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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

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

Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness

Date: December 29, 2017

Just a few short months after Jim Kettlewell passed away unexpectedly, his wife, Kathy, came across an email from an author trying to get in touch with Jim. As it turns out, Jim’s writing was going to be part of a book. His experience with a stranger in a Canton bookstore was to become part of a collection of inspiring, real-life stories of fate, friendship and the power of kindness. It was meant to be a... Continue Reading

5 Tips to Maximize Your Year-End Giving

Date: November 16, 2017

1. Create Your Legacy Begin your personal path to philanthropy by establishing a charitable fund at Stark Community Foundation. While you'll receive a tax break immediately, you will have time to research the charities you want to support and the flexibility to give when the time is right for you. To get started, contact Vice President of Advancement Bridgette L. Neisel at 330-454-7992 or bneisel@starkcf.org. 2. Add to Your Fund If you already hold a fund with... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Surpasses $250 Million in Assets

Date: October 3, 2017

Stark Community Foundation recently surpassed $250 million in assets thanks to the continued generosity of the Stark County community. The Foundation’s growing asset size not only strengthens the Foundation’s and its family of donors’ investment position, it also creates additional funds every year to benefit Stark County. Since 2008, the Foundation has increased its assets by 85%. “Our success is a result of kind people from all walks of life who feel passionately about making a difference... Continue Reading

Neighborhood Showcase and Town Hall Meeting to be Held October 9

Date: October 2, 2017

The 13th annual Neighborhood Showcase and Town Hall Meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on October 9 at the McKinley Grand Hotel, located at 320 Market Avenue S 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 and 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 Releases Economic Development Report

Date: August 30, 2017

Today, Stark Community Foundation released Strengthening Stark, a report that assesses the current economic and social health of Stark County. The report examines key community issues of demographics, education, employment, housing and resources that continue to shape our region. The Foundation commissioned and issued the report at the request of the Stark Civic Group, an informal group of organizational leaders from Stark County who share a commitment to moving our community forward by creating opportunities to... Continue Reading

Hurricane Harvey: How you can help

Hurricane Harvey: How you can help

Date: August 29, 2017

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. Thanks to the generosity of many supporters in our community, our last alert raised enough funds to clean and repair the Steel Industry murals in the Frank T. Bow Federal Building in downtown Canton and establish an endowment fund at Stark Community Foundation for... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Grant Deadline Approaching

Date: August 18, 2017

Stark Community Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for its fall discretionary grant cycle. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, September 1. Grant applicants must be tax-exempt private agencies, 501(c)(3) organizations or government entities located within Stark County or directly benefitting Stark County and in good standing with the IRS. The Foundation does not award grants to individuals except through scholarship funds. Projects that strengthen Stark County communities through economic development, education and neighborhood revitalization... Continue Reading

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon Seeks Health and Wellness Grant Proposals

Date: August 10, 2017

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM), a supporting foundation of Stark Community Foundation, is now accepting grant proposals for its fall grant cycle. The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday, 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... Continue Reading

Community Initiative to Repair Frank T. Bow Murals in Canton

Community Initiative to Repair Frank T. Bow Murals in Canton

Date: June 23, 2017  Author: Robert Wang, Canton Repository

A former Stark Common Pleas judge and the Stark Community Foundation have launched a fundraising drive to restore and slow the deterioration of the 13 historic murals at the Frank T. Bow building. Retired Common Pleas Judge Charles Brown said he and 28 current and former local judges have kicked off the drive by contributing $10,750, with more checks expected. The judges serve or have served on the federal courts, the 5th District Court of Appeals,... Continue Reading

Coleman Professional Services Partners with Stark Community Foundation

Date: June 16, 2017

The Coleman Foundation, established in 1988 as the Kevin Coleman Foundation, recently established collaborative working arrangements with Stark Community Foundation and two other community foundations in its service area to manage and develop the assets of its restricted and unrestricted endowments. The community foundations will work to increase the endowments in order to serve more individuals and families in need. Stark Community Foundation received $541,934 from several Coleman endowments. Those endowments provide funds for suicide prevention,... Continue Reading

Grants Available to Fight Hunger in Stark County

Date: June 7, 2017

Local organizations finding long-term solutions to hunger can apply for the third round of Future of Food Security funding through Stark Community Foundation. The application deadline is Friday, June 16 at 4:30 p.m. In order to be considered for funding, grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization in good-standing, a tax-exempt private agency or a government entity located within Stark County or directly benefitting Stark County. Desired projects will be a collaborative, multi-organization effort that will noticeably... Continue Reading

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon Announces Health and Wellness Grants

Date: May 31, 2017

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM), a supporting foundation of Stark Community Foundation, recently awarded more than $200,000 to local organizations to strategically address health and wellness issues facing residents living in Western Stark, Northern Tuscarawas and Eastern Wayne counties. Grants awarded during HFGM’s spring 2017 cycle include: AHEAD Inc. – $16,650 to hire a part-time behavioral coach to work with students at three Massillon elementary schools Arc of Ohio Stark County – $5,250 to provide scholarships fr... Continue Reading

Two Massillon Charitable Funds Partner to Make a Positive Impact in Western Stark County

Date: May 23, 2017

Two charitable funds at Stark Community Foundation – Massillon Community Charitable Fund and Arthur P. Underhill and Martha Q. Underhill Charitable Fund – recently awarded 10 grants totaling nearly $30,000 to area organizations serving the Massillon community. CommQuest Services – $2,000 to purchase furniture for its new female residential facility dedicated to serving women from Western Stark County who struggle with substance abuse disorder, located on the first floor of the Family Living Center Early Childhood Resource... Continue Reading

Meet Our New Board Chair: Chuck Dix

Meet Our New Board Chair: Chuck Dix

Date: April 26, 2017

Take a moment to learn more about Stark Community Foundation's new Board Chair G. Charles "Chuck" Dix, II. What’s it like working in the family business?I’ve been fortunate enough to work for my family’s business, Dix Communications for my entire professional career. Dix is a family-owned, fifth generation business headquartered in Northeast Ohio that connects communities through publications, digital media and radio. Family businesses are rewarding and come with unique challenges. Many family businesses are closely... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Partners with SCORE to Help Nonprofits Succeed

Stark Community Foundation Partners with SCORE to Help Nonprofits Succeed

Date: April 26, 2017

A local nonprofit that’s long been known for helping small business owners has been putting more of an emphasis on assisting nonprofits, thanks to the continued support from Stark Community Foundation. While Canton Regional SCORE has always offered free mentoring and training to nonprofits, it wasn’t until a conversation in 2011 that SCORE began expanding and tailoring its services to help nonprofits operate more effectively and efficiently. This enhanced effort started when Mike Johnson, then chairman... Continue Reading

Dana L. Patterson Named VP and CFO at Stark Community Foundation

Dana L. Patterson Named VP and CFO at Stark Community Foundation

Date: March 28, 2017

Dana L. Patterson, CPA, CGMA, has been named vice president and chief financial officer at Stark Community Foundation effective July 1, 2017, following the retirement of Patricia C. Quick, who has served as the Foundation’s VP and CFO for the past 25 years. Patterson most recently served as senior manager at Maloney + Novotny, LLC, one of Ohio’s largest full-service CPA firms. She has nearly 20 years of experience working in a variety of industries including... Continue Reading

Massillon Community Charitable Fund Grant Deadline Approaching

Massillon Community Charitable Fund Grant Deadline Approaching

Date: March 3, 2017

The deadline for area organizations to submit grant proposals to Massillon Community Charitable Fund, a component fund of Stark Community Foundation, is March 17. 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 in good standing with... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Grant Deadlines Approaching

Stark Community Foundation Grant Deadlines Approaching

Date: February 16, 2017

Stark Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals for its 2017 Fall Discretionary Grant Cycle and its SummerTime Kids initiative. The deadline to submit online proposals is March 3 and March 10 respectively. In order to be considered for funding, grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization in good-standing, tax-exempt private agency or government entity located within Stark County or directly benefitting Stark County. The Foundation does not award grants to individuals except through scholarship funds. Discretionary grants... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Awards a Record $9.1 Million, Raises $16 Million in 2016

Stark Community Foundation Awards a Record $9.1 Million, Raises $16 Million in 2016

Date: February 14, 2017

Stark Community Foundation and its family of donors set a new record in 2016 with $9.1 million in grants awarded to nonprofits making a difference in our community. The Foundation also raised $16 million in new and planned gifts – the third highest amount raised in its 54-year history. “These two achievements are strong indicators of a generous community committed to strengthening Stark County and moving our community forward,” said Mark J. Samolczyk, president and CEO... Continue Reading

From Metal to Memories

From Metal to Memories

Date: February 13, 2017

What once was a scrap metal yard on the corner of 14th Street and Cherry Avenue SE in Canton has since been transformed into a community gathering space for area neighbors. The Luntz Iron & Steel Co. used the property as a metal recycling facility decades ago until they moved the operation to another location in Canton. While the property sat vacant for many years, Greg Luntz and his family recently gifted the land to the... Continue Reading

Funding Our Future

Funding Our Future

Date: February 13, 2017

When Nancy Rothermel received a handmade, four-foot thank you card in the shape of a school bus decorated with children's photos and covered in handwritten signatures of all sizes and colors, she was excited to say the least. “It was such a nice gesture,” she said. “I really was taken back by it. To create something like that … it took time and thoughtfulness. I appreciate seeing the impact my uncle’s fund is having at Gibbs.” Nancy’s... Continue Reading

Investing in Economic Development

Investing in Economic Development

Date: February 13, 2017

Stark Community Foundation believes economic development serves as the catalyst for addressing the root cause of social problems within communities. As one of the Foundation’s key focus areas, it is investing in two economic development projects that have the potential to shape the future of Stark County — the Hercules project and Stark County Farm. Both projects will create jobs, increase tax revenue and stimulate the economy, all the while producing better outcomes for individuals... Continue Reading

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon Seeks Health and Wellness Grant Proposals

Date: February 1, 2017

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM), a supporting foundation of Stark Community Foundation, is now accepting grant proposals for its spring grant cycle. The deadline to submit proposals is Tuesday, February 28. In order to be considered for funding, grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization (including schools, churches and government entities) 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... Continue Reading

Career Opportunity: Donor Relations Associate

Date: January 20, 2017

Career Opportunity: Donor Relations AssociateJob Description About Stark Community FoundationStark Community Foundation is the community’s trusted partner in giving to over 700 individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits that have created charitable funds to impact the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible. 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. The Foundation and its... Continue Reading

Amy Weisbrod Joins Stark Community Foundation Staff

Date: January 13, 2017

Amy Weisbrod recently joined Stark Community Foundation’s staff as director of donor relations and program officer. Born and raised in Stark County, Weisbrod has worked in the nonprofit sector her entire professional career. She most recently served as executive director of Stark County Hunger Task Force (SCHTF) where she led the efforts to feed nearly 30,000 individuals in our community each month. Prior to leading SCHTF, she served as director of The Foundation for Community Betterment... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Provides Support for Catholic Charities' Adult Day Services Program

Date: January 4, 2017

Stark Community Foundation recently awarded nearly $25,000 to Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties to purchase new tables and chairs for its Adult Day Services program in Louisville, Ohio. The Adult Day Services program offers a safe and secure environment for older adults who are in need of supervision or assistance with daily living activities while family caregivers are at work or attending to other responsibilities. The program also provides opportunities for socialization, exercise, planned... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Receives Third Largest Gift in History

Stark Community Foundation Receives Third Largest Gift in History

Date: December 1, 2016

ABOVE: HFGM Board Chair Christopher V. Goff and SCF President Mark J. Samolczyk Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM) recently joined Stark Community Foundation (SCF) as a supporting foundation, making its nearly $8 million investment the third largest gift in SCF’s 53-year history. HFGM’s Board of Directors began investigating options after HFGM’s president announced his retirement in January 2016. After evaluating several options, including replacing its president, the Board concluded it was in the best interest of... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Fills $3M Gap in Hercules Project Funding

Stark Community Foundation Fills $3M Gap in Hercules Project Funding

Date: November 10, 2016

ABOVE: Rendering of the Hercules project Stark Community Foundation recently closed a $3 million funding gap for the Hercules project by providing a five-year loan for the redevelopment of the former Hercules Motors Company site in downtown Canton. In order to complete phase one of the project, the funding gap needed to be addressed. The first phase, which includes the creation of 90 market-rate apartments covering three acres of the site, is expected to cost more than... Continue Reading

Partnership with The Canton Repository Highlights Positive Happenings in Our Community

Partnership with The Canton Repository Highlights Positive Happenings in Our Community

Date: November 7, 2016

In partnership with The Canton Repository, every Monday, Stark Community Foundation is highlighting positive happenings in our community. From education to business, from neighborhoods to nonprofits, from restaurants to sports, The Heart of Stark defines who we are and reflects our sense of pride in Stark County. Our community is a great place to live, learn, work, play and raise families -- fueled by dedicated and collaborative people making a positive impact in our own... Continue Reading

Local Foundations Invest Nearly $500,000 to Fight Hunger in Stark County

Local Foundations Invest Nearly $500,000 to Fight Hunger in Stark County

Date: October 3, 2016

Stark Community Foundation, The Paul & Carol David Foundation and Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton recently announced their second round of food security funding, bringing their total investment in this initiative to nearly $500,000 to date. Stark Community Foundation recognized the growing issue of hunger in our community and embarked on a long-term effort in 2013 to address the food security challenges facing Stark County and its residents. Since then, a comprehensive research study has... Continue Reading

Women's Fund Celebrating 10th Anniversary

Date: September 28, 2016  Author: By Denise Sautters / Repository staff writer

Helping the most vulnerable in our community is the trademark of The Women's Fund, part of the Stark Community Foundation."I have never been one of those people who can do it all at one time, but I can make a difference where help is needed as a member of The Women's Fund," said Laurie Keeney, chairman of the fund's advisory committee. "The Women's Fund demonstrates the power of collective giving." It is an "everlasting investment in... Continue Reading

Neighborhood Showcase and Town Hall Meeting to be Held October 10

Date: September 26, 2016

The 12th annual Neighborhood Showcase and Town Hall Meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 10 at the McKinley Grand Hotel, located at 320 Market Avenue S. Hosted by Stark Community Foundation’s nonpartisan Canton Neighborhood Leadership Council, the event will showcase Canton’s neighborhood associations and their community projects and candidates on the November ballot who responded to the invitation to participate. Those candidates will answer questions on a number of topics. The event... Continue Reading

Meet Our Women's Fund Chair: Laurie Keeney

Date: September 8, 2016

Laurie Keeney, Chair of The Women’s Fund Advisors Committee Explain what The Women’s Fund is for those who aren’t familiar.The Women’s Fund is an endowment fund created to provide funding for programs that enhance the lives of women and children less fortunate in Stark County. By using endowed funds, we are ensuring that future generations will also benefit. In addition, the Fund seeks to encourage women to become leaders in philanthropy and to educate them about... Continue Reading

Foundation Announces First Cycle of 2016 Discretionary Grants Program

Date: September 8, 2016

Stark Community Foundation recently announced more than $350,000 in grants to support community organizations that offer much-needed services and programs to Stark County residents. Three organizations receiving funding during the Foundation’s first discretionary grant cycle include MAPS Air Museum, Stark County Historical Society and YMCA of Western Stark County. MAPS Air Museum was awarded $15,000 to support its 2016-2017 educational programming. The museum will receive $10,000 outright, and $5,000 is contingent on MAPS raising funds from individual... Continue Reading

Local Foundations Purchase Stark County Farm for $2.25 Million

Local Foundations Purchase Stark County Farm for $2.25 Million

Date: August 22, 2016

Area foundations take on major role in Stark County economic development Six local foundations recently pooled their resources to purchase the Stark County Farm, a 327-acre farm located in the village of Navarre and Perry Township for $2.25 million. Their intent is to develop the land into a Class A Industrial Park, generating economic growth and job creation for our community. The public-private partnership is being funded by Stark Board of Trade, LLC, a nonprofit created by... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Grant Deadline Approaching

Date: August 15, 2016

Stark Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals for the second cycle of its 2016 Discretionary Grant Program. The deadline to submit online proposals is Friday, September 2. In order to be considered for funding, grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization in good-standing, a tax-exempt private agency or a government entity located within Stark County or directly benefitting Stark County. The Foundation does not award grants to individuals except through scholarship funds. Projects that strengthen Stark... Continue Reading

Massillon Community Charitable Fund to Honor 2016 Grant Recipients at Annual Breakfast

Date: May 27, 2016

Massillon Community Charitable Fund, a component fund at Stark Community Foundation, will honor eight local organizations at a breakfast on June 10 at Massillon Eagles #190, located at 303 Weirich Blvd. NW. The breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. and the program and awards will begin at 8 a.m. During the breakfast, Massillon Community Charitable Fund will award more than $25,000 in charitable grants. Local organizations receiving funding include Massillon Knights Foundation, Meals on Wheels of Stark... Continue Reading

Five organizations fighting hunger in Stark County

Date: May 26, 2016  Author: Jessica Holbrook, The Repository

Area organizations are working together to combat hunger in Stark County. According to a 2015 report from the Stark Community Foundation, more than 57,000 people in Stark County — about 15 percent of the population — are food insecure. That means they don't have regular access to the food needed to live a healthy, active lifestyle. More than 20,000 of those facing hunger are children. The Foundation mobilized to change those statistics. Together with The Paul and... Continue Reading

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HOF President David Baker Speaks at NLC Meeting

Date: May 11, 2016

Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker served as the keynote speaker on May 9, 2016 at Stark Community Foundation’s Neighborhood Leadership Council Meeting. His presentation focused on how the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Hall of Fame Village project will have an impact on Stark County as a whole, including the neighborhoods in the area. Continue Reading

Meet Our Board Chair: E. Lang D'Atri, Esq.

Date: May 4, 2016

E. Lang D’Atri, Esq.Chair, Stark Community Foundation Board of Directors and Distribution Committee How did you first get involved with Stark Community Foundation?My involvement started in 1963, following the death of my Great Aunt, Rosa Langenbach, the widow of Edward Langenbach. Edward’s trust was instrumental in the formation of Stark Community Foundation. Following her death, family members and close family advisors including Dale Hall, Corliss Hostetler, Paul Belden and representatives of the Timken family held a... Continue Reading

Future of Food Security Forum Planned for May 25

Date: May 3, 2016

Stark Community Foundation will convene a Future of Food Security Forum on May 25 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Barrette Center at Walsh University. Taking a proactive approach to address food security in the county, Stark Community Foundation released a report that examined hunger issues as well as identified resources and opportunities in order to feed those in Stark County. In August 2015, the Foundation, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and the Paul... Continue Reading

Tom Ferrero Receives 2016 J.S. "Sandy" Sanders Award of Merit

Date: April 15, 2016

Tom Ferrero, past Stark Community Foundation Board Chair, received the 2016 J.S. "Sandy" Sanders Award of Merit from Massillon WestStark Chamber of Commerce on April 7. This award is given annually to an individual worthy of recognition for loyalty, devotion and continuing endeavors in making the Massillon area a better place to live, work and play. Tom served as a member of Stark Community Foundation's Board of Directors and Distribution Committee for 11 years, including a... Continue Reading

Western Stark Free Clinic Continues to Make an Impact

Date: March 28, 2016

Western Stark Free Clinic’s mission is alive and well today, thanks to the creation of a charitable fund in its name. After the Clinic closed in December 2014, the Clinic’s board transferred its remaining assets to Stark Community Foundation to create The Western Stark Free Clinic Charitable Fund. For 15 years the Clinic provided primary medical and dental care for residents of Western Stark County. That mission continues today through its charitable fund, which distributes grants... Continue Reading

The Women's Fund Awards More Than $12,000 to Local Nonprofits

Date: March 14, 2016

In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, The Women’s Fund, a permanent endowment fund of Stark Community Foundation, recently awarded more than $12,000 to Stark County nonprofit organizations that foster opportunities for women and children of all ages, cultures, ethnicity, races and abilities. This year’s grant recipients include: Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health $1,871 to support its Wholehearted Movement Program, which focuses on helping adolescents who suffer from mental illness with discovering the mind-body connective nature of... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Grant Deadline Approaching

Date: February 12, 2016

Stark Community Foundation is accepting proposals for two charitable grant programs – the first cycle of its 2016 Discretionary Grant Program and its SummerTime Kids Program. The deadline to submit online proposals is March 4 and March 11 respectively. In order to be considered for funding, grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization in good-standing, tax-exempt private agency or government entity located within Stark County or directly benefitting Stark County. The Foundation does not award grants... Continue Reading

Chamber attracts help from MAGNET

Date: February 9, 2016  Author: Shane Hoover

The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and a Cleveland-based nonprofit are teaming up to help small and medium-sized manufacturers. The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network, better known as MAGNET, has opened an office in the Chamber’s building at 222 Market Ave. N. The venture between MAGNET and the Chamber is funded by the Stark Community Foundation, the Fund for Our Economic Future and the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Stark Community Foundation has given MAGNET $30,000 to bring its... Continue Reading

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Stark Community Foundation Celebrates Record-Setting Year

