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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

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

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