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NOTE: If your organization’s need is related to COVID-19, please apply for a Community Responsive Grant.

Stark Community Foundation and its family of donors help improve the lives of area residents by providing Community Responsive Grants to local organizations in support of community-based programs and services. Grants are awarded from the Foundation's Community Charitable Fund to areas such as arts, education, environment, health, human services and neighborhoods. Donors also provide grant funding in scholarships and directly to organizations through their established Donor Advised Funds, Designated Funds and Field of Interest Funds.

Grant Area

Deadline Date

Decision Month

Community Responsive Grants


8-10 weeks (on average) after applying

Please note:

  • Proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis in order to respond to ever-changing needs and opportunities that benefit the community.
  • Organizations may only submit one application for consideration. If awarded, organizations will not be eligible for additional grant dollars until the grant period is closed. If declined, organizations must wait one year before applying (for the same project).
  • SCF will not award a Community Responsive Grant to an organization for more than three consecutive years.

Please click the links below to learn more about our policies and guidelines and grant instructions before applying.




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330 454 3426

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