Stark Community Foundation Grant Deadline Approaching

Stark Community Foundation is accepting proposals for two charitable grant programs – the first cycle of its 2016 Discretionary Grant Program and its SummerTime Kids Program. The deadline to submit online proposals is March 4 and March 11 respectively.

In order to be considered for funding, grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization in good-standing, tax-exempt private agency or government entity located within Stark County or directly benefitting Stark County. The Foundation does not award grants to individuals except through scholarship funds.

Discretionary grant proposals that strengthen Stark County communities through economic development, education and neighborhood revitalization are given priority.

SummerTime Kids is a grantmaking initiative of Stark Community Foundation. Guided by a volunteer committee and Foundation staff, it provides grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to be used for imaginative and unique summer programs with an emphasis on character and education.

Request for funding is accepted only through the Foundation’s online grant application system. To apply and learn more about the Foundation’s grantmaking instructions and policies, visit and click on the “Grants and Scholarships” tab. Grant recipients will be announced in May.

Grants to the community are made possible through contributions from visionary donors who want to make a difference in the community.

For more information, contact Dana S. Johnson, grants administrator, at 330-454-3426 or

About Stark Community Foundation
Stark Community Foundation is the community’s trusted partner in giving to over 650 individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits that have created charitable funds to impact the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible. Ranked in the top 10 percent of community foundations in the United States today, Stark Community Foundation is committed to serving donor needs and strategically addressing local issues. The Foundation and its family of donors have granted more than $136 million to nonprofits since 1963. Learn more at

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