The Women's Fund Awards Over $18,000 to Local Nonprofits

Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, families and businesses in our community, The Women's Fund of Stark Community Foundation recently awarded over $18,000 in grants to Stark County nonprofits to assist local underserved women and children.

This year’s grant recipients include:

Canton Calvary Mission
$3,000 to support CAPS (Calvary after-school program) for children in kindergarten through high school. The program provides healthy snacks, enrichment activities, one-on-one tutoring and graduation action plans. Funds will be used for program supplies and materials as well as field trips and special events.

Domestic Violence Project
$2,000 to provide adult and children residents of its emergency shelters with admission to activities and events for the Adult and Child Empower Hour Project. Empower Hours include outings to community events, which promote bonding and healthy, seasonal family activities such as visits to the fair, bowling alley, movie theater and more.

$2,339 to support the Shorb beautification project through planting a garden for the local neighborhood. The Circle Garden will provide a habitat for hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and more. It will be an opportunity for participants to learn about gardening and ecology, in addition to creating a peaceful space for public recreation. Funds will be used to purchase various garden supplies, bushes, plants and trees.

Hannah’s House 119
$3,000 to assist 2019 summer programming as added structure for participants during the summer months. Activities include cooking, sewing, dance, yoga, art and Bible study, along with three outings to local destinations. The classes build life skills and provide a healthy outlet for emotion and coping. Funds will be used for programming and outings.

RAM Ministries
$5,000 to support Women of Courage, a training program designed to assist women who are struggling in the Alliance community by helping them obtain jobs, find purpose in life, exhibit excellent character and set goals for themselves and their families. The program consists of weekly one-on-one sessions and group classes for a minimum of eight weeks depending on the women’s needs. Funds will be used for bus passes, cooking supplies, crock pots, personal legal documents and job interview clothing.

Tiqvah Hands of Hope
$3,000 to support a licensed therapist for the Mindfulness program which counsels students to build self-esteem, self-efficacy and other critical aspects for developing and maintaining a healthy sense of self. The program assesses each student’s strengths and interests, and then teaches skills to support those strengths, overcome weaknesses and be successful in school, the community and future employment.

About The Women’s Fund
The Women’s Fund was established in 2006 by 12 visionary women as a permanent endowment of Stark Community Foundation to benefit future generations; increase vital funding for programs that advance the economic, educational, physical, emotional, social, artistic and personal growth of women; and educate and inspire women to become leaders in philanthropy. The interest area of this fund includes nonprofit agencies and their programs or projects that meet the needs of underserved women and children in Stark County. Since inception, more than $120,000 has been awarded to local nonprofits. Contributions in any amount are welcome and can be made online at or mailed to Stark Community Foundation, 400 Market Avenue North, Suite 200, Canton, Ohio 44702.

About Stark Community Foundation
Stark Community Foundation is the community’s trusted partner in giving for over 760 individuals, families, businesses and organizations 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 $170 million to nonprofits since 1963. Learn how you can simplify your giving and amplify your impact through the Foundation’s Center for Partners in Philanthropy at

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