SummerTime Kids

SummerTime Kids is a grant initiative of Stark Community Foundation. Guided by a volunteer committee and Foundation staff, it provides grants up to $2,000 to imaginative and unique summer youth programs.

These types of programs enrich the lives of the youth who participate and benefit the community as a whole.


Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must be a tax-exempt private agency, 501(c)(3) organization (that is recognized as a public charity) or government entity located within Stark County, Ohio only or directly benefiting Stark County.

Preference will be given to programs that:

  • Address behavioral and mental health needs of youth
  • Help make up for learning deficits due to COVID-19
  • Challenge youth to learn, grow and build character through educational programs and activities
  • Engage youth in arts, culture and outdoor exploration
  • Introduce youth to new experiences on area college campuses
  • Reading programs geared toward improving literacy
  • Fill a need or gap in a low-income area such as: provide healthy summer meals and snacks and provide transportation to and from activities

Multiple applications from the same organization will be accepted only if the program serves a different population of children.

Grant Amount

Up to $2,000

Important Dates

Application Deadline: March 8, 2024
Award Date: April 2024

Grant applicants will be notified by mail of the Committee’s decision.

Application Instructions

Only online applications will be accepted. Apply online through Stark Community Foundation’s Grant Portal.

Evaluation Report

Organizations receiving grant funding from the SummerTime Kids initiative 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.

Recent Grants

2019 Grants
2022 Grants


Contact Grants Administrator Dana S. Johnson at 234-458-2915 or


Donate to the SummerTime Kids Fund and enrich the lives of youth in our community.

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