Eligibility Guidelines The Foundations primary service area is Stark County. However, proposals will be considered from the surrounding counties including Carroll, Holmes, Tuscarawas, and Wayne. The programs and services of the organization requesting funding must be consistent with the Foundation's Mission and Guiding Principles. The applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the request must be in compliance with local, state, and federal laws.
In its attempts to address the root causes of poverty and to reach out to youth and families, the Foundation has chosen to focus its resources on programs designed to make a measurable impact in one or more of the following areas:
The Foundation and its board of directors are interested in strengthening the fabric of community life by operating in a strategic, innovative, and proactive manner. The board of directors believes that the Foundation is also called to act as a convener and facilitator, to leverage relationships, and to serve as an advocate for public policy issues that affect the poor and underserved.
TYPES OF GRANTS The Foundation is dedicated to strengthening, supporting, and rewarding effective organizations for their innovative and meaningful work. Requests are accepted from those community organizations that are consistent with the Foundation’s mission and focus. The Foundation reserves the right to determine which type of grant an organization may apply for.
Are you Ready to apply for a grant? The first step is to complete the two-page concept form that explains the purpose of your request. Foundation representatives will review and respond to concept forms within two weeks. Concept form submission deadlines are listed on the News and Events page of this website.
Requests For Proposal (RFP) and Invited Proposals Periodically, when relevant community needs emerge, the Foundation may choose to respond to targeted issues.