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Grant Review Process

Our grant review process is intended to encourage ideas and proposals from the health and wellness sector.

As a grant seeker the following questions should be consideredGrant Process

  • Is the proposed project likely to continue and expand after the grant period?
  • Is the Health Foundation of Greater Massillon support vital or catalytic to the project's success?
  • Is the use of funds innovative and efficient?
  • Is the project a well-planned approach promoting physical, emotional and mental health (being mindful of our Mission Statement)?
  • Is the project promoting cooperation among agencies without duplication of services?
  • Are expenses reduced by sharing resources with other entities or groups?


Grants are made to entities recognized as tax-exempt charities under 50l (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Health Foundation of Greater Massillon normally does not approve grants to support the following:

  • Ongoing operating expenses
  • Annual appeals or membership drives
  • Fundraising projects
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Travel for individuals or groups( if that were the primary focus )
  • Capital campaigns
  • Endowment funds
  • Individuals or groups
  • Lobbying activities


Grants are awarded semi-annually. An eleven member volunteer Distribution Committee, supported by our professional staff, reviews and discusses each proposal submitted.

February 28th or 29th May
August 31st November

Decisions may be extended beyond the decision month. All grantees will be notified by letter of the Boards decision


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