Stark Community Foundation Seeks Proposals for Youth Summer Programs

Stark Community Foundation is seeking grant proposals for its SummerTime Kids initiative from now until Friday, March 13 at 4:30 p.m.

SummerTime Kids provides grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to be used for summer programs benefitting Stark County youth. Proposals will be reviewed by a volunteer committee of donors and community members, and preference will be given to programs that:

  • Challenge youth to learn and grow through educational programs and activities
  • Address mental health needs of youth
  • Help reduce summer learning loss at local libraries
  • Teach youth financial literacy
  • Provide summer meals and snacks in low-income areas
  • Engage youth in arts and culture
  • Introduce youth to new experiences on area college campuses
  • Serve a diverse location or populations of youth

In order to be considered for funding, grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization in good standing with the IRS and located within Stark County or directly benefitting Stark County. Requests will also be considered from tax-exempt private agencies and government entities.

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.

SummerTime Kids grants are made possible through the generous support of Stark Community Foundation donors who want to make a difference in the community. Since inception in 1992, SummerTime Kids has provided more than $1 million in support of local programs that are enriching and fun for children during the summer.

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

About Stark Community Foundation
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