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Local Foundations Invest Nearly $500,000 to Fight Hunger in Stark County

Local Foundations Invest Nearly $500,000 to Fight Hunger in Stark County

Date: October 3, 2016

Stark Community Foundation, The Paul & Carol David Foundation and Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton recently announced their second round of food security funding, bringing their total investment in this initiative to nearly $500,000 to date. Stark Community Foundation recognized the growing issue of hunger in our community and embarked on a long-term effort in 2013 to address the food security challenges facing Stark County and its residents. Since then, a comprehensive research study has... Continue Reading

Women's Fund Celebrating 10th Anniversary

Date: September 28, 2016  Author: By Denise Sautters / Repository staff writer

Helping the most vulnerable in our community is the trademark of The Women's Fund, part of the Stark Community Foundation."I have never been one of those people who can do it all at one time, but I can make a difference where help is needed as a member of The Women's Fund," said Laurie Keeney, chairman of the fund's advisory committee. "The Women's Fund demonstrates the power of collective giving." It is an "everlasting investment in... Continue Reading

Neighborhood Showcase and Town Hall Meeting to be Held October 10

Date: September 26, 2016

The 12th annual Neighborhood Showcase and Town Hall Meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 10 at the McKinley Grand Hotel, located at 320 Market Avenue S. Hosted by Stark Community Foundation’s nonpartisan Canton Neighborhood Leadership Council, the event will showcase Canton’s neighborhood associations and their community projects and candidates on the November ballot who responded to the invitation to participate. Those candidates will answer questions on a number of topics. The event... Continue Reading

Meet Our Women's Fund Chair: Laurie Keeney

Date: September 8, 2016

Laurie Keeney, Chair of The Women’s Fund Advisors Committee Explain what The Women’s Fund is for those who aren’t familiar.The Women’s Fund is an endowment fund created to provide funding for programs that enhance the lives of women and children less fortunate in Stark County. By using endowed funds, we are ensuring that future generations will also benefit. In addition, the Fund seeks to encourage women to become leaders in philanthropy and to educate them about... Continue Reading

Foundation Announces First Cycle of 2016 Discretionary Grants Program

Date: September 8, 2016

Stark Community Foundation recently announced more than $350,000 in grants to support community organizations that offer much-needed services and programs to Stark County residents. Three organizations receiving funding during the Foundation’s first discretionary grant cycle include MAPS Air Museum, Stark County Historical Society and YMCA of Western Stark County. MAPS Air Museum was awarded $15,000 to support its 2016-2017 educational programming. The museum will receive $10,000 outright, and $5,000 is contingent on MAPS raising funds from individual... Continue Reading

Local Foundations Purchase Stark County Farm for $2.25 Million

Local Foundations Purchase Stark County Farm for $2.25 Million

Date: August 22, 2016

Area foundations take on major role in Stark County economic development Six local foundations recently pooled their resources to purchase the Stark County Farm, a 327-acre farm located in the village of Navarre and Perry Township for $2.25 million. Their intent is to develop the land into a Class A Industrial Park, generating economic growth and job creation for our community. The public-private partnership is being funded by Stark Board of Trade, LLC, a nonprofit created by... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Grant Deadline Approaching

Date: August 15, 2016

Stark Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals for the second cycle of its 2016 Discretionary Grant Program. The deadline to submit online proposals is Friday, September 2. In order to be considered for funding, grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization in good-standing, a tax-exempt private agency or a government entity located within Stark County or directly benefitting Stark County. The Foundation does not award grants to individuals except through scholarship funds. Projects that strengthen Stark... Continue Reading

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