Massillon Charitable Funds Award Nearly $30,000 to Local Organizations

Two charitable funds at Stark Community Foundation – The Massillon Community Charitable Fund and The Arthur P. Underhill and Martha Q. Underhill Charitable Fund – recently awarded nearly $30,000 in grants to local organizations serving the Massillon area.

This year’s grant recipients include:

  • Girls on the Run East Central Ohio – $2,000 to provide scholarships for girls in Western Stark County schools to participate in its 2023 program.
  • Hammer & Nails, Inc. – $1,800 to implement a construction trades summer internship program for Massillon High School students.
  • Legacy Project of Stark – $1,250 to provide an in-school program liaison within the Massillon and Perry school districts.
  • Massillon Knights Foundation – $4,000 to repair a walk-in cooler for its weekly, free hot meal lunch program.
  • Massillon Museum – $4,000 to support the development of a new website.
  • Serving Area Military & Veterans Center – $4,000 to help purchase a forklift to transport food for its veteran pantry.
  • Stark County Hunger Task Force – $4,000 to provide 28,000 pounds of food to 12 pantries throughout Western Stark County.
  • StarkFresh – $1,250 to expand its mobile grocery market within the City of Massillon with a pre-order system.
  • Tri County Jobs for Ohio's Graduates – $2,000 to support academic intervention and career pathway programming for Massillon youth.
  • VANTAGE Aging – $4,000 to purchase equipment to help expand Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio’s frozen meal production operations.

About The Massillon Community Charitable Fund
Massillon Community Charitable Fund was created in 1982 when a group of civic leaders in Massillon came together to create a charitable legacy that would strengthen their community for years to come. For 40 years, generous individuals, families and businesses have financially supported the fund, collectively making a difference in the Massillon area. To date, the fund has awarded nearly $250,000 to local organizations. 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 The Arthur P. Underhill and Martha Q. Underhill Charitable Fund
Through their estate, the late Arthur P. and Martha Q. Underhill established a charitable fund at Stark Community Foundation that would benefit Massillon organizations in perpetuity. The Underhills entrusted the Massillon Community Charitable Fund to recommend areas of support from the dollars available from their fund at the Foundation.

About Stark Community Foundation
Stark Community Foundation is the community’s trusted partner in giving to more than 850 individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits that have created charitable funds to support causes they care about. 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. Since it was established in 1963, the Foundation and its family of donors have granted more than $215 million to nonprofits. Learn how you can simplify your giving and amplify your impact through our Center for Partners in Philanthropy at

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