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Racial Equity Workshop Planned for December 8

Date: November 19, 2021

Stark Community Foundation is offering free community access to the Racial Equity Institute’s virtual Groundwater workshop on Wednesday, December 8 from 1 – 4 p.m. through Zoom. The Groundwater workshop is a three-hour introduction to racial equity where participants will deepen their understanding of structural racism and racial disparities. The workshop uses stories and data to present a perspective that shows how racism is fundamentally structural in nature. By examining characteristics of modern-day racial inequity, the... Continue Reading

Immediate Impact Alert: Flooding Leaves 52 Local Residents Without Homes

Immediate Impact Alert: Flooding Leaves 52 Local Residents Without Homes

Date: November 19, 2021

Connie Samples and Bradley McKinney were among residents who spent the night inside the YWCA on cots after their building was vandalized and flooded. Photography via Lori Steineck, The Canton Repository Around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, a man broke into Canton YWCA's Gateway House II and tore down the sprinkler system, causing the entire building to flood and damaging the electrical system. More than 50 residents living in the transitional housing building in downtown Canton were immediately... Continue Reading

Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 25 with Lighthouse Ministries

Date: October 29, 2021

Learn how Lighthouse Ministries makes holiday dreams come true for Southeast Canton families through its Christmas Store, where those in need can purchase presents for their children at a discounted price. About Straight from StarkStraight from Stark is a new 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. Catch up on other Straight from Stark episodes on our YouTube... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Announces New Stark County Neighborhood Partnership Program

Stark Community Foundation Announces New Stark County Neighborhood Partnership Program

Date: October 27, 2021

Stark Community Foundation (SCF) announced today a new program in partnership with Community Building Partnership of Stark County, Inc. (CBP) to improve and expand neighborhood revitalization efforts in Stark County. This new Stark County Neighborhood Partnership Program will provide neighborhood associations and community organizations with additional programming, training opportunities, expanded communication and financial support. “This partnership is a perfect match because both Stark Community Foundation and Community Building Partnership share a common goal to empower as... Continue Reading

Social Change Activist to Award Non-Discrimination Grants to Nonprofits

Social Change Activist to Award Non-Discrimination Grants to Nonprofits

Date: October 18, 2021

Stark County native and activist Craig Covey has dedicated his life to advocating for marginalized communities. Now, he’s awarding non-discrimination grants to local organizations as a way to continue to support racial, cultural and sexual minorities in our community. Through the recently established Craig Covey LGBT and Diversity Pride Fund at Stark Community Foundation, he plans to award $5,000 to Stark County nonprofits that have or plan to adopt non-discrimination clauses in their staff, board, volunteer... Continue Reading

3rd Annual THINKBIG Scheduled for October 17-23

Date: October 12, 2021

From October 17-23, Stark Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Stark County are hosting THINKBIG, a weeklong event of community conversations centered on poverty. The county-wide event is designed to bring people together to discuss community needs and brainstorm ideas for how Stark County can work together to drive positive change. During the week, nearly 50 THINKBIG community conversations will take place virtually and in person across Stark County. Residents will come together in small... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Receives $16.7M Gift, Largest Fund in Its History

Stark Community Foundation Receives $16.7M Gift, Largest Fund in Its History

Date: September 30, 2021

Stark Community Foundation announced today the Fred F. Silk Charitable Foundation has transitioned from a private non-operating foundation to a charitable fund of Stark Community Foundation, making the $16.7 million investment the largest fund established in SCF history. When considering a succession plan, the trustees of the 31-year-old Fred F. Silk Charitable Foundation decided the best option was to transition to a charitable fund of Stark Community Foundation. The partnership with SCF provides several advantages, including... Continue Reading

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