Our Family Tree
Learn about the generous donors who have established charitable funds through Stark Community Foundation.
Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 9 with Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Every year, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank provides food for more than 200,000 people in our community through food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and other hunger-relief partners.
Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 8 with the Stark County Diaper Bank
Stark County Diaper Bank is working with distribution partners across the county to provide free diapers to families in need. Statistics show that an infant needs up to 12 diapers each day, which equates to almost $1,000 a year spent on diapers alone.
Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 7 with Refuge of Hope
Since early March, Refuge of Hope has provided 11 hot carry-out meals each week for families in need and has moved 77 previously homeless men from its shelter into their own apartments where they are able to live independently.
Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 6 with Habitat for Humanity
While Ohio's stay-at-home order was in effect, Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio quickly witnessed the impact the order had on families who were living in unsafe, unsuitable and unaffordable housing.
Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 5 with Local Arts Organizations
In a time where we need inspiration more than ever, these area arts organizations have been hard at work bringing our community together through virtual events, digital programming and socially-distanced opportunities to appreciate and celebrate the arts
Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 4 with Goodwill
Hear from Anne Richards, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland & East Central Ohio.
Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 3 with TomTod Ideas
Hear from Joel Daniel Harris, executive dreamer at TomTod Ideas.
Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 2 with Canton Palace Theatre
In our second Straight from Stark episode, hear from Georgia Paxos, executive director of the Canton Palace Theatre.
Stark Community Foundation Launches Straight from Stark Video Series
In our first Straight from Stark episode, hear from Kate Sedgmer of the YWCA Canton. She is the director of marketing & volunteer coordination who started her new role during the COVID-19 pandemic.