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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

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