foundation in 2016. HFGM was originally created when Massillon Community Hospital and Akron General Medical Center entered into a joint venture in 1999. Guided by a board of local active and retired business professionals, HFGM works closely with organizations to strategically address health and wellness issues facing residents in Western Stark, Eastern Wayne and Northern Tuscarawas counties, particularly those who are economically disadvantaged.

Henry and Louise Timken Foundation
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Deadline: May 6, 2022
Established 1980
Previously a private foundation, the Henry and Louise Timken Foundation is a charitable corporation governed by a Board of Trustees of seven members, three of whom are individuals representing the donors' family and four of whom are appointed by Stark Community Foundation. The Board of Trustees awards charitable grants primarily for the benefit of the Stark County community and programs outside this area that are of special interest to the Trustees. The Henry and Louise Timken Foundation is particularly important to Downtown Canton redevelopment efforts.

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