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A local philanthropic collaborative announced today the first round of funding totaling over $240,000 to organizations on the frontline of the COVID-19 response.
First round grant recipients include:
The local philanthropic collaborative, led by Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and Stark Community Foundation, works together to review grant applications and makes funding decisions. First round of funding was generously provided by Paul and Carol David Foundation, Deuble Foundation, Health Foundation of Greater Massillon, Hoover Foundation, North Canton Medical Foundation, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and Stark Community Foundation. In addition, funding was provided by Stark Community Foundation’s Immediate Impact Alert Fund, a flexible funding source that mobilizes resources quickly to organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Second round of funding is currently underway and will be announced next week along with additional contributors to this community-wide effort.
Apply for help
Local 501(c)(3) organizations, schools, churches and government entities affected by COVID-19 are eligible to apply for future rounds of emergency funding. Currently, priority is given to programs that provide:
The local philanthropic collaborative has responded to the increased need for food through a partnership with the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank to serve Stark County partner sites. In addition, individuals seeking emergency financial assistance with rent and mortgage payments should contact United Way of Greater Stark County.
The COVID-19 funding opportunity is intended to fill needs that are currently not being addressed through federal, state and local governmental resources. For application instructions, contact Anne Savastano, grants and operations manager at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, at email@example.com or (330) 454-5800, ext. 304.
Support your community
While local foundations are funding these emergency grants from their own endowments, Stark Community Foundation is currently accepting donations of any size to its Immediate Impact Alert Fund. Donations to this fund will continue to support organizations affected by COVID-19.
Here’s how people can support their community during the COVID-19 crisis: