Community Investments

When you donate to United Way of Greater Stark County, you’re making an investment in our community. Your donation supports our direct services, collaborations and partner programs to address the immediate needs of today and build long-term solutions for tomorrow.

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Investment Priorities

Our Funding Process

At United Way of Greater Stark County, our goal is to ensure that every dollar donated is invested wisely. We rely on a volunteer review process to help us determine which local agencies receive funding. Our councils and committees consist of nearly 50 community leaders who offer diverse backgrounds, experience and expertise. These volunteers evaluate data about our region, identify the pressing needs in our community and offer recommendations on the best way to allocate funding.

Request Funding

United Way is not currently accepting applications for funding. Funding awards for 2022-2023 were announced in April 2022. 

Trusted Stewards

As trusted stewards of your contributions, we hold ourselves and our partners accountable to show impact in measurable and lasting ways. We make your dollars go further by combining technical and logistical support with strategic investments in the areas of health, education and financial stability.

United, we’re making a difference in the lives of children and families in Stark and Carroll Counties.

United Way Direct Services

United Way Community Collaborations

  • CARE Team
  • Dismantling Racism Coalition of Stark County
  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Ohio
  • Emergency Assistance Collaborative
  • Project Blueprint

FUNDED Partner Programs

July 2022 - March 2024

Access Health Stark County, Inc.
CHW Expansion: Accessing and Promoting Healthcare within Vulnerable Populations

Social Service Support and Program Coordination
SPARK Massillon

Alliance Area Domestic Violence 
Emergency Shelter

Alliance for Children & Families
Alliance Emergency Residence
Family H.E.A.L.T.H.

Beacon Charitable Pharmacy
Medication Access & Education

Boys and Girls Club of Massillon
Project Learn After School Program

Catholic Charities Serving Portage & Stark County
Emergency Assistance Overhead

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
After School Prevention Program
Early Childhood Prevention

Coleman Health Services
Crisis Services
Transitional Age Youth Services

CommQuest Services, Inc.
Alliance Rape Crisis Program
Childhood Resiliency Program Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
Family Living Center
Integrated Behavioral Health Services
Prevention Services

Community Legal Aid Services
Housing Stability

Sexual Violence Trauma Counseling

Domestic Violence Project, Inc.
Canton Shelter
Western Shelter

Early Childhood Education Alliance
SPARK Alliance

Early Childhood Resource Center

Homeless Continuum of Care Stark Housing Network
Central Intake and Assessment (HMIS)

JRC Learning Center
Early Education
Healthy Habits for a Lifetime

Margaret B. Shipley Child Health Clinic
Child Health Clinic

The Salvation Army of Alliance
Emergency Assistance Overhead

The Salvation Army Canton Citadel
Emergency Assistance Overhead

The Salvation Army of Massillon
Emergency Assistance Overhead

Stark County Educational Service Center
Kindergarten Jump Start

Stark County Hunger Task Force
Backpacks for Kids

Mobile Grocery Market
StarkFresh Grocery Store

The Stuckey Family Interfaith Child Development Center
Resiliency and Social-Emotional Skills Support Program

TomTod Ideas
What If 101

Tri-County Jobs for Ohio's Graduates
Academic Success & Career Pathway Programming

Westark Family Services, Inc.
Home Care

YMCA of Western Stark County (Massillon Family YMCA and Towpath Trail YMCA)
Massillon Perry Homework Assistance/Summer Tutoring

YWCA of Alliance
Alliance Family Services
Meals on Wheels Plus
Synergy Alliance

YWCA of Canton
Early Childhood Learning Center
Emergency Shelter

Funded Partners and Programs (through June 30, 2021)



Financial Stability

Community Partner Resources

Supplemental Fundraising Policy
United Way Strategic Guidelines