Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, Stark Community Foundation and other local funders have joined forces to collectively and quickly respond to the needs of area organizations affected by the rapidly-evolving spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Stark County. A grant application has been created and Stark Community Foundation’s Immediate Impact Alert Fund has been activated to mobilize much-needed resources to organizations experiencing unexpected financial challenges.
This funding opportunity is intended to fill needs that are currently not being addressed through federal, state and local governmental resources. Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and grants will be awarded to local organizations specifically for programs that provide: assistance to seniors, childcare for first-responders, emergency financial assistance (utilities, rent and mortgage assistance), food (coordinated through the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank), and mental health services.
Since 1963, when Stark Community Foundation was formed, hundreds of thousands of people's lives have been enriched through grants and scholarships totaling more than $185 million. Stark Community Foundation has been the community's trusted partner in giving to over 800 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.
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