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Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

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Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 5 with Local Arts Organizations

Date: July 2, 2020

In our fifth Straight from Stark episode, hear from a panel of local arts leaders, including Robb Hankins, president and CEO of ArtsinStark, Michelle Charles, president and CEO of Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Alex Coon, executive director of the Massillon Museum. In a time where we need inspiration more than ever, these area arts organizations have been hard at work bringing our community together through virtual events, digital programming and socially-distanced opportunities to appreciate... Continue Reading

Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 4 with Goodwill

Date: June 25, 2020

In our fourth Straight from Stark episode, hear from Anne Richards, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland & East Central Ohio. When it was forced to close its shopping locations in March, Goodwill Iost 90% of its revenue. That revenue provides the primary funding of the organization’s mission services, including rape crisis services, parenting classes and many other programs that support individual and community development. In this episode, you'll learn about: how COVID-19 has... Continue Reading

Local Philanthropic Collaborative Mobilizes $1.46 Million in COVID-19 Relief

Local Philanthropic Collaborative Mobilizes $1.46 Million in COVID-19 Relief

Date: June 24, 2020

Over the course of nine weeks, a local philanthropic collaborative including Stark Community Foundation mobilized $1.46 million in COVID-19 relief to area organizations serving Stark County’s most vulnerable. Of the $1.46 million awarded, $491,000 came directly from the Foundation's Immediate Impact Alert Fund, a flexible funding source that directly supports organizations affected by COVID-19. From March to May, the philanthropic collaborative funded more than 30 organizations on the frontline of the COVID-19 response. Funding provided food,... Continue Reading

Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 3 with TomTod Ideas

Date: June 17, 2020

In our third Straight from Stark episode, hear from Joel Daniel Harris, executive dreamer at TomTod Ideas. As a nonprofit with a service model centered around being with middle school students in-person, the new social distancing guidelines required TomTod Ideas to quickly adjust so that it could continue providing resources to middle schoolers, their educators and the community. In this episode, you'll learn about: ways TomTod Ideas has responded to challenges raised by COVID-19 including remote learning how... Continue Reading

Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 2 with Canton Palace Theatre

Date: June 11, 2020

In our second Straight from Stark episode, hear from Georgia Paxos, executive director of the Canton Palace Theatre. The 1,500-seat venue has lost tens of thousands of dollars due to cancelled and rescheduled events. However, during these tough times, the Palace has been creative about providing entertainment through Facebook Live and raising money through curbside concessions. In this episode, you'll learn about: how the local entertainment industry has been impacted by COVID-19 creative ways the Palace (and other... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Launches Straight from Stark Video Series

Date: June 4, 2020

Straight from Stark is a new weekly 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. Episode 1: YWCA Canton In our first Straight from Stark episode, hear from Kate Sedgmer of the YWCA Canton. She is the director of marketing & volunteer coordination who started her new role during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, you'll learn about: how the YWCA... Continue Reading

COVID-19 Update

Date: June 3, 2020

Office OperationsFor the health and safety of our donors, local partners, staff and community, Stark Community Foundation's office at 400 Market Avenue North in downtown Canton is open by appointment only. Please contact our staff directly to schedule an appointment. You can also contact us at any time by calling 330-454-3426 or info@starkcf.org. Emergency FundingIn light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stark Community Foundation is focusing its community responsive grantmaking toward emergency funding. If you feel your... Continue Reading

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