When you donate to United Way of Greater Stark County, you’re making an investment in our community. Your donation supports our community services, direct services, collaborations and partner programs to address the immediate needs of children ages 0 to 8 and their families living in poverty.
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United Way's funding process

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 ways to allocate funding.

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United Way is not accepting funding applications at this time. Applications were received in January 2024. Funding notifications will be announced by March 31, 2024.

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United Way's trusted stewards

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 for families with young children living in poverty. We’re making a difference in the lives of children and families in Stark and Carroll counties.

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community programs
Community collaborations

United Way’s community programs

Funded partner programs
 July 2022 - March 2024

  • Access Health Stark County, Inc.  
    • CHW Expansion: Accessing and Promoting Healthcare within Vulnerable Populations
  • AHEAD Inc.  
    • 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 
  • COMPASS, Inc.  
    • Sexual Violence Trauma Counseling 
  • Domestic Violence Project, Inc.  
    • Canton Shelter  
    • Western Shelter 
  • Early Childhood Education Alliance  
    • SPARK Alliance 
  • Early Childhood Resource Center  
    • SPARK 
  • 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  
    • CARE Team  
    • Kindergarten Jump Start 
  • Stark County Hunger Task Force  
    • Backpacks for Kids
  • StarkFresh  
    • 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  

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Together, we connect the families in our most vulnerable neighborhoods with resources and programs to help them succeed and thrive.