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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

Massillon Charitable Funds Awards Nearly $25,000 to Area Organizations

Date: June 11, 2018

Two charitable funds at Stark Community Foundation – Massillon Community Charitable Fund and Arthur P. Underhill and Martha Q. Underhill Charitable Fund – recently awarded nine grants totaling nearly $25,000 to area organizations serving the Massillon community. This year’s grant recipients include: The Arc of Ohio – $2,000 to support a four-week summer camp for school-aged children with developmental or intellectual disabilities Massillon Area Greenways – $1,500 to design and print promotional materials Massillon Museum – $4,000 to purchase... Continue Reading

Funding Available for Youth Summer Programs

Date: March 1, 2018

Stark Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals for its SummerTime Kids initiative from now until March 9 at 4:30 p.m. SummerTime Kids provides grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to be used for imaginative and unique summer programs with an emphasis on character and education. Guided by a volunteer committee and Foundation staff, SummerTime Kids awarded over $70,000 last year to fund a myriad of programs such as educational activities, day camps and theatre classes. In order... Continue Reading

Grant Deadline Approaching for Massillon Community Charitable Fund

Date: February 12, 2018

The deadline for area organizations to submit grant proposals to Massillon Community Charitable Fund, a component fund of Stark Community Foundation, is Monday, February 26 at 4:30 p.m. Massillon Community Charitable Fund awards grants annually to local organizations making a difference in Western Stark County. A seven-member advisory committee, made up of Massillon area residents, reviews grants proposals and makes all funding decisions. In order to be considered for funding, grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Celebrates Record-Breaking Year of Philanthropy

Stark Community Foundation Celebrates Record-Breaking Year of Philanthropy

Date: February 8, 2018

Stark Community Foundation surpassed its all-time record in grantmaking and fundraising in 2017, awarding a record $9.8 million in grants and raising $18 million in new and planned gifts – all thanks to the caring philanthropists in our community. “I’m amazed each year by the generosity of our family of donors,” said Mark J. Samolczyk, president and CEO of Stark Community Foundation. “2017’s record-breaking year represents the growing power that philanthropy has in strengthening Stark County.” The... Continue Reading

Give Where You Live

Give Where You Live

Date: December 29, 2017

As young philanthropists, Ryan and Evrim Fulmer have decided to make Canton their lifelong home – and their giving shows. Although Canton is Ryan’s hometown, Evrim is originally from Turkey. They met while working at the same investment firm in Cincinnati and later moved to New York before tying the knot and planting roots in Canton. “When we first moved to Canton, I started getting involved in local organizations as a way to meet new people,” Evrim... Continue Reading

Families Helping Families

Families Helping Families

Date: December 29, 2017

Gerald “Jerry” Schroer, Sr. was well known for being a leader in healthcare and a respected entrepreneur in the Canton community. What people may not know is that he kept a quiet presence as a generous individual, always looking out for others. In 1973, Jerry and his wife, Sue, founded The Schroer Group, a familyowned company that serves patients statewide through entities such as Altercare, Absolute Health Services and Avalon Foodservice. Nearly everyone has come into... Continue Reading

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