The Health Foundation of Greater Massillon is duplicating in Western Stark County the Neighborhood Partnership Grant Program that started in Canton more than a decade ago by the Stark Community Foundation. Judith Miller is assuming the role of Grant Program Coordinator and utilizing the valuable skills and resources of Marilyn Thomas-Jones from the Stark Community Foundation.

Grant awards of $3,000 or $4,000 are awarded to each neighborhood association for improving their neighborhood.  A curriculum that focuses on leadership skills, advocacy, and teamwork provides participates with the assistance that they need to improve their own individual neighborhood.  The program’s slogan is “You don’t need to move to live in a better neighborhood”. 

The rule for receiving these grant dollars is that the individuals must have gone through the Leadership Training Classes and then attend monthly meetings of the Massillon Neighborhood Leadership Council. 

The City of Massillon has the following established Neighborhood Associations:

Centennial Peacemakers Neighborhood Association

Contact person:

Beth Grant
857 Liberty Ct. SW
Massillon OH 44646

Central Historic Area Residents of Massillon (CHARM) Neighborhood Association

Contact person: 
Loretta Rittenhouse
226 6th St NE
Massillon OH 44646

Chestnut Hills Neighborhood Association (inactive)

Ertle Avenue NE Neighborhood Association (inactive)

Franklin Village Neighborhood Association

Contact person:

David Joiner
PO Box 263
Massillon OH 44648

Friends & Neighbors of Springhill Settlement (FANSS) Neighborhood Association

Contact person:

Barb Amburgey
1721 Olivewood NE
Massillon OH 44646

Mill Creek Run Neighborhood Association

Contact person:

Matt Palumbo
2801 Mill Ridge Path NE
Massillon OH 44646

Northeast Neighborhood Association

Contact person:

Lee Brunckhart
343 Korman Ave NE
Massillon OH 44646

Southeast Improvement Neighborhood Association

Contact person:
Kathleen Spe ncer
1334 3rd St SE
Massillon OH 44646

Walnut Hills Neighborhood Association

Contact person: 

Diana Pachis
1343 16th St SE
Massillon OH 44646

Wellman Neighborhood Association

Contact person:

Robin Bloom
846 Wellman Ave SE
Massillon OH 44646

Westbrook Neighborhood Association

Contact person:

Tim Tourney
1423 Utopia Cr NW
Massillon OH 44647

Witmer Arms Residents Neighborhood Association

Contact person:

Isaac Crews
1928 Tremont Ave SE
Massillon OH 44646

Wright State Neighborhood Association

Contact person:

Robert Wasnak
2435 Wright State Drive SE
Massillon OH 44646


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