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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

Faith in Stark Raises Money for Small Businesses

Faith in Stark Raises Money for Small Businesses

Date: April 6, 2020

A group of local faith-based leaders, business partners and philanthropic organizations have come together to launch Faith in Stark, a community-wide effort to provide hope and stability to small businesses in Stark County. Coordinated by Strengthening Stark, Faith in Stark is currently raising money to provide one-time grants to small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. “It is such a privilege for churches in Stark to have the opportunity to link arms with so many other organizations... Continue Reading

Local Philanthropic Collaborative Awards Over $240,000 in Round 1 COVID-19 Funding

Date: April 2, 2020

A local philanthropic collaborative announced today the first round of funding totaling over $240,000 to organizations on the frontline of the COVID-19 response. First round grant recipients include: ABCD – $8,000 to purchase cleaning supplies for its transportation services to protect staff and clients from the spread of COVID-19 Access Health Stark County – $7,300 to purchase and prepare 206 bags of home and personal sanitation supplies for high-risk clients in addition to pay for increased mileage expenses... Continue Reading

COVID-19 Resources

Date: March 31, 2020

Please see below for a variety of resources available to individuals, families and organizations in Stark County affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19). This page will be continuously updated as resources become available. Resources for Individuals and Families United Way of Greater Stark County – Emergency AssistanceIndividuals and families seeking emergency financial assistance with rent and mortgage payments can contact United Way of Greater Stark County at www.uwstark.org. Resources for OrganizationsSCORE Canton – Business AdviceBoth for-profit and nonprofit businesses needing... Continue Reading

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