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Stark Community Foundation Celebrates Record-Breaking Year of Passionate Philanthropy

Date: January 26, 2022

Thanks to the generosity of many, Stark Community Foundation is celebrating a record-breaking year of passionate philanthropy. The Foundation and its family of donors raised a record-breaking $48.8 million in new and planned gifts, awarded $14.3 million in grants and created an all-time high of 43 new charitable funds. “Stark County is fortunate to have so many passionate residents who want to make a difference in our community, and we’re honored to help them support the... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Invites Grant Proposals

Date: January 25, 2022

Stark Community Foundation invites grant proposals through its competitive Community Responsive Grants Program. Proposals demonstrating well-planned programs that address existing or emerging community issues will be considered. Eligible applicants must be a tax-exempt private agency, 501(c)(3) organization (that is recognized as a public charity) or government entity and provide services to the Stark County community. Proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis to allow Stark Community Foundation to respond quickly to the ever-changing needs in Stark County,... Continue Reading

COVID Updates

Date: December 29, 2021

In light of the increasing COVID cases in Ohio and high hospitalizations in our area, Stark Community Foundation’s physical office is open by appointment only to keep our staff and community members safe. Our meaningful work with donors, nonprofits and community partners is important to us and our team is working remotely to best meet your needs. Browse our staff directory to connect directly with one of our team members, or email us at info@starkcf.org with any... Continue Reading

Carroll County Foundation Spreads Joy this Holiday Season

Carroll County Foundation Spreads Joy this Holiday Season

Date: December 21, 2021

A Toys for Tots warehouse in Carroll County tragically caught fire on December 6, destroying toys for 3,000 local children. The warehouse, located in Sherrodsville, housed approximately $8,000 worth of donated toys that would soon be distributed to families in need this holiday season. Bob Stratton, a Marine veteran who organizes the yearly toy drive for area children, shared they were expecting an additional trailer full of toys, but fortunately, the delivery was delayed. Stratton’s business,... Continue Reading

Mary Helen Petrus Joins Stark Community Foundation Team

Mary Helen Petrus Joins Stark Community Foundation Team

Date: December 17, 2021

Mary Helen Petrus recently joined Stark Community Foundation’s team as Senior Program Officer. In this new role, she will support the Foundation’s competitive and responsive grantmaking program, review and analyze funding proposals, continue research and data initiatives that guide our grantmaking and assist in evaluating strategic collaboratives to address community challenges. Petrus comes to Stark Community Foundation from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Community Development Department, where she served in roles of increasing responsibility since 2008.... Continue Reading

Making Education a Possibility for All

Making Education a Possibility for All

Date: December 10, 2021

When you grow up with two educators as parents, you learn to appreciate the value of education from an early age—and this was especially true for Darlene Drage. “Getting an education was always important in our family,” said Darlene. Darlene’s dad, Dr. Raymond G. Drage, served the Stark County community for over six decades as a teacher, principal, district superintendent, county superintendent and county school board member. He started his career in a one-room school house, and... Continue Reading

Shaping the Lives of Our Youth

Shaping the Lives of Our Youth

Date: December 10, 2021

After spending more than 30 years living in Cincinnati while going to college, building careers and growing their family, Ralph and Janelle Lee headed north in 2017 to start a new chapter in Stark County. Four years later, the Lees have made Canton their home. Because of their philanthropic spirit, passion for giving back to youth-serving programs and interest in community development, the Lees have always sought out ways to be involved with organizations in the... Continue Reading

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Rooted in research, this report outlines why Stark County needs to intentionally work together to coordinate efforts and target resources to reduce child poverty.

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