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Neighborhood Showcase and Town Hall Meeting to be Held October 9

Date: October 2, 2017

The 13th annual Neighborhood Showcase and Town Hall Meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on October 9 at the McKinley Grand Hotel, located at 320 Market Avenue S in downtown Canton. 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 (for Canton offices only) who responded to the invitation to participate. The event will give candidates the... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Releases Economic Development Report

Date: August 30, 2017

Today, Stark Community Foundation released Strengthening Stark, a report that assesses the current economic and social health of Stark County. The report examines key community issues of demographics, education, employment, housing and resources that continue to shape our region. The Foundation commissioned and issued the report at the request of the Stark Civic Group, an informal group of organizational leaders from Stark County who share a commitment to moving our community forward by creating opportunities to... Continue Reading

Hurricane Harvey: How you can help

Hurricane Harvey: How you can help

Date: August 29, 2017

Immediate Impact Alert Stark Community Foundation created Immediate Impact Alerts to provide you with all the need-to-know information about our community’s greatest needs as well as a way to effectively and immediately respond. Thanks to the generosity of many supporters in our community, our last alert raised enough funds to clean and repair the Steel Industry murals in the Frank T. Bow Federal Building in downtown Canton and establish an endowment fund at Stark Community Foundation for... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Grant Deadline Approaching

Date: August 18, 2017

Stark Community Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for its fall discretionary grant cycle. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, September 1. Grant applicants must be tax-exempt private agencies, 501(c)(3) organizations or government entities located within Stark County or directly benefitting Stark County and in good standing with the IRS. The Foundation does not award grants to individuals except through scholarship funds. Projects that strengthen Stark County communities through economic development, education and neighborhood revitalization... Continue Reading

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon Seeks Health and Wellness Grant Proposals

Date: August 10, 2017

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM), a supporting foundation of Stark Community Foundation, is now accepting grant proposals for its fall grant cycle. The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday, August 31. Grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization, school, church or government entity in good standing with the IRS. Proposals must demonstrate well-planned programs and activities that promote physical, emotional and mental health and also directly impact residents living in Western Stark, Northern Tuscarawas or... Continue Reading

Community Initiative to Repair Frank T. Bow Murals in Canton

Community Initiative to Repair Frank T. Bow Murals in Canton

Date: June 23, 2017  Author: Robert Wang, Canton Repository

A former Stark Common Pleas judge and the Stark Community Foundation have launched a fundraising drive to restore and slow the deterioration of the 13 historic murals at the Frank T. Bow building. Retired Common Pleas Judge Charles Brown said he and 28 current and former local judges have kicked off the drive by contributing $10,750, with more checks expected. The judges serve or have served on the federal courts, the 5th District Court of Appeals,... Continue Reading

Coleman Professional Services Partners with Stark Community Foundation

Date: June 16, 2017

The Coleman Foundation, established in 1988 as the Kevin Coleman Foundation, recently established collaborative working arrangements with Stark Community Foundation and two other community foundations in its service area to manage and develop the assets of its restricted and unrestricted endowments. The community foundations will work to increase the endowments in order to serve more individuals and families in need. Stark Community Foundation received $541,934 from several Coleman endowments. Those endowments provide funds for suicide prevention,... Continue Reading

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