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Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

Our office is open by appointment only. Learn about the Foundation's response to COVID-19 »

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Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 2 with Canton Palace Theatre

Date: June 11, 2020

In our second Straight from Stark episode, hear from Georgia Paxos, executive director of the Canton Palace Theatre. The 1,500-seat venue has lost tens of thousands of dollars due to cancelled and rescheduled events. However, during these tough times, the Palace has been creative about providing entertainment through Facebook Live and raising money through curbside concessions. In this episode, you'll learn about: how the local entertainment industry has been impacted by COVID-19 creative ways the Palace (and other... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Launches Straight from Stark Video Series

Date: June 4, 2020

Straight from Stark is a new weekly video series where you will hear directly from dynamic leaders in our community about how their organizations are creatively continuing their services and making a difference. Episode 1: YWCA Canton In our first Straight from Stark episode, hear from Kate Sedgmer of the YWCA Canton. She is the director of marketing & volunteer coordination who started her new role during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, you'll learn about: how the YWCA... Continue Reading

COVID-19 Update

Date: June 3, 2020

Office OperationsFor the health and safety of our donors, local partners, staff and community, Stark Community Foundation's office at 400 Market Avenue North in downtown Canton is open by appointment only. Please contact our staff directly to schedule an appointment. You can also contact us at any time by calling 330-454-3426 or info@starkcf.org. Emergency FundingIn light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stark Community Foundation is focusing its community responsive grantmaking toward emergency funding. If you feel your... Continue Reading

Philanthropic Partners Distribute Fifth and Sixth Rounds of COVID-19 Emergency Grants

Philanthropic Partners Distribute Fifth and Sixth Rounds of COVID-19 Emergency Grants

Date: May 1, 2020

A local philanthropic collaborative recently awarded its fifth and sixth rounds of COVID-19 emergency grants totaling more than $100,000. To date, more than $1.2 million has been mobilized to area organizations affected by the pandemic. Fifth and sixth round grant recipients include: Epworth Nursery School – $10,000 to pay for utilities, food, disinfecting supplies and salaries for employees providing childcare to essential workers ICAN Housing – $37,000 to cover operational expenses for staff working remotely, provide additional security... Continue Reading

Local Philanthropic Collaborative Surpasses $1.1 Million in COVID-19 Relief

Local Philanthropic Collaborative Surpasses $1.1 Million in COVID-19 Relief

Date: April 23, 2020

Through a local philanthropic collaborative, nearly $500,000 in COVID-19 emergency relief was recently awarded during the collaborative’s fourth round of funding. To date, more than $1.1 million has been deployed to area organizations affected by COVID-19. Fourth round grant recipients include: Alliance Family Health Center – $10,000 to provide medical services to the Stark Housing Network Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio – $480,000 to cover fixed operating costs including the Ken Weber Community... Continue Reading

Local Philanthropic Collaborative Announces Round 3 COVID-19 Funding

Date: April 16, 2020

A local philanthropic collaborative recently awarded its third round of COVID-19 emergency grants. Four organizations received a total of $100,500 in the third round, bringing the collaborative’s collective response to nearly $600,000 in support of nonprofit partners serving Stark County’s most vulnerable. Third round grant recipients include: Aultman Women's Board Child Care Center – $25,000 to serve as a pandemic childcare site for Aultman Hospital's first responders Coleman Professional Services – $7,500 to help purchase cleaning supplies, personal... Continue Reading

Local Philanthropic Collaborative Announces Round 2 COVID-19 Funding

Date: April 9, 2020

A local philanthropic collaborative announced today the second round of COVID-19 funding totaling $254,000. This brings the collaborative’s collective response to nearly $500,000 in support of area organizations affected by COVID-19. Second round grant recipients include: Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health – $62,500 to pay for the professional cleaning of two locations, purchase cleaning supplies for all four locations, support operational expenses for staff working remotely and address other pressing needs Massillon Family YMCA – $25,000 to serve... Continue Reading

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