Through The Aultman Foundation’s competitive grant program, we partner with nonprofits to support projects that directly affect the lives of our friends, families and neighbors. Since 2007, $2.1 million has been distributed to promote wellness, health education and human service programs throughout our community.
Over 200 agencies have received funding from The Aultman Foundation. We are proud to work with these exceptional organizations. Click here to see a complete list of The Aultman Foundation's 2020 grantees.
Grantee Spotlight: Faith in Action of Western Stark County
Faith in Action of Western Stark County promotes the independence, dignity and wellness of homebound elderly and assists their care givers using trained and compassionate volunteers. Through the provision of transportation services, care receivers can continue to live independently in their homes. Additionally, special events, calls and visits help seniors maintain mental and emotional wellness.
To make the holidays special for homebound seniors in the greater Massillon community, Faith in Action of Western Stark County hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for care receivers and distributes Christmas gift bags. In 2019, the organizations received a grant from The Aultman Foundation to make the holiday activities possible and to sponsor an appreciation event for volunteers.
The 2019 Thanksgiving event was a community affair. Volunteers and staff served or delivered 90 Thanksgiving dinners to care receivers. Members of the Massillon Quota Club, Boy Scout Troop #922 and students from Washington High School helped with set up, clean up and served meals. Youth from the Echoing U Program assembled 120 Christmas bags for care receivers with items donated by local congregations.
Both activities were a success and brightened the holiday season for seniors. The Aultman Foundation was thrilled to support this program, as seniors are a priority population group for grant giving.
Here are three more of the outstanding programs The Aultman Foundation has supported:
Wellness - The Arc of Ohio provided a Summer Camp Program for school-aged children with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The camp was a recreational opportunity for children to exercise, play and create.
Health Education - Domestic Violence Project, Inc. provided the Safe Dates program at a local high school, using evidence-based, comprehensive teen dating abuse prevention curriculum.
Human Services - Alliance Pregnancy Center provided the Learning for Life program to equip expecting parents with newborn care best practices and knowledge of childbirth and postpartum recovery.