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Expand Your Community Knowledge

As your community foundation with a deep understanding of nonprofits, our philanthropic and local knowledge is at your service. Through a variety of educational and funding opportunities, you can learn more about our community's greatest needs and ways to respond to those needs.


Get Involved In:

SummerTime Kids

Serve on our SummerTime Kids Committee and review grant applications from local organizations interested in offering imaginative and unique summer programs for area children. Collectively, the committee evaluates these applications and decides which organizations in our community receive summertime funding.

Partners in Giving

Learn more about the issues facing area organizations by taking a look at every grant proposal received through the Foundation's competitive grant process. Throughout the year, local organizations apply for funding for a specific project or initiative they are looking to implement, and we share these proposals with our fundholders. By reviewing these proposals as part of our Partners in Giving program, you will see grantmaking through the eyes of the Foundation and have the opportunity to co-invest with us to make these projects and initiatives a reality.


Stay in-the-know:

Immediate Impact Alerts

Find out all the need-to-know information about urgent needs in our community and how you can effectively and immediately respond. Immediate Impact Alerts are sent via email to donors when critical needs arise in our community, allowing you to learn, give and make a difference.

Publications and Emails

Stay informed of the latest news about local nonprofits, grants, stories and how to make an impact in our community by reading our publications and email updates.

Events + Seminars

Attend social gatherings and various events throughout the year that are designed to provide ongoing education for donors, with topics ranging from multi-generational giving and strategic philanthropy to community conversations and forums.

Straight from Stark Videos

Hear directly from local leaders about how organizations are making a difference in our community through a video series called Straight from Stark. Visit our YouTube channel to watch now.

Site Visits

Learn more about current community needs and solutions by attending site visits to area organizations. By taking a behind-the-scenes tour, you can learn more about the organization's mission, programs and services, impact, finances, staff and more.


Utilize these educational resources:

Nonprofit Directory

To learn about nonprofits serving Stark County, check out United Way of Greater Stark County’s 2-1-1 Resource Database. While this resource is intended to connect people in need with critical services in our community, it’s a great place to expand your knowledge of the nonprofit community.

Tools to Guide Your Giving

Access a number of tools within our Donor Toolkit that will help guide your giving toward fulfilling your philanthropic mission, including frequently asked questions and do's and don'ts of giving.

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