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Annual Grants

The Women's Fund awarded nearly $17,000 in 2018 to five nonprofit organizations:

Canton Museum of Art
$5,000 to help support 15 art therapy sessions in collaboration with the YWCA and use art experiences to reconcile emotional conflicts, manage addictions, develop social skills, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem

Hannah's House
$5,000 to support Your Story Matters, an event in April to enhance the physical, mental and spiritual needs of vulnerable women in our community

Heartbeats to the City
$4,400 to provide sewing supplies and a sewing instructor to teach young women fashion job and skill training as they participate in hands-on sewing lessons, learn about jobs in fashion design and starting a sewing business, and visit Kent State University's School of Fashion

$850 to collaborate with community organizations to provide a 10-week program for young women to learn about nutrition, decision-making, physical activity, goal-setting, substance use, stress and coping, violence and positive thinking

Stark County Hunger Task Force
$1,700 to purchase a crockpot, electric skillet and blender for each family in the Healthy Lifestyles program where they learn skills to prepare healthy dinner recipes

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 $100,000 to area organizations in support of women and children in Stark County.

Grant Guidelines

All projects that receive funding must be completed by December 27, 2019. A Grantee Final Report must be completed simultaneously. Please be prepared to showcase your project at The Women's Fund's Annual Gathering. Date still to be determined.

To apply, nonprofits must complete the grant application online by Friday, October 19, 2018. Grant recipients will be notified in January 2019. Apply online today.

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