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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

Straight from Stark: Episode 15 with A Community Christmas

Date: October 27, 2020

You might not be thinking about the holiday season just yet, but those involved with A Community Christmas are. The all-volunteer organization is in the final stretch of its donation campaign to help provide assistance to nearly 1,000 Stark County individuals and families in need. In this episode of Straight from Stark, you'll hear from Nel Lawson, executive board member and grant writer, about how some of the Christmas giving programs you are used to... Continue Reading

Massillon Charitable Funds Award $28,000 to Local Organizations

Date: October 26, 2020

Two charitable funds at Stark Community Foundation – The Massillon Community Charitable Fund and The Arthur P. Underhill and Martha Q. Underhill Charitable Fund –awarded $28,000 in grants this year to local organizations serving the Massillon community. This year’s grant recipients include: Access Health Stark County – $4,000 to support its community health workers program Domestic Violence Project, Inc. – $4,000 to provide 52 nights of shelter for victims of domestic violence at its Western Stark Emergency Shelter Faith... 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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