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Over the course of nine weeks, a local philanthropic collaborative including Stark Community Foundation mobilized $1.46 million in COVID-19 relief to area organizations serving Stark County’s most vulnerable. Of the $1.46 million awarded, $491,000 came directly from the Foundation's Immediate Impact Alert Fund, a flexible funding source that directly supports organizations affected by COVID-19.
From March to May, the philanthropic collaborative funded more than 30 organizations on the frontline of the COVID-19 response. Funding provided food, pandemic childcare, mental health services, shelter and homeless services and assistance to homebound seniors. The collaborative was intended to fill needs that were not currently being addressed through federal, state and local governmental resources.
COVID-19 grantees included:
The local philanthropic collaborative, led by Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and Stark Community Foundation, worked together each week to review grant applications and make funding decisions. Other foundations involved in the collaborative were Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation, Paul and Carol David Foundation, Deuble Foundation, Gessner Family Foundation, William and Minnette Goldsmith Foundation, Health Foundation of Greater Massillon, Hoover Foundation, Massillon Rotary Foundation, North Canton Medical Foundation and Timken Foundation of Canton.
Although this funding collaborative is no longer accepting applications, eligible organizations can still apply for a Stark Community Foundation COVID-19 Responsive Grant. To learn more and apply, visit www.starkcf.org.