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Since 1963, when Stark Community Foundation was formed, hundreds of thousands of people's lives have been enriched through grants and scholarships totaling $136 million. Stark Community Foundation has been the community's trusted partner in giving to over 650 individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits that have created funds to impact the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible.

The role of the Foundation has grown from simple grantmaker to a community leader seeking long-term solutions to diverse community challenges.

Recent News from Stark Community Foundation


The Heart of Stark: 19 summer youth programs receive community support
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As part of Stark Community Foundation's SummerTime Kids initiative, nearly $40,000 in grants were awarded to area organizations to fund 19...more

What's new at the Mu? Exhibition details unheard African American stories
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... at Stark Community Foundation. Operating support is provided by ArtsinStark and the Ohio Arts Council, and marketing support by Visit...more

Seniors get $2,000 scholarships from Greater Canton MLK Commission
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On Tuesday, the Greater Canton Martin Luther King Jr. Commission added $58,000 to its charitable fund at the Stark Community...more

MLK Commission adds $58000 to endowment; local students benefit - Canton Repository
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On Tuesday, the Greater Canton Martin Luther King Jr. Commission added $58,000 to its charitable fund at the Stark Community...more

United Way Launching Civic-matchmaking Volunteer Program For Retirees in Stark County
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"They are a very large, active group of talented individuals with experience, expertise, passion, and for the first time in their lives - their time. This program offers retirees a wonderful...more

Stark Community Foundation raises record donations - Times Reporter
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The Stark Community Foundation raised a record-breaking $48.8 million in new and planned...more

William Luntz, philanthropist who strived to make a difference, dies - Canton Repository
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He served on the Stark Community Foundation, and helped with Stark State College, Walsh University and the Northeast Ohio Medical...more

The Stark Community Foundation nabs $16.7 million via Fred Silk group.
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The bulk of the $16.7 million will go toward numerous philanthropic endeavors, such as helping to support area colleges and universities, according...more

Football-themed art series in downtown Canton nears goal line with Pete Rozelle mural
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Sponsors of "The ELEVEN" include the George H. Deuble Foundation, Hoover Foundation, Stark Community Foundation and Timken Foundation...more

Stark Community Foundation hands out child poverty grants
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The inaugural Protecting Stark's Future grants, which were announced Thursday, are being given to 12 organizations. Protecting Stark's Future —...more



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