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Improving the health and wellness in our community
Deadline: August 31, 2023
When Massillon Community Hospital and Akron General Medical Center entered into a joint venture in 1999, the Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM) was created to ensure resources would always be available to support health and wellness programs and initiatives in Western Stark, Northern Tuscarawas and Eastern Wayne counties.
Since then, more than $3 million has been awarded to local organizations to improve the health and wellness of individuals and families in the community.
HFGM has been part of Stark Community Foundation’s family of donors since 2016, when the private foundation transitioned to a supporting foundation.
Mission: To enable health status improvement, wellness activities and community well-being by investing in nonprofit organizations that provide services in our communities.
Vision: To inspire a healthier community.
Spring Grant Cycle
Application Deadline: February 28, 2023
Award Date: May 2023
Fall Grant Cycle
Application Deadline: August 31, 2023
Award Date: October 2023
Grant applicants will be notified by mail of the Board’s decision.
View our Community Fact Sheets to learn about community conditions impacting the Health Foundation of Greater Massillon's geographic funding areas: Western Stark, Northern Tuscarawas and Eastern Wayne counties. These insights can be leveraged to strengthen future projects and grant proposals.
Only online applications will be accepted. Apply online through Stark Community Foundation’s Grant Portal.
Organizations receiving grant funding from HFGM are required to complete an evaluative report at the end of the grant period, which includes a written narrative on the impact of the grant and financial details of how the grant funds were spent. Failure to submit a final report will impact the organization's ability to secure future funding from Stark Community Foundation.
Donate to the Health Foundation of Greater Massillon and join HFGM in improving the health and wellness of individuals and families in our community.
Health Foundation of Greater Massillon's Board of Directors, made up of local active and retired business professionals, oversees the foundation’s mission and vision, reviews grant proposals and makes critical funding decisions.
Linda Litman, Chair
William Leffler, DDS, JD, Vice Chair
Ted Miller, Treasurer
Richard Fuller, D.O., Secretary
John Ferrero, Jr., Esq.
Christopher Goff, Esq.
John McGrath, EdD