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 $215 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.

Affordable Housing for a Better Future

At first glance, Heritage House on High Avenue SW in the City of Canton looks like a 10-story, 100-unit apartment building. However, the building holds...

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Affordable Housing for a Better Future

Awarding Scholarships to Carrollton High School Graduates

To perpetuate former Carrollton superintendents W.R. Bell and J. Wendell Herron and their love of learning, scholarships are awarded annually to Carrollton High School graduates...

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Awarding Scholarships to Carrollton High School Graduates

Fighting Hunger in Stark County

As a supporting foundation, the William and Minnette Goldsmith Foundation honors the legacy and generous philanthropic spirit that the Minnettes are remembered for by fighting...

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Fighting Hunger in Stark County

Investing in Aspiring Engineers

John and Betty Mick's scholarship fund provides financial support for Stark County students who have been accepted into engineering programs across Ohio. John G. and Betty...

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 Investing in Aspiring Engineers

Improving Building Safety and Security

Coleman Health Services’ endowment fund provides a steady stream of income to support all aspects of its mission to foster recovery, build independence, change destinies...

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Improving Building Safety and Security

Supporting Voter Rights

Herbert and Janet Fisher dedicated their lives to the growth and empowerment of the Canton community, and their daughters keep their memory alive by supporting...

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Supporting Voter Rights

Preparing Adult Learners

After seeing the challenges faced by adult learners at Buckeye Career Center, a group of committed individuals formed Friends of Adult Education in 2013 to...

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Preparing Adult Learners

Continuing the Legacy of Fred F. Silk

The legacy of Fred Silk and his lifelong commitment to helping local causes will continue forever as his fund provides annual grantmaking support to a...

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Continuing the Legacy of Fred F. Silk

Preserving Nature in Perpetuity

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District will be protected and preserved for generations to come through its endowment fund, which ensures financial resources will always be...

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Preserving Nature in Perpetuity

Making Education a Possibility for All

The Drages' legacy of changing lives through education continues through their scholarship support that assists students from all backgrounds find their passions through vocational education. Dr....

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Making Education a Possibility for All

Shaping the Lives of Our Youth

The Lee family gives back to the community by supporting youth-serving organizations that enhance the lives of the next generation through education and empowerment. Lee Family...

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Shaping the Lives of Our Youth

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