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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

Massillon Community Charitable Fund to Honor 2016 Grant Recipients at Annual Breakfast

Date: May 27, 2016

Massillon Community Charitable Fund, a component fund at Stark Community Foundation, will honor eight local organizations at a breakfast on June 10 at Massillon Eagles #190, located at 303 Weirich Blvd. NW. The breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. and the program and awards will begin at 8 a.m. During the breakfast, Massillon Community Charitable Fund will award more than $25,000 in charitable grants. Local organizations receiving funding include Massillon Knights Foundation, Meals on Wheels of Stark... Continue Reading

Five organizations fighting hunger in Stark County

Date: May 26, 2016  Author: Jessica Holbrook, The Repository

Area organizations are working together to combat hunger in Stark County. According to a 2015 report from the Stark Community Foundation, more than 57,000 people in Stark County — about 15 percent of the population — are food insecure. That means they don't have regular access to the food needed to live a healthy, active lifestyle. More than 20,000 of those facing hunger are children. The Foundation mobilized to change those statistics. Together with The Paul and... Continue Reading

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HOF President David Baker Speaks at NLC Meeting

Date: May 11, 2016

Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker served as the keynote speaker on May 9, 2016 at Stark Community Foundation’s Neighborhood Leadership Council Meeting. His presentation focused on how the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Hall of Fame Village project will have an impact on Stark County as a whole, including the neighborhoods in the area. Continue Reading

Meet Our Board Chair: E. Lang D'Atri, Esq.

Date: May 4, 2016

E. Lang D’Atri, Esq.Chair, Stark Community Foundation Board of Directors and Distribution Committee How did you first get involved with Stark Community Foundation?My involvement started in 1963, following the death of my Great Aunt, Rosa Langenbach, the widow of Edward Langenbach. Edward’s trust was instrumental in the formation of Stark Community Foundation. Following her death, family members and close family advisors including Dale Hall, Corliss Hostetler, Paul Belden and representatives of the Timken family held a... Continue Reading

Future of Food Security Forum Planned for May 25

Date: May 3, 2016

Stark Community Foundation will convene a Future of Food Security Forum on May 25 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Barrette Center at Walsh University. Taking a proactive approach to address food security in the county, Stark Community Foundation released a report that examined hunger issues as well as identified resources and opportunities in order to feed those in Stark County. In August 2015, the Foundation, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and the Paul... Continue Reading

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