Virtual THINKBIG Happening October 4-10
Join us for this year's weeklong, virtual THINKBIG taking place October 4-10, 2020 all across Stark County. During this week, residents will get together (3-5 people per conversation) to discuss racial equity and inclusion. Through thoughtful and honest conversations, we will build a stronger community. 
In this week's five-minute Straight from Stark episode, hear from coordinators, participants and organizations involved with THINKBIG, and learn more about the ways this event is moving our community toward a better and more equitable tomorrow. Watch now »
Following THINKBIG community conversations, participants will be asked to complete a brief survey that captures their discussion and ideas. The surveys will then be analyzed by The Center for Community Solutions, and the findings will be released in early 2021.
Dismantling Racism
In a recent Straight from Stark episode, hear from two representatives of the Dismantling Racism Coalition of Stark County, and learn about the Coalition's 15 Day Unity Challenge. The challenge helps people explore their unconscious attitudes about race, power, privilege and leadership. Watch now »
Funded in part by Stark Community Foundation, The ELEVEN is a public art project of ArtsinStark and the Pro Football Hall of Fame aimed at turning downtown Canton into an ongoing celebration of football through a walkable series of 11 pieces of world-class art. Two new sculptures were unveiled last week. Read more »
Krebs Promoted to VP
Stark Community Foundation is pleased to announce Amy B. Krebs has been promoted to vice president of grants and community initiatives. In this new leadership role, she will continue to oversee the Foundation’s competitive grantmaking, and will assume responsibility for the Foundation’s strategy, evaluation and research activities as well as provide oversight to our neighborhood revitalization work.   
Krebs joined Stark Community Foundation in 2008 and has worked in various capacities including communications, donor services and program development. She has most recently served as director of grants and community initiatives since 2013, during which time she has led the Foundation’s multi-year effort to fight food insecurity in Stark County. She has also transformed the overall competitive grantmaking process for the Foundation and spearheaded a comprehensive community assessment rooted in data.
Responsive Grants
The Foundation has reopened its Community Responsive Grants funding opportunity. For needs related to the pandemic, the COVID-19 Responsive Grants funding opportunity remains open. 501(c)(3) organizations, schools, churches and government entities in good standing with the IRS are eligible to apply. Apply today »
Supporting Your Passions
Whether it’s the performing arts, animal rights, empowering youth or making a college education a reality for students, you can support the causes that matter most to you by starting your own charitable fund at Stark Community Foundation. Learn more »
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