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Immediate Impact Alert: Fire Alarm System

Immediate Impact Alert: Fire Alarm System

Date: November 28, 2018

Immediate Impact Alert Stark Community Foundation created Immediate Impact Alerts to provide you with all the need-to-know information about our community’s greatest needs as well as a way to effectively and immediately respond. The Need The Ken Weber Community Campus at Goodwill, located in downtown Canton, is a one-stop social services center that houses over 20 nonprofits under one roof. Established in 2009 by Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, the centrally-located campus allows agencies... Continue Reading

Neighborhood Showcase and Town Hall Meeting to be Held October 8

Date: October 1, 2018

The 14th annual Neighborhood Showcase and Town Hall Meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on October 8 at the McKinley Grand Hotel, located at 320 Market Avenue South in downtown Canton. Hosted by Stark Community Foundation’s nonpartisan Canton Neighborhood Leadership Council, the event will showcase Canton’s neighborhood associations and their community projects plus candidates on the November ballot (for Canton offices only) who responded to the invitation to participate. The event will give candidates the... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Invests $385,000 in Economic Development

Date: September 28, 2018

Stark Community Foundation recently awarded $385,000 in grants in support of three county-wide economic development initiatives. “As a community foundation, one of our funding priorities is economic development because we believe it is the catalyst to addressing the root cause of social problems within communities,” said Mark J. Samolczyk, president and CEO of Stark Community Foundation. “Our 2017 research study, Strengthening Stark, provided a clear picture of the current economic and social health of Stark County... Continue Reading

Smart Giving Strategy: Charitable Bunching

Smart Giving Strategy: Charitable Bunching

Date: September 28, 2018

For many generous individuals and families, charitable giving will look much different this year because of the new tax law. Under the new tax law, the standard deduction is now nearly double –$12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples– making it harder for people to itemize on their tax return and benefit from the charitable income tax deduction. One solution: Charitable Bunching with a Donor Advised Fund Charitable BunchingBunching your charitable donations has the potential to maximize... Continue Reading

New Donor Portal Launching October 1

Date: September 7, 2018

Stark Community Foundation strives to make giving easy, simple and flexible. To continue improving our services to our fundholders, we have upgraded to a new fund management software to enhance 24/7 accessibility through an online platform. We are pleased to partner with Foundant Technologies, a company specializing in making philanthropy easier and more impactful. Foundant’s cloud-based solutions focus on making day-to-day tasks streamlined and more efficient. Beginning October 1, DonorCentral, our current online program, will no longer... Continue Reading

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon Deadline Approaching

Date: August 21, 2018

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM), a supporting foundation of Stark Community Foundation, is accepting grant proposals for its fall grant cycle. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, August 31. Grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization, school, church or government entity in good standing with the IRS. Proposals must demonstrate well-planned programs and activities that promote physical, emotional and mental health and also directly impact residents living in Western Stark, Northern Tuscarawas or Eastern... Continue Reading

The Women's Fund Awards Nearly $17,000 to Local Nonprofits

The Women's Fund Awards Nearly $17,000 to Local Nonprofits

Date: June 11, 2018

Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, families and businesses in our community, The Women's Fund of Stark Community Foundation recently awarded nearly $17,000 in grants to Stark County nonprofit organizations to assist underserved women and children of all ages, cultures, ethnicities, races and abilities. This year’s grant recipients include: Canton Museum of Art$5,000 to help support 15 art therapy sessions in collaboration with the YWCA to use art experiences to reconcile emotional conflicts, manage addictions, develop... Continue Reading

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