Supporting Health and Wellness: HFGM Accepts Grant Proposals

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM), a supporting foundation of Stark Community Foundation, is accepting health and wellness grant proposals for its spring grant cycle until Wednesday, February 28 at 4:30 p.m.

Eligible applicants must be a tax-exempt private agency, 501(c)(3) organization (that is recognized as a public charity) or government entity. Proposals must demonstrate well-planned programs and activities that promote physical, emotional, behavioral and/or mental health and also directly impact residents living in Western Stark, Northern Tuscarawas or Eastern Wayne counties.

HFGM’s board of directors, comprised of local active and retired business professionals, will review grant proposals and determine which projects will be funded in May. The board places significant emphasis on data-driven philanthropy and strongly advises that grant proposals incorporate community data. To better understand the community conditions influencing HFGM’s geographic funding areas, including data regarding poverty, education, income, housing and health outcomes, refer to under the Resources section.

Visit to apply online and learn more about HFGM. Only online applications will be accepted.

For more information, contact Grants Administrator Dana S. Johnson at 234-458-2915 or

About Health Foundation of Greater Massillon
Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM) was created when Massillon Community Hospital and Akron General Medical Center entered into a joint venture in 1999. Committed to supporting innovative health and wellness initiatives, a foundation was created to ensure resources would be available to support such causes. HFGM works closely with organizations to strategically address health and wellness issues facing residents living in Western Stark, Northern Tuscarawas or Eastern Wayne counties, particularly those who are economically disadvantaged. Learn more at

About Stark Community Foundation
Stark Community Foundation is the community’s trusted partner in giving to hundreds of individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits that have created more than 950 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 $250 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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