The Stark Family Fund
2021 Stark Family Fund
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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.
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Income from the Stark Family Fund goes toward supporting a broad spectrum of community activities and charitable causes in the fields of education, health, social services, animal welfare and culture in Prince Edward County.
Grant applications are reviewed by a Grant Selection Committee from Prince Edward County.
Application forms can be downloaded at the bottom of this webpage.
Applications for the Stark Family Fund are accepted once per year. The deadline for 2021 is to be determined.
Fields of Interest
Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Community Development, Education, and Health and Social Services.
The geographic area served: the Municipality of Prince Edward County.
Specific Eligibility Criteria
All project proposals must meet our general eligibility criteria.
Successful projects will be characterized by many of the following traits:
- they build on existing community strengths and assets;
- they respond to clearly identified local needs and provide demonstrable enrichment to the community;
- they use resources efficiently and effectively;
- they involve meaningful partnerships;
- they strive for a significant and/or lasting impact;
- they benefit a wide audience;
- they show innovation, creativity, proactive thinking, and a degree of risk.
Grants for the following will not be considered:
- to cover deficits or retire debts;
- to provide endowment funds;
- to support the operating expenses of established organizations or programs (including predictable replacement of office equipment);
- for sectarian, religious, or political purposes;
- to respond to annual fund drives for sustaining support.
Grants will not normally be given:
- to contribute to major renovation or capital construction costs;
- to individuals (with the exception of scholarships or other extraordinary cases where supported by an intermediary organization that is a charity registered with Canada Revenue Agency);
- to provide money for fundraising activities;
- to cover wages of full-time staff.
Preference is given to new initiatives but a promising program may receive more than one grant in its early years provided there is evidence that the program is developing successfully. An established program may receive a grant when it faces a new opportunity or an unexpected problem.
- Read the Stark Family Fund Application Guidelines.
- Download and complete The Stark Family Fund Application Form. Further instructions are available in the form.
- Download and complete the required Budget Form.
- Submit an electronic copy of your Application and budget to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send as (preferably) ONE PDF and do NOT zip your files. Faxed, handwritten, late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
- You will be notified at the end of April or early May if your proposal has been successful.
- You will receive your cheque at the grant celebration which will take place in early June.