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Stark Community Foundation Provides Support for Catholic Charities' Adult Day Services Program

Date: January 4, 2017

Stark Community Foundation recently awarded nearly $25,000 to Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties to purchase new tables and chairs for its Adult Day Services program in Louisville, Ohio. The Adult Day Services program offers a safe and secure environment for older adults who are in need of supervision or assistance with daily living activities while family caregivers are at work or attending to other responsibilities. The program also provides opportunities for socialization, exercise, planned... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Receives Third Largest Gift in History

Stark Community Foundation Receives Third Largest Gift in History

Date: December 1, 2016

ABOVE: HFGM Board Chair Christopher V. Goff and SCF President Mark J. Samolczyk Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM) recently joined Stark Community Foundation (SCF) as a supporting foundation, making its nearly $8 million investment the third largest gift in SCF’s 53-year history. HFGM’s Board of Directors began investigating options after HFGM’s president announced his retirement in January 2016. After evaluating several options, including replacing its president, the Board concluded it was in the best interest of... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Fills $3M Gap in Hercules Project Funding

Stark Community Foundation Fills $3M Gap in Hercules Project Funding

Date: November 10, 2016

ABOVE: Rendering of the Hercules project Stark Community Foundation recently closed a $3 million funding gap for the Hercules project by providing a five-year loan for the redevelopment of the former Hercules Motors Company site in downtown Canton. In order to complete phase one of the project, the funding gap needed to be addressed. The first phase, which includes the creation of 90 market-rate apartments covering three acres of the site, is expected to cost more than... Continue Reading

Partnership with The Canton Repository Highlights Positive Happenings in Our Community

Partnership with The Canton Repository Highlights Positive Happenings in Our Community

Date: November 7, 2016

In partnership with The Canton Repository, every Monday, Stark Community Foundation is highlighting positive happenings in our community. From education to business, from neighborhoods to nonprofits, from restaurants to sports, The Heart of Stark defines who we are and reflects our sense of pride in Stark County. Our community is a great place to live, learn, work, play and raise families -- fueled by dedicated and collaborative people making a positive impact in our own... Continue Reading

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

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