Every day, we award grants to charitable organizations to support various causes in the community – everything from the arts and animal welfare to economic development and mental health.

Since we were established in 1963, Stark Community Foundation and our growing family of donors have invested more than $230 million in Stark County and beyond. Grants come in all sizes –ranging from $100 to $1 million–and all make a meaningful difference.

Explore our Impact Stories below to learn how the donors we serve are making a difference in the community.

Upgrading Educational and Play Spaces for Youth

The Henry and Louise Timken Foundation awarded grants to nonprofits strengthening Stark County, and recently helped Canton Country Day School renovate its 40-acre outdoor learning...

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Upgrading Educational and Play Spaces for Youth

Awarding Scholarships to Carrollton High School Graduates

Aviation and the arts were always the Tolsons' passions, and their legacy continues in the students they support with their scholarship fund established through Carroll...

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Awarding Scholarships to Carrollton High School Graduates

Creating Sustainable Support for Dental Professionals

The Stark County Dental Society Charitable Foundation's endowment fund provides long-term sustainability and ongoing support for the Stark County Dental Society and its philanthropic efforts. Stark...

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Creating Sustainable Support for Dental Professionals

Providing Equipment in Memory of a Fallen Officer

Each year, the Brian C. Roshong Memorial Fund helps purchase uniforms and protective equipment for newly-hired officers of the Canton Police Department. Brian C. Roshong Memorial...

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Providing Equipment in Memory of a Fallen Officer

Fighting Hunger in Stark County

The Powell family supports various causes, including Stark County Hunger Task Force to help fight hunger in our community. Roy H. Powell and Nina B. Powell...

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Fighting Hunger in Stark County

Supporting Furthered Education for Local Nurses

The Bonnie Vazquez Memorial Scholarship Fund supports furthered education for staff and nurses at Altercare of Country Lawn in Navarre, Ohio. Bonnie Vazquez Memorial Scholarship FundEst....

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Supporting Furthered Education for Local Nurses

Providing Legal Services for Victims of Domestic Violence

Because of the Ashtons’ generosity, Community Legal Aid was able to provide an array of legal services for 253 low-income and underserved victims of domestic...

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Providing Legal Services for Victims of Domestic Violence

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