Date: January 19, 2016

Thanks to the generosity and passion of Stark Community Foundation’s fund holders, 2015 was a record-setting year for the Foundation. The Foundation set a historic all-time high for fundraising, generating $17.6 million in new and planned gifts, $9.3 million of which was in outright gifts and $8.3 in planned gifts. In addition, Stark Community Foundation and its donors awarded $8.3 million in grants to nonprofits – the highest in its 53-year history. “Not only did we... Continue Reading

Writing History

Date: January 8, 2016

Kathleen Fernandez Hillibish knew from the time she was in second grade that she wanted to work in history. Shortly after taking an education course at Otterbein University in the fall of 1967, she decided that becoming a history teacher wasn’t the right career path for her. “Now that I think about it, I’ve been teaching history all my life … just in another way,” she said. Early on in her career, Kathleen took a job at... Continue Reading

Caddies Chase Educational Dream

Date: January 8, 2016

Exactly 20 years ago, the Congress Lake Club and members of the Club established a scholarship fund at Stark Community Foundation to memorialize long-time member Norman J. Tschantz. In 1998, the scholarship expanded with a matching gift from the Deuble family in memory of another Congress Lake legacy, Walter C. Deuble. They were both strong supporters of Congress Lake and passionate about the game of golf. Because the Congress Lake Caddy Program is the beneficiary of... Continue Reading

Creating a Better Stark County

Date: January 8, 2016

When ArtsinStark started down the path five years ago of developing a strategic plan that would broaden and strengthen its story, it did so with a compelling vision – a vision designed to integrate the arts into long-term plans for economic development in five communities by the year 2020. In the early phases of this ambitious plan, ArtsinStark knew that in order to support these dreams it would need at least a $25 million endowment. ArtsinStark... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Scholarship Season to Begin January 7

Date: January 5, 2016

Stark Community Foundation's scholarship season will begin on Thursday, January 7 and will close on Friday, April 1, 2016. For more information, visit: http://www.starkcf.org/grants-and-scholarships/for-students Continue Reading

SCF Launches Charitable Giving Card Program

Date: November 16, 2015

Stark Community Foundation is now offering Charitable Giving Cards, a unique and meaningful way to give back to the community. These cards encourage philanthropy while supporting organizations that are making a difference in the community. Available in denominations of $25, $50 and $100, giving cards are the perfect gift to celebrate any holiday or special occasion. Charitable Giving Cards work just like retail gift cards, but instead of redeeming the card at a store, the recipient... Continue Reading

Karen Soehnlen McQueen Joins Stark Community Foundation Board

Date: October 1, 2015

Stark Community Foundation announced today the appointment of Karen Soehnlen McQueen to its Board of Directors for a five-year term. McQueen is an appointment by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Joining Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA in 1984 as its first female attorney, she now serves as a director at the firm. Her practice focuses on employment litigation and labor, representing clients throughout widely-diversified industries. A Litigation Counsel of America Fellow, McQueen’s a frequent... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation's Food Security Grants Announced

Date: August 28, 2015

In Stark County alone, 15.3% of the population (57,730 people) and 23.8% of children (20,650) are considered “food insecure.” In an effort to address this issue, Stark Community Foundation (SCF), in collaboration with The Paul and Carol David Foundation and Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, announced today that nearly $250,000 in grants have been awarded to local organizations that are working to ensure food security in the county. In 2013, SCF took a proactive approach... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Grant Deadline Approaching

Date: August 18, 2015

Stark Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals for the second cycle of its 2015 discretionary grantmaking program. The deadline to submit online proposals is Friday, September 4. In order to be considered for funding, grant applicants must be either a 501(c)(3) organization in good-standing, tax-exempt private agency or government entity located within Stark County, Ohio only or directly benefitting Stark County. The Foundation does not award grants to individuals except through scholarship funds. Projects that strengthen... Continue Reading

Massillon Area Community Civic Trust Fund Announces 2015 Grantees, New Trustees

Date: June 17, 2015

Five local nonprofits recently received grants totaling $13,470 through the Massillon Area Community Civic Trust Fund, a field of interest fund at Stark Community Foundation. Since the Fund’s inception, nearly $60,000 has been distributed for the benefit of the Massillon community. 2015 Grant Recipients: AHEAD Inc.$3,270 to support a new program in the Massillon City School District, SWAG (Students With A Goal), aimed at preparing students with life skills. Boys & Girls Club of Massillon$4,000 to purchase tables... Continue Reading

Women's Fund of Stark Community Foundation Continues to Make an Impact in Our Community

Date: May 15, 2015

In 2006, a group of 12 women came together with one main goal – to make a difference in the lives of women and children. From 12 they have grown to 182 donors with assets over $300,000 with over $60,000 in grants distributed back to the community since its inception. Five local nonprofits recently received grants totaling $10,929 through the Women’s Fund, an endowment fund of Stark Community Foundation. 2015 Women’s Fund Grant Recipients: Mercy Medical Center$2,830 to... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Announces Sirak to Board of Directors

Date: February 20, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stark Community Foundation Announces Sirak to Board of Directors CANTON, Ohio (February 20, 2015) – Stark Community Foundation announced the appointment of Gary D. Sirak to its Board of Directors and Distribution Committee for a five-year term. Sirak was a public appointment by the Foundation’s Trustee Banks Committee. He replaces Thomas W. Schervish who completed two five-year terms plus four additional years. Gary is a native of Canton and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

