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Investing in Economic Development

Investing in Economic Development

Date: February 13, 2017

Stark Community Foundation believes economic development serves as the catalyst for addressing the root cause of social problems within communities. As one of the Foundation’s key focus areas, it is investing in two economic development projects that have the potential to shape the future of Stark County — the Hercules project and Stark County Farm. Both projects will create jobs, increase tax revenue and stimulate the economy, all the while producing better outcomes for individuals... Continue Reading

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon Seeks Health and Wellness Grant Proposals

Date: February 1, 2017

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM), a supporting foundation of Stark Community Foundation, is now accepting grant proposals for its spring grant cycle. The deadline to submit proposals is Tuesday, February 28. In order to be considered for funding, grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization (including schools, churches and government entities) 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... Continue Reading

Career Opportunity: Donor Relations Associate

Date: January 20, 2017

Career Opportunity: Donor Relations AssociateJob Description About Stark Community FoundationStark Community Foundation is the community’s trusted partner in giving to over 700 individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits that have created charitable funds to impact the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible. Ranked in the top 10 percent of community foundations in the United States today, Stark Community Foundation is committed to serving donor needs and strategically addressing local issues. The Foundation and its... Continue Reading

Amy Weisbrod Joins Stark Community Foundation Staff

Date: January 13, 2017

Amy Weisbrod recently joined Stark Community Foundation’s staff as director of donor relations and program officer. Born and raised in Stark County, Weisbrod has worked in the nonprofit sector her entire professional career. She most recently served as executive director of Stark County Hunger Task Force (SCHTF) where she led the efforts to feed nearly 30,000 individuals in our community each month. Prior to leading SCHTF, she served as director of The Foundation for Community Betterment... Continue Reading

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

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