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A local philanthropic collaborative recently awarded its fifth and sixth rounds of COVID-19 emergency grants totaling more than $100,000. To date, more than $1.2 million has been mobilized to area organizations affected by the pandemic.
Fifth and sixth 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. Fifth and sixth rounds of funding were generously provided by the Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation, Deuble Foundation, Gessner Family Foundation, Health Foundation of Greater Massillon, Hoover Foundation, Massillon Rotary Foundation, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, Stark Community Foundation and Timken Foundation of Canton. Funding was also 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. Many individuals, families and businesses have donated to this fund.
The seventh round of funding and additional contributors to this community-wide effort will be announced at a later date.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: