Our Family Tree
Learn about the generous donors who have established charitable funds through Stark Community Foundation.
Louisville Middle School teacher receives Amazing Teaching Award
When Louisville Middle School intervention specialist Chelsea Ball was recently awarded the Amazing Teaching Award and its monthly national prize, she was not expecting the recognition.
North Canton Public Library provides home delivery for new parents
Through the North Canton Public Library’s new Special Delivery Program, residents of the North Canton City School District with a new child in their home can request books, DVDs and other library materials for older siblings, the new child or themselves.
McKinley Senior High engineering class makes musical dreams come true
It was a welcome challenge when guitar teacher reached out to the class with an unusual request: Could the pre-engineering students use the 3D printer to develop a custom assistive device to help a student with cerebral palsy play the guitar?
Canton's Golden Key Center renovation and expansion moving ahead
The Golden Key Center for Exceptional Children is well on its way to serving more local students with special needs by undergoing a $2.5 million renovation and expansion.
A Community Christmas gifts joy
A Community Christmas is a staple in Stark County each December, providing holiday joy for local families in need. This year, more than 1,300 people had a brighter season because of the organization’s programs and donations from our community.
Local construction company gives back with Hammer & Nails
When an Alliance resident contacted local nonprofit construction ministry Hammer & Nails about replacing her front porch this year, she knew it would take close to a miracle to make it happen. That's when Fred Olivieri Construction Co. stepped in.
Bike ministry provides hope for shelter residents
For some, a bike provides more than just a ride — it’s a solution, a sense of autonomy and the difference between making it to a meal and being stuck without food because of a lack of transportation. Mike and Jim at Gemini Bicycle & Ski understand that.
Nonprofit Holiday Giving Guide
If you would like to support your community this holiday season but aren't sure how, Stark Community Foundation can help. Our Nonprofit Holiday Giving Guide is a curated list of year-end needs of 10 local nonprofits serving our community.
Light after Loss offers healing through peer support
For many who have lost loved ones to suicide, the holiday season can be an especially difficult time. Light after Loss provides a space for individuals in our community to heal and process their grief through a strong peer support system and services.
A caring and faithful legacy
From an early age, Robert James “BJ” Murphy was a community champion. The Stark County native graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1997 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College and Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University.
Changing Babies Changes Lives
The all-volunteer nonprofit Stark County Diaper Bank collects, stores, repackages and distributes free diapers to families in times of need through a network of community food pantries, family service agencies and faith-based organizations.
New Funds Added to Our Family Tree - Winter 2022
Five charitable funds were established through Stark Community Foundation from July 1 through September 30, 2022.