Robust communities with a stable economy, clean environment, and healthy population are the backbone of a thriving society. The Foundation builds community by supporting initiatives that create opportunities for people to come together to solve the world’s most important problems. 

CURRENTLY FEATURED IN COMMUNITY


PAST PROJECTS IN COMMUNITY

Creation of a New History Exhibition Highlighting the Historical Growth of Stark County over the Past 200 Years

Creation of a New History Exhibition Highlighting the Historical Growth of Stark County over the Past 200 Years

2007 – HWHF sponsors the design and construction of a permanent exhibition of the historical growth of Stark County over the past 200 years at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum.

Development of the National First Ladies’ Library Education and Research Center

Development of the National First Ladies’ Library Education and Research Center

2000 – Funding is provided to the National First Ladies’ Library for the development of the Education and Research Center.  President Bill Clinton signs a bill in October 2000 establishing the site as the 380th unit of the National Park Service.  The Education and Research Center was formally dedicated by First Lady Laura Bush in September of 2003.

Establishment of the Library Reading Room at the National First Ladies’ Library

Establishment of the Library Reading Room at the National First Ladies’ Library

1995 – Funding was provided for the establishment of the National First Ladies’ Library, which is the foremost repository of scholarly research and a leader in education about the First Ladies of the United States of America.  The First Ladies National Site is located in Canton, Ohio and currently consists of the Ida Saxton McKinley House and the Education and Research Center.  Elizabeth Lacey Hoover served a member of the National Advisory Board.

Support for Neighbors 4 Neighbors

Support for Neighbors 4 Neighbors

1993 – HWHF begins funding Neighbors 4 Neighbors, an organization in Miami, Florida created in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew that uses resource development, collaboration with service providers, and the power of media to connect those in need with those who can help.  Since its founding, Neighbors 4 Neighbors has provided over 10.5 million dollars in donations of cash, foods, and services to those in need.  Over 555,000 people have participated in the annual Adopt-a-Family for the Holidays program, and more than 300 local social service agencies have received direct support.  HWHF continues to fund these initiatives each year, which now include television awareness campaigns about the ecosystems in Biscayne National Park.

Renovation of North Canton Memorial Stadium

Renovation of North Canton Memorial Stadium

1991 – Funding was provided to renovate and improve Memorial Stadium in North Canton, Ohio.  This football stadium was originally built after the end of World War II and was dedicated to soldiers from North Canton who fought in any U.S. conflict.  The Hoover Company spearheaded the initial effort to build the stadium and because of the 1991 renovation, it still stands to this day and is home to the Hoover High School football team.

HWHF Support of Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio, Inc.

HWHF Support of Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio, Inc.

1990 – HWHF begins over a decade-and-a-half of funding for Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio, Inc.  The organization, which works to educate students about financial responsibility and entrepreneurship, used the funds to provide student scholarships and to create and implement classroom programing that affected thousands of students in Stark County, Ohio.


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