Grants Available to Fight Hunger in Stark County

Local organizations finding long-term solutions to hunger can apply for the third round of Future of Food Security funding through Stark Community Foundation. The application deadline is Friday, June 16 at 4:30 p.m.

In order to be considered for funding, grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization in good-standing, a tax-exempt private agency or a government entity located within Stark County or directly benefitting Stark County.

Desired projects will be a collaborative, multi-organization effort that will noticeably improve the landscape of food security in Stark County.

One‐year planning grants are available for a maximum of $15,000 per project, and implementation grants are available over a one‐to‐three year time period with a maximum award of $100,000 per project.

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 August.

For more information, contact Grants Administrator Dana S. Johnson at 330-454-3426 or

Since 2013, Stark Community Foundation has been leading an effort to fight food insecurity in Stark County. After receiving a high volume of grant requests focused on hunger relief, the Foundation commissioned a study to learn more about the hunger issues facing individuals and families in our community. To maximize our impact, we partnered with The Paul & Carol David Foundation and Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton to invest nearly $500,000 to date in local organizations that are finding long-term solutions to hunger. Some of the organizations that have benefited from Future of Food Security funding include Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Alliance Community Pantry, Minerva United Methodist Church, Pegasus Farm, Stark County Hunger Task Force and Walsh University.

About Stark Community Foundation
Stark Community Foundation is the community’s trusted partner in giving to over 700 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 $145 million to nonprofits since 1963. Learn more at

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