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Social Change Activist to Award Non-Discrimination Grants to Nonprofits

Social Change Activist to Award Non-Discrimination Grants to Nonprofits

Date: October 18, 2021

Stark County native and activist Craig Covey has dedicated his life to advocating for marginalized communities. Now, he’s awarding non-discrimination grants to local organizations as a way to continue to support racial, cultural and sexual minorities in our community. Through the recently established Craig Covey LGBT and Diversity Pride Fund at Stark Community Foundation, he plans to award $5,000 to Stark County nonprofits that have or plan to adopt non-discrimination clauses in their staff, board, volunteer... Continue Reading

3rd Annual THINKBIG Scheduled for October 17-23

Date: October 12, 2021

From October 17-23, Stark Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Stark County are hosting THINKBIG, a weeklong event of community conversations centered on poverty. The county-wide event is designed to bring people together to discuss community needs and brainstorm ideas for how Stark County can work together to drive positive change. During the week, nearly 50 THINKBIG community conversations will take place virtually and in person across Stark County. Residents will come together in small... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Receives $16.7M Gift, Largest Fund in Its History

Stark Community Foundation Receives $16.7M Gift, Largest Fund in Its History

Date: September 30, 2021

Stark Community Foundation announced today the Fred F. Silk Charitable Foundation has transitioned from a private non-operating foundation to a charitable fund of Stark Community Foundation, making the $16.7 million investment the largest fund established in SCF history. When considering a succession plan, the trustees of the 31-year-old Fred F. Silk Charitable Foundation decided the best option was to transition to a charitable fund of Stark Community Foundation. The partnership with SCF provides several advantages, including... Continue Reading

Racial Equity Workshop Planned for September 7

Date: September 1, 2021

Stark Community Foundation is offering free community access to the Racial Equity Institute’s virtual Groundwater workshop on Tuesday, September 7 from 1 – 4 p.m. through Zoom. The Groundwater workshop is a three-hour introduction to racial equity where participants will deepen their understanding of structural racism and racial disparities. The workshop uses stories and data to present a perspective that shows how racism is fundamentally structural in nature. By examining characteristics of modern-day racial inequity, the... Continue Reading

Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 24 with Girls on the Run

Date: August 4, 2021

In this month's episode of Straight from Stark, hear from the leaders of Girls on the Run East Central Ohio about its programs that inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident through fun experiences integrated with running and exercise! About Straight from StarkStraight from Stark is a new video series where you will hear directly from dynamic leaders in our community about how their organizations are creatively continuing their services and making a difference. Catch up... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Announces Inaugural Protecting Stark’s Future Grant Recipients

Stark Community Foundation Announces Inaugural Protecting Stark’s Future Grant Recipients

Date: July 29, 2021

Stark Community Foundation today announced nearly $430,000 in inaugural Protecting Stark’s Future grants to 12 organizations to address child poverty in Stark County. In partnership with the United Way of Greater Stark County, Protecting Stark’s Future supports collaborative community-based solutions to reduce child poverty at the neighborhood level. This initiative grew from recent data-driven work and the release of Protecting Stark’s Future: A Call to Coordinate Child Poverty Strategies, an eye-opening 2020 study of the child... Continue Reading

Massillon Charitable Funds Award $26,000 to Local Organizations

Date: July 14, 2021

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 $26,000 in grants to local organizations serving the Massillon area. This year’s grant recipients include: Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health – $2,000 to provide case management services to dialectical behavioral therapy clients from Western Stark County Hospice of Tuscarawas County – $4,000 to provide meaningful end-of-life experiences for Western Stark County... Continue Reading

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