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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

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