Date: February 6, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stark Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications For Discretionary Grants and SummerTime Kids Program CANTON, Ohio (February 6, 2015) – Stark Community Foundation announces two grant award opportunities for local organizations; the first cycle of the 2015 Discretionary Grantmaking period and its SummerTime Kids Program. Discretionary Grants are awarded to areas including Education, Economic Development, and Neighborhood Revitalization. Grants are made to: 501(c)(3) organizations in good-standing, tax-exempt private agencies, and government entities located within Stark County, Ohio... Continue Reading

The Future of Food Security in Stark County

Date: January 29, 2015

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About names Mark Samolczyk one of Stark County's 10 Most Influential

Date: January 7, 2015

About names Mark Samolczyk, President of Stark Community Foundation, one of Stark County’s 10 Most Influential! Congratulations Mark! Continue Reading

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Lost But Not Forgotten

Date: November 25, 2014

An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) specialist, Sgt. Daniel J. Patron proudly wore the uniform of the United States Marines until he was killed on Aug. 6, 2011, while serving his third tour of duty, trying to defuse a roadside bomb in Sangin, Afghanistan. He was 26 years old. Those he left behind — his wife, parents, a brother and sister-in-law, many relatives and countless friends — have dedicated themselves to telling Dan’s story, celebrating his life... Continue Reading

Searching for a Cure

Date: November 25, 2014

When Dick Nicely noticed a trembling in his left thumb at age 53, he wasn’t thinking Parkinson’s disease. The diagnosis of the incurable disease surprised the local business owner, but he didn’t try to hide his condition and he wasn’t immobilized by fear. He became one of the area’s most passionate advocates for Parkinson’s research. For the past 15 years, Dick has been active in several national organizations, including the Parkinson’s Action Network in Washington, D.C.,... Continue Reading

Continuing a Legacy

Date: November 25, 2014

The Visiting Nurse Society, from its founding in 1898, served the health care needs of Stark County residents. After taking care of generations, the organization decided to cease operations — and Stark Community Foundation was there to help the Visiting Nurse Society continue its legacy of providing quality health care to the community. Beginning in 1905, before Stark County had a city or county health department or an immunization program, the blue-uniformed women of the Visiting... Continue Reading

Thanks to Stark County Hunger Task Force for recognizing SCF as a top hunger fighter!

Date: November 18, 2014

Thanks to Stark County Hunger Task Force for recognizing Stark Community Foundation as a top hunger fighter at an appreciation dinner on November 6th at the Community Campus at Goodwill. The Foundation was honored, along with other Stark County Hunger Task Force supporters and partners, as a result of our recent efforts with examining food insecurity in Stark County. We are honored to collaborate with Stark County Hunger Task Force in the continued effort to... Continue Reading

The Women's Fund Annual Gathering

Date: November 7, 2014

The Women’s Fund Endowment of Stark Community Foundation recently held its Annual Gathering at Arrowhead Golf Club to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of four Stark County nonprofit organizations. Congratulations to the 2014 grant recipients: Alliance for Children and Families – Conducted the video series from Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University lectured by local retail banking representatives, partnered with Mount Union University aides, and then hosted a celebratory banquet with all participants. Boys and... Continue Reading

SCF congratulates and is proud to support SCORE

Date: October 23, 2014

Canton Regional Chapter named SCORE District Chapter of the Year The Canton Regional Chapter of SCORE has been named district chapter of the year for 2014. (SCORE operates on a fiscal year that begins on October 1 and ends on September 30.) The chapter set new highs for in-person counseling sessions (585), workshops (27), workshop attendees (531) and total client services (1,249). The year marked the chapter's third straight of establishing new highs. In addition to in-person... Continue Reading

Funders Collaborate to Advance a Growing Economy for Northeast Ohio

Date: September 11, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fund for our economic future approves $1.9m of grants to support job creation in northeast ohio Grants will go to economic development engines BioEnterprise, JumpStart, MAGNET ELYRIA, OH--SEPT. 11, 2014--The Fund for Our Economic Future (the Fund), a collaboration of 50 funders, including foundations, higher education institutions, health care systems, businesses, and others, has approved up to $1.9 million of grants to support the job creation efforts of regional economic development organizations BioEnterprise,... Continue Reading

Date: August 8, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORMER MASSILLON RESIDENT LEAVES A LEGACY OF SUPPORT Trustees of the Massillon Area Community Civic Trust Fund to assist in charitable giving CANTON, Ohio (August 6, 2014) A day shy of her 94th birthday, Martha Q. Underhill passed away. However, her and her husband’s legacy will continue forever through the Arthur P. Underhill and Martha Q. Underhill Charitable Fund at Stark Community Foundation. Income generated from the Fund will be used to... Continue Reading

FORMER MASSILLON RESIDENT LEAVES A LEGACY OF SUPPORT

Date: August 8, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trustees of the Massillon Area Community Civic Trust Fund to assist in charitable giving CANTON, Ohio (August 6, 2014) A day shy of her 94th birthday, Martha Q. Underhill passed away. However, her and her husband’s legacy will continue forever through the Arthur P. Underhill and Martha Q. Underhill Charitable Fund at Stark Community Foundation. Income generated from the Fund will be used to make charitable grants in the Massillon area where Martha... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

Date: August 5, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CANTON, Ohio (August 5, 2014) - Stark Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals for its second cycle of the 2014 Discretionary Grantmaking period. Grants are made to: 501(c)(3) organizations in good-standing, tax-exempt private agencies, and government entities located within Stark County, Ohio only or directly benefiting Stark County. The Foundation does not award grants to individuals except through scholarship funds. Request for funding for the Discretionary Grants program is accepted only through our online... Continue Reading

