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Grant Application Information

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant through Stark Community Foundation. Please read through the information provided to assist you in the application process.

Grant Area

Deadline Date

Decision Month

Community Responsive Grants

No deadline

8-10 weeks (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 must wait one year before reapplying. 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.
  • View our 2018 Community Impact Report to learn more about what recent projects we have funded.

Review Process

Once your application is received, the Grants Administrator will process the application and will notify you by mail that the application has been received. You will also be notified at this time if your application is missing any required documentation. Once all required documents are received, the grant request is reviewed by the Grants Review Committee. You may at this stage be contacted for an interview and/or site visit. After all of the grant applications have been reviewed, the Grants Review Committee will make a recommendation to the Stark Community Foundation Board of Directors who makes the final decision. You will be notified of this decision within one-to-two weeks after the Board meets.


Canton Regional SCORE
The Foundation has partnered with Canton Regional SCORE, a non-profit located in Stark County, to provide workshops to local nonprofit organizations. Topics include structuring a board of trustees, developing a business plan, structuring a marketing plan, establishing outcomes and performance indicators, complying with IRS requirements, and financing and budgeting.

Candid Learning is your destination for all of Candid’s live and on-demand trainings, webinars and other resources designed to improve your fundraising, overall sustainability, grantmaking and transparency.




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