Charitable Fund

Help StarkMHAR be flexible in addressing the needs that impact our neighborhoods. Your contributions to the Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Charitable Fund directly support services and programs that promote the behavioral health and wellness of residents of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. 

What Your Support Provides

As we strive to inform, support and enable mental wellness and emphasize recovery, the Charitable Fund provides StarkMHAR the flexibility to assist individuals and organizations in Stark County with nontraditional supports including local workforce development scholarships and neighborhood program grants that address emerging prevention, treatment and recovery needs.

How to Give Today

Make a One-time Gift

Help us make positive strides with a one-time donation in the amount of your choosing to the Charitable Fund.

Make a Recurring Gift

See the continued impact of your generosity by making a recurring donation to the Charitable Fund.

How to Give Later

Bequests and Living Wills

A simple, flexible and versatile way to ensure StarkMHAR can continue providing services and changing lives for years to come is a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest.

Endowed Gifts

Making an endowed gift to the Charitable Fund is an investment in the future of the community which helps residents grow and thrive for years to come.

Charitable Gift Annuities

You shouldn’t feel like you are choosing between your philanthropic goals and financial security. One gift that allows you to support StarkMHAR while receiving fixed payments for life is a charitable gift annuity. Not only does this gift provide you with regular payments and allow us to further our work, but when you create a charitable gift for the Charitable Fund at the Stark Community Foundation you can receive a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction.

Beneficiary Designations

Name the Charitable Fund as a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies after you’re gone. Simply fill out a form that is entirely separate from your will – which makes this approach an easy way to give. Not only is it an easy way to give, but it’s also flexible – you aren’t locked into the choices you make today. You can review and adjust beneficiary designations anytime you want.


Looking for ways to give StarkMHAR a significant gift? If you have built up a sizable estate, you may want to explore the advantages of setting up a charitable trust. There are several types of trust – the options allow you to tailor your gift to meet your personal, charitable and financial goals.

Appreciated Property

When you give appreciated property you have held longer than one year, you receive a federal income tax charitable deduction and avoid paying capital gains tax. In addition, you no longer have to deal with that property’s maintenance costs, property taxes or insurance.

For additional information and to discuss planned giving, please contact us.

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery solicits and accepts gifts that are consistent with its statutory responsibility and that support its core programs as well as special projects. Donations to the fund will be accepted from individuals, partnerships, corporations, foundations, government agencies or other entities in good legal standing. All donations are tax-deductible and will be accepted and used in accordance with ORC Chapter 340.

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