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Annual Grants

In 2019, The Women’s Fund awarded grants totaling more than $18,000 to six Stark County nonprofit organizations:

Canton Calvary Mission
$3,000 to support CAPS (Calvary after-school program) for children in kindergarten through high school. The program provides healthy snacks, enrichment activities, one-on-one tutoring and graduation action plans. Funds will be used for program supplies and materials as well as field trips and special events.

Domestic Violence Project
$2,000 to provide adult and children residents of its emergency shelters with admission to activities and events for the Adult and Child Empower Hour Project. Empower Hours include outings to community events, which promote bonding and healthy, seasonal family activities such as visits to the fair, bowling alley, movie theater and more.

$2,339 to support the Shorb beautification project through planting a garden for the local neighborhood. The Circle Garden will provide a habitat for hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and more. It will be an opportunity for participants to learn about gardening and ecology, in addition to creating a peaceful space for public recreation. Funds will be used to purchase various garden supplies, bushes, plants and trees.

Hannah’s House 119
$3,000 to assist 2019 summer programming as added structure for participants during the summer months. Activities include cooking, sewing, dance, yoga, art and Bible study, along with three outings to local destinations. The classes build life skills and provide a healthy outlet for emotion and coping. Funds will be used for programming and outings.

RAM Ministries
$5,000 to support Women of Courage, a training program designed to assist women who are struggling in the Alliance community by helping them obtain jobs, find purpose in life, exhibit excellent character and set goals for themselves and their families. The program consists of weekly one-on-one sessions and group classes for a minimum of eight weeks depending on the women’s needs. Funds will be used for bus passes, cooking supplies, crock pots, personal legal documents and job interview clothing.

Tiqvah Hands of Hope
$3,000 to support a licensed therapist for the Mindfulness program which counsels students to build self-esteem, self-efficacy and other critical aspects for developing and maintaining a healthy sense of self. The program assesses each student’s strengths and interests, and then teaches skills to support those strengths, overcome weaknesses and be successful in school, the community and future employment.

View our grant history since 2007.

Focus Areas

In the spring of 2017, The Women's Fund held a community forum with representatives from nearly 30 nonprofits, local government agencies and schools to determine the grantmaking focus areas for 2018-2021. While many issues and needs were discussed, three focus areas emerged:

  • Economic Stability and Advancement
  • Mental and Emotional Health Support
  • Neighborhood Based Programming

Grant Seekers

The Women's Fund awarded its first grant in 2007. Grants are awarded on an annual basis and to date The Women's Fund has awarded more than $120,000 to area organizations in support of women and children in Stark County.

Grant Guidelines

The Women's Fund 2019 grant cycle is now closed. Please check back in the summer for information about the 2020 grant cycle.

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