Hundreds honor fallen soldier with memorial ride

Date: July 21, 2014

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The Women's Fund Announces 2014 Grant Recipients

Date: July 17, 2014

The Women's Fund Endowment of Stark Community Foundation announces its 2014 grant award recipients. Alliance for Children & Families - $2,600 for a series of Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University classes for women and their families at risk, lecture by local investment analyst, and celebratory banquet with Mount Union student aides. Boys and Girls Club of Massillon - $2,694 to educate youth in planning and setting life goals. Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties - $1,649 for... Continue Reading

Charitable Bill Going to House Floor

Date: July 15, 2014

House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI-4) and Ways and Means Committee Member Tom Reed (R-NY-23) met with the Council’s Public Policy team on Capitol Hill this morning to discuss an important piece of legislation to protect charitable giving and support American philanthropy. These House leaders are enthusiastic that H.R. 4719—a package of charitable tax provisions— will be going to the House floor for a vote on Thursday. This single bill includes all of the... Continue Reading

Scott Warner looks beyond the Father's Day holiday in recognition for fellow Gold Star dads

Date: June 17, 2014

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Princess Run 5k bike ride for late fiancée

Date: June 9, 2014

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Good neighbor policy alive and well in Stark

Date: June 2, 2014

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SCF Partners with Canton Student Loan Foundation in Providing Funds to Stark County Students

Date: March 24, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CANTON, Ohio (March 24, 2014) – Stark Community Foundation (SCF) announces that the Canton Student Loan Foundation (CSLF) has established a fund that will assist them in their mission to provide low-interest loans to Stark County students in their pursuit of a post-secondary education. The Canton Student Loan Foundation Charitable Fund will provide an additional funding stream for their revolving pool of funds. As students pay back their loans, these funds go back into... Continue Reading

SCF Partners with Prescription Assistance Network and the Honoring of Nancy H. McPeek

Date: March 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CANTON, Ohio (March 17, 2014) – Stark Community Foundation announced today that the Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County, Inc. (PAN) has established a fund in their name and that of Nancy H. McPeek, a dedicated Board Member, Board President, volunteer and supporter of the Organization. The Prescription Assistance Network/In Honor of Nancy H. McPeek Endowment Fund will help perpetuate the agency’s continuing work to provide access to prescription medications and education to... Continue Reading

McPeek endowment to help fund Prescription Assistance Network

Date: March 17, 2014

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Historic Milestone For Stark Community Foundation

Date: March 6, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CANTON, Ohio (March 6, 2014) – Stark Community Foundation celebrated a remarkable year of philanthropic firsts. Thanks to the generosity of nearly 600 hundred individuals, families, businesses and organizations, our total assets have surpassed the $200 million mark! 2013 also marked the second highest year in contributions to the Foundation, with donors providing $11.8 million in new dollars. From the Foundation’s beginnings in 1963 with matching grants from the Edward A. Langenbach Trust and... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Reports Record Year

Date: March 6, 2014

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Stark Community Foundation Announces Perry to Board of Directors

Date: February 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECANTON, Ohio (February 20, 2014) – Stark Community Foundation announced the appointment of Stephen A. Perry to its Board of Directors and Distribution Committee for a five-year term. Perry, who recently retired after serving eight years as Executive Director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was a public appointment by the Foundation’s Trustee Banks Committee. He replaces Robert J. DeHoff who completed two five-year terms. Steve holds a bachelor degree in accounting from... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

Date: February 5, 2014

Stark Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications For Discretionary Grants and SummerTime Kids Program CANTON, Ohio (February 5, 2014) - Stark Community Foundation announces two grant award opportunities for local organizations; the first cycle of the 2014 Discretionary Grantmaking period and its SummerTime Kids Program. Request for funding for the Discretionary Grants program is accepted only through our online grant application process. To access the grant application, please visit www.starkcf.org and click on the “Apply... Continue Reading

Scholarship Information Available for 2014-2015

Date: January 30, 2014

CANTON, Ohio (January 29, 2014) – Stark Community Foundation’s Scholarship Information for the 2014--2015 academic year is now available. Stark Community Foundation is one of Stark County’s major sources of college scholarship support. Thanks to many generous donors, we offer a variety of scholarships including: Elementary and High School, Undergraduate, Nursing, Vocational, Technical, Graduate Programs, Loans and scholarships for students outside of Stark County. Last year, through the generosity of our donors, the Foundation’s scholarship funds... Continue Reading

Generational Fund Creates Legacy of Giving

Date: November 28, 2013

For Walter and Wilda “Betty” Bortz, family meant everything. With Stark Community Foundation’s help, their core values – prudency and charity toward others – will be passed on to generations of their family, and their commitment will continue to benefit the community they loved. In their North Canton home, Walter and Betty raised four children – Bob, Dick, Bill and Peggy – and attended services at Community Christian Church, in the shadow of the Hoover Company. After... Continue Reading

Foundations Join Forces to Offer Low-Interest Loans For Graduate Students

Date: October 7, 2013

CANTON, Ohio (October 3, 2013) – Stark Community Foundation (SCF) today announced that they have partnered with the Canton Student Loan Foundation (CSLF) to offer low-interest college loans to Stark County graduates pursuing graduate-level studies beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year. Funds will be distributed from the George H. and Anna Casper Scholarship Trust, the first education fund established at SCF in 1972. Since its inception, the Casper Loan program has assisted hundreds of... Continue Reading

