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Stark Community Foundation Experiences a Year of Unparalleled Generosity

Date: January 27, 2021

In the face of hardship, a global pandemic and civil unrest, residents rallied together last year to show their support for one another, spurring an unparalleled year of generosity in Stark County. A record $27.8 million in outright and planned gifts were raised through Stark Community Foundation and $15.3 million in grants were awarded – making 2020 the largest fundraising and grantmaking year in Foundation history. “When faced with the challenges of COVID-19, our family of... Continue Reading

Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 19 with Stark Parks

Date: January 22, 2021

In episode 19 of Straight from Stark, hear from Jared Shive, public relations coordinator of Stark Parks, about how the pandemic brought many new and returning visitors to its network of 15 parks and 120 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. In this five-minute episode, you'll learn about: the sense of normalcy residents experienced as they safely enjoyed the parks during the chaos of the pandemic socially-distant and engaging activities including scavenger hunts, challenges and new outdoor... Continue Reading

Grieving to Giving

Grieving to Giving

Date: December 18, 2020

When Andrew “Andy” Hoffman passed away unexpectedly on March 25, 2017, he left his loved ones with vivid memories of his extraordinary selflessness, contagious positivity, competitive spirit, adventurous soul and inspirational persona. “He did everything to the extreme and usually succeeded,” recalled his mother, Ellen. “Even when he was a little kid, he was like that. He couldn’t just skateboard, he needed to learn how to skate down handrails and show off his tricks. He was... Continue Reading

Affordable Housing for a Better Future

Affordable Housing for a Better Future

Date: December 18, 2020

At first glance, Heritage House on High Avenue SW in the City of Canton looks like a 10-story, 100-unit apartment building. However, the building holds so much more meaning after serving our community for more than half a century, thanks to the foresight and passion of a local visionary and eight local churches. In the early 1960s, Henry Timken proposed purchasing a downtown city block, clearing it of structures and establishing a high-rise apartment building... Continue Reading

Funding Healthier Communities

Funding Healthier Communities

Date: December 18, 2020

In December of 1972, North Canton Medical Foundation (NCMF) opened its doors with five physicians who were passionate about making high-quality medical care accessible to our community. The medical practice was modeled after the Mayo Clinic, aiming to put the patients’ needs above all else. Over the next 40 years, the nonprofit, multi-specialty, independent medical practice grew into one of the largest in the state with seven operating locations in Stark and Tuscarawas counties. When its... Continue Reading

Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 18 with Community Legal Aid

Date: December 18, 2020

In our most recent Straight from Stark episode, hear from John Petit, attorney at Community Legal Aid, and learn about ways the nonprofit law firm is serving the legal needs of low-income individuals and families. In this episode, learn about: the services Legal Aid provides for the community its attorneys volunteering their expertise to serve others in need ways the pandemic has made unemployment and eviction concerns more pressing than ever before To learn more about the Community Legal... Continue Reading

Nonprofit Partners Release Stark County Child Poverty Report

Nonprofit Partners Release Stark County Child Poverty Report

Date: November 30, 2020

Today, Stark Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Stark County, in partnership with The Center for Community Solutions, released Protecting Stark’s Future: A Call to Coordinate Child Poverty Strategies. Rooted in research, the report outlines why Stark County needs to intentionally work together to coordinate efforts and target resources to reduce child poverty. Protecting Stark’s Future comes after a year spent analyzing the 2019 Stark County Community Assessment, a data report of more than 50... Continue Reading

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Protecting Stark's Future Webinar

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

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