Our Family Tree
Learn about the generous donors who have established charitable funds through Stark Community Foundation.
National NeighborWorks training provided for local leaders
Last month, the Stark County Neighborhood Partnership Program hosted its first NeighborWorks training to equip local neighborhood leaders with tools for collaboration. Twenty-five leaders attended the training from Canton-area neighborhood associations.
Heart of Stark: 20 years of teeing up youth for success
For 20 years, First Tee – Canton has empowered kids to build character through a unique approach that seamlessly integrates the game of golf with mentorship and a life skills curriculum.
9 acts of kindness
There’s no better feeling than when you make someone else’s entire day. It can boost your mood and spread positivity to those around you. If you’re in need of inspiration, consider these 9 easy-to-do acts of kindness.
New Funds Added to Our Family Tree
Welcome to the seventeen charitable funds established through Stark Community Foundation from January 1 through June 30, 2022.
Stark schools compete in Goodwill donation drive
In friendly competitions between rival Stark County schools, local communities are competing against each other both under the Friday night lights and in a donation drive for Goodwill’s Drive to Victory program.
Visit Canton offers new grant program to promote tourism in Stark County
Visit Canton is offering Destination Enhancement Grants in support of projects that target the development of quality amenities, attractions and facilities that enhance the visitor experience to increase the likelihood of visitation from outside the area.
A Closer Look at Camp Wakonda
For 63 years, Camp Wakonda, a ministry of Canton’s Christ Presbyterian Church, has offered retreats for adults and nondenominational summer camps for children of all ages.
Ondrejas Leaves a Legacy of Learning
Stephen Joseph Ondrejas, Jr. dedicated his life to urban planning, education and philanthropy in Ohio and Texas, helping neighborhoods develop strategic plans, teaching the next generation of leaders and growing sustainable organizations.
Using Data to Dream
When Stark Community Foundation released the Stark County Community Assessment, it never imagined it would inspire hundreds of middle schoolers to authentically and strategically dream up ideas to improve our community.
Canton Museum of Art awarded Inspire! grant to bring art to schools
The Canton Museum of Art was recently awarded a new Inspire! grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to support its Museum To Go program, which provides virtual exhibit tours and hands-on artmaking lessons to students in Stark County.
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank fights hunger for 40 years
At its main campus in Akron and Stark County Campus in Canton, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank recently celebrated 40 years of serving the community and reflected on the impact of its staff and thousands of volunteers committed to fighting hunger.
GiGi’s Playhouse partners with Walsh University
This summer, GiGi’s Playhouse Canton, a nonprofit serving individuals with Down syndrome in our community, held the first session of its GiGiFIT family of programs to promote physical activity and wellness among participants.