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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

Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 17 with the Stark County Humane Society

Date: November 25, 2020

In episode 17 of Straight from Stark, Jackie Godbey, executive director of the Stark County Humane Society, about ways the Humane Society continues to care for and connect animals with their forever homes, even during the pandemic. In this five-minute episode, you'll learn about: the effect of COVID-19 on the animals and organization its current capacity and new renevations the increase in animal adoption rate due to the pandemic To learn more about the Stark County Humane Society, click here. About... Continue Reading

Straight from Stark: Episode 16 with Stark County Hunger Task Force

Date: November 11, 2020

In episode 16 of Straight from Stark, hear from Stephanie Sweany, assistant director of the Stark County Hunger Task Force, about the organization’s dedication to fighting hunger, especially during the pandemic. Between its emergency pantry, box meal program for seniors and Backpack for Kids Program serving local in-person and remote learning students, its food distribution work is needed in our community now more than never. In this five-minute episode, you'll learn about: the 750+ meal packages distributed... Continue Reading

2020 Year-End Grantmaking and Giving Deadlines

2020 Year-End Grantmaking and Giving Deadlines

Date: October 27, 2020

With 2021 right around the corner, we want to remind you of a few important dates to make the most of your end-of-year grantmaking and maximize available tax benefits for gifts made this year. Grantmaking If you want to support your favorite organizations before year's end through your charitable fund at Stark Community Foundation, be sure to submit your grant recommendations by Sunday, December 27, 2020. Grant recommendations can be made through the Donor Portal, email or... 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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