William and Minnette Goldsmith's legacy and passion for giving back continues through the William and Minnette Goldsmith Foundation and its annual grantmaking.

In 1951, William and Minnette (Luntz) Goldsmith created the William and Minnette Goldsmith Foundation to support charitable causes in the community. The Foundation later became a supporting foundation of Stark Community Foundation in 1999 and awards grants on an annual basis to Stark County nonprofits.


The Goldsmiths

William Goldsmith was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and later studied mechanical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. As his career developed, he became a nationally-recognized expert on alloy scrap and scrap metal and was eventually sought out by the Luntz Corporation in Canton. William joined the Luntz Iron & Steel Co. as one of the owners in January 1918 and soon thereafter became executive vice president. Through this career opportunity and corresponding relocation, he met and fell in love with Minnette Luntz.

Minnette (Luntz) Goldsmith was a life-long resident of Canton and a member of the Temple Israel, Temple Sisterhood, Hadassah, Canton Women’s Club, Arrowhead Country Club and the Canton Art Institute (now known as Canton Museum of Art). She served as president of the William and Minnette Goldsmith Foundation.

William passed away in 1961, and Minnette passed away in 1979. Their legacy and passion for giving back continues today through the William and Minnette Goldsmith Foundation.


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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 or directly benefiting Stark County.
  • Proposals for full or partial funding for personnel positions within established organizations will be considered.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: September 2, 2022
Award Date: November 2022

Grant applicants will be notified by mail of the Board’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 William and Minnette Goldsmith Foundation 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 the William and Minnette Goldsmith Foundation.

Questions?

Contact Grants Administrator Dana S. Johnson at 234-458-2915 or djohnson@starkcf.org.


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Donate to the William and Minnette Goldsmith Foundation and support the community through its targeted philanthropy.

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