Massillon Charitable Funds Awards $28,000 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 $28,000 in grants to local organizations serving the Massillon area.

Organizations receiving support in 2023 include:

  • Access Health Stark County – $4,000 to fund a portion of the salary of a Massillon community health worker who helps vulnerable Western Stark County residents navigate and access healthcare resources.
  • CommQuest Services – $2,000 to help restore and renovate four restrooms at Wilson Hall, a men’s residential recovery facility on its Massillon Recovery Campus.
  • Faith in Action of Western Stark County – $1,000 to support its team of volunteers who provide free transportation, respite and minor home repairs for homebound elderly members of the greater Massillon community.
  • Grace United Church of Christ – $1,000 to purchase food for its free community breakfast program in Massillon.
  • Legacy Project of Stark – $4,000 to help purchase a handicap-accessible ramp for its facility that offers mentorship and enrichment programs for Western County students and families.
  • Massillon Knights Foundation – $4,000 to help replace a dishwasher used for its weekly, free hot meal lunch program.
  • Spring Hill Historic Home – $2,000 to help replace and install ADA-compliant handrails around the Spring Hill property to enhance accessibility and visitor experience.
  • Stark County Hunger Task Force – $4,000 to provide 28,000 pounds of food to 12 pantries throughout Western Stark County.
  • VANTAGE Aging – $4,000 to support the Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio program and deliver 400 nutritious, fresh meals to Massillon senior citizens directly to their homes.
  • YMCA of Western Stark County – $2,000 to support its youth development programs.

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 over 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 more than $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.

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