SCF to offer low-interest college loans

Date: October 5, 2013

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The Women's Fund Annual Gathering

Date: September 19, 2013

The Women’s Fund Endowment of Stark Community Foundation recently held its Annual Gathering at the Barrette Center at Walsh University to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of six Stark County nonprofit organizations. Congratulations to the 2013 grant recipients:Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter – providing support group services. Canton Preschool – providing subsidized quality child care to enable mothers to work. Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) – preparing child care administrators to train staff for program readiness. Hartville Migrant Council... Continue Reading

SCF Establishes Fund with Major Investment from North Canton Medical Foundation

Date: September 12, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stark Community Foundation Establishes Fund with Major Investment from North Canton Medical Foundation CANTON, Ohio (September 12, 2013) – Stark Community Foundation (SCF) today announced that the North Canton Medical Foundation (NCMF) has established a fund that will enable NCMF to financially support local health and wellness programs for generations to come. The investment is the second largest in Stark Community Foundation’s 50-year history, bringing SCF’s total assets to more... Continue Reading

Scholarship Fund Benefits Local Students

Date: August 19, 2013

Stark County-Stark Community Foundation and former members of the Board of the MassillonYWCA are turning a heartbreaking decision into a favorable outcome by partnering to offer scholarships for female residents of Western Stark County. In December 2010, the YWCA was forced to discontinue all its programs and close its doors due in part to financial reasons as well as cuts in government funding for child care. The following year, contents of the building were auctioned... Continue Reading

Congratulations to World Class Center of Philanthropy

Date: August 15, 2013

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Stark Community Foundation Quiet Supporter Since 1963

Stark Community Foundation Quiet Supporter Since 1963

Date: August 1, 2013  Author: Charita Goshay

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No Room For Hopelessness Here

Date: July 30, 2013

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Stark Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

Date: July 15, 2013

Stark Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications Stark County-Stark Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for the second cycle of the 2013 discretionary grantmaking period. Applications must be submitted to the Foundation no later than Friday, August 2nd. Organizations should... Continue Reading

SummerTime Kids Program Reaches Milestone of $1 Million in Grants

Date: May 15, 2013

Stark County, Ohio-Stark Community Foundation’s SummerTime Kids program has exceeded $1 million in grants with the announcement of its 2013 awards. The program, now in its 21st year, provides charitable grants of $500 to $2,000 to imaginative and unique summer programs with an emphasis on character and community service. The 2013 process was guided by alumni of Leadership Stark County, who were charged with reviewing applications and awarding grant dollars. The following organizations received funding... Continue Reading

Neighborhood Partnership Grant Program Recipients

Neighborhood Partnership Grant Program Recipients

Date: May 1, 2013

The 17th Annual Celebrate Neighborhoods Dinner recognizes organizations in Canton who are making good things happen in the neighborhood. Congratulations to our 2013 Neighborhood Partnership Grant Program recipients! Phase I Neighborhood Grant Awards East Lincoln Highway $ 2,952.00 Maple Parks Neighborhood Association $ 3,000.00 Neighborhood of Edgefield-Washington Park $ 1,482.00 Souers Involved Neighborhood Association $ 3,000.00 Southeast Neighborhood Association $ 3,000.00 Southwest Investment for Tomorrow $ 3,000.00 Phase II Neighborhood Grant Awards A Coming Together in Our Neighborhood $ 6,000.00 Affairs of the Community $ 5,660.00 Colonial Heights Neighborhood Association $ 3,995.00 Concerned Citizens of the 4th... Continue Reading

SCF Board Approves First Quarter Grants

Date: April 17, 2013

Stark Community Foundation’s Board of Directors approved $191,682 in discretionary grants in its March meeting to fifteen area nonprofit organizations. ArtsinStark: $15,000 for “Birth of the NFL” Public Artwork Buckeye Career Center Foundation, Inc.: $7,000 for Buckeye Newsletter and Scholarship Awards Hospice of Tuscarawas County, Inc.: $20,000 for a Pet Services Volunteer CoordinatorHolly Hills Little League of Canton, Ohio: $6,250 for permanent outfield fencing for the Challenger Division Field.Invent Now, Inc.: $10,000 for Camp InventionThe Massillon... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Begins Second 50 Years

Stark Community Foundation Begins Second 50 Years

Date: January 7, 2013  Author: Mark Samolczyk

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SCF Matching $500,000 in Donations

Date: November 14, 2012

Since 1963, Stark Community Foundation has been connecting the generosity of people with the charitable causes that are important to them. In honor of Stark Community Foundation’s 50th Anniversary, which will be celebrated in 2013, the Foundation is continuing this mission through the “give BIG Stark County” matching initiative-a first for the Community Foundation. These matching funds, coupled with donors’ generosity, will ultimately have a tremendous impact in our community. “For 50 years the Foundation... Continue Reading

SCF Announces More Than $1.1 Million in Grant Awards

Date: October 30, 2012

Stark Community Foundation’s Board of Directors granted $1,146,083 in discretionary grants during the second and third quarter toward community programs and services serving Stark County. Of the approved grants, $50,050 has been awarded to Northeast Ohio Medical University for the ongoing research project for Parkinson’s disease. The funds come from the Irene H. Smith Memorial Fund in Stark Community Foundation, created in part to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Also receiving funding is MAPS Air Museum.... Continue Reading

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