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As part of Stark Community Foundation’s SummerTime Kids initiative, nearly $40,000 in grants were awarded to area organizations to fund 19 youth summer programs in Stark County.
Earlier this year, an all-volunteer committee of community members reviewed grant proposals from local organizations and guided foundation staff on which youth summer programs to support. Grants are awarded up to $2,000 to imaginative and unique summer programs.
Three of this year’s funded SummerTime Kids programs are led by Domestic Violence Project, First Tee of Canton and YWCA Alliance.
Domestic Violence Project was awarded $2,000 to provide its clients’ children with themed summer programming ranging from self-confidence and health to animal adventures and exploring the arts.
First Tee of Canton was awarded $2,000 to engage youth in golf skill development and character education.
YWCA Alliance was awarded $2,000 to support Summer Explorers, an eight-week, hands-on enrichment program for elementary kids in Alliance aimed at curbing summer learning loss.
Other programs receiving SummerTime Kids support this year include:
These grants are made possible through the generous support of Stark Community Foundation donors who want to make a difference in the community. Since its inception in 1992, more than $1.5 million has been invested in the SummerTime Kids initiative to enrich local youth's lives.
As the community’s trusted partner in giving, Stark Community Foundation helps individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits achieve their philanthropic goals through a variety of charitable funds and strategic initiatives. Ranked in the top 10 percent of community foundations in the country, the Foundation and its family of donors have granted $215 million to nonprofits since 1963. Learn how you can simplify your giving and amplify your impact at www.starkcf.org.