Stark Family Fund 2024 Applications Open

Feb 14, 2024 | Featured, Foundation News/Updates, Grants - Stark Family Fund, Media Releases

Stark Family Fund 2024 Applications are Open!

The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area is now accepting applications from qualified organizations in Prince Edward County for The Stark Family Fund granting program! Applications are due on Monday, March 11, 2024 at 4:30pm (EST).

Established in 2002 by a bequest from the Stark family, income from the Stark Family Fund goes toward supporting a broad spectrum of community activities and charitable causes in the fields of education, community development, health, social services, animal welfare, and culture in Prince Edward County. Learn more about the program here.

Applications are submitted online through our new grants portal.


Application deadline: Monday, March 11, 2024 at 4:30pm (EST).


For questions, please contact:

Alyce Soulodre (she/her), Grants Officer

613-546-9696, ext. 105

About the Stark Family Fund

In 2002, the Stark Family Fund was created at the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area with a $1.2 million gift from the last two surviving members of the Stark family: Ival and Ruth.

The Stark family included five sisters: Leata, Keitha, Sylvia, Ival and Ruth; who were lifelong residents of Bloomfield in Prince Edward County. Without any heirs, the family decided to establish a permanent endowment fund from the accumulated estates of the five sisters and their spouses, to support the needs of the local community. Through the Stark Family Fund, the family’s strong sense of civic responsibility will continue to sustain worthy projects and causes in their beloved community.

Click here to learn more about the Stark sisters and the legacy they left.

Community Foundation for Kingston & Area