home > news

News and Reports

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

Start a Fund

Learn more about giving back to your community by working with Stark Community Foundation. Your Trusted Partner in Giving.


Contact us online or call
330 454 3426

Featured Story view all

Protecting Stark's Future Webinar

Protecting Stark's Future Webinar

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

Start a Fund