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THINKBIG 2020 Results

Date: February 17, 2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in THINKBIG 2020! We are grateful for your passion and commitment to racial equity and inclusion in Stark County. 2020 was a pivotal moment in our country shining a bright light on issues of race and racism. Stark Community Foundation felt it was vital that we, as a community, dive deeper into one of the topics discussed in 2019’s THINKBIG– inclusion. The week-long, virtual THINKBIG centered on racial equity and... Continue Reading

HFGM Seeks Health and Wellness Grant Proposals

Date: February 11, 2021

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM), a supporting foundation of Stark Community Foundation, is accepting grant proposals for its spring grant cycle until Friday, February 26 at 4:30 p.m. Grants are made to entities recognized as tax-exempt charities under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and governmental entities. 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 Wayne... Continue Reading

Protecting Stark’s Future Calls for Proposals to Reduce Child Poverty

Date: February 11, 2021

Stark Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Stark County recently released a request for proposals (RFP) for Protecting Stark’s Future, an initiative seeking to address child poverty in Stark County. The nonprofit partners are accepting proposals for planning and implementation grants from eligible organizations until April 1, 2021. This funding opportunity is in response to the 2020 release of Protecting Stark’s Future: A Call to Coordinate Child Poverty Strategies, a research-based report outlining why Stark... Continue Reading

Massillon Community Charitable Fund Grant Deadline Approaching

Date: February 4, 2021

Massillon Community Charitable Fund, a component fund of Stark Community Foundation, is accepting grant applications from area organizations until Monday, February 22 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 in good standing... Continue Reading

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

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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.

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