The Foundation primarily serves Stark County. However, proposals from Carroll, Holmes, Tuscarawas, and Wayne counties may also be considered.

The Foundation awards grant funding to organizations within its service area whose programs and services demonstrate a commitment to the needs of the poor and underserved, in the areas of health, education, and social services. The programs and services of the organization requesting funding must be consistent with the Foundation's Mission.

The applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or governmental entity, and the request must comply with local, state, and federal laws.