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Health Foundation of Greater Massillon

Founded in 1999, Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM) invests in innovative health and wellness programs and initiatives in Western Stark, Northern Tuscarawas and Eastern Wayne counties. Since its inception, HFGM has awarded more than $3 million to local organizations focused on improving the health and wellness of individuals and families in our community. Guided by a board of local active and retired business professionals, HFGM evaluates grant proposals from organizations twice a year.


HFGM was created when Massillon Community Hospital and Akron General Medical Center entered into a joint venture in 1999. Committed to supporting innovative health and wellness initiatives, a foundation was created to ensure that resources would be available to support such causes. HFGM joined Stark Community Foundation's family of donors in 2016 as a supporting foundation, which greatly enhanced HFGM's philanthropic impact. A key benefit to partnering with Stark Community Foundation is an approximate $100,000 in annual cost savings that will be reinvested into the community to support health and wellness programs.


To enable health status improvement, wellness activities and community well-being by investing in nonprofit organizations that provide services in our communities.


To inspire a healthier community.

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