The Salem Community Foundation continues to make a lasting impact!


Thank you for continuing to inspire us to improve the quality of life in the Salem area by
supporting a wide range of outreach programs, projects, and scholarships for 55 years!





  • IMPORTANT: The Salem Community Foundation office is currently closed to the general public until further notice due to Covid19. We are maintaining normal office hours and are frequently checking our email, voicemail, and post office box for mail.
  • At this time, the Salem Community Foundation is accepting "Applications for Financial Assistance" from local 501(c)(3) organizations. Please call Melissa Costa, Grant Coordinator, before your organization begins the application process - 330-332-4021.
  • Salem Community Foundation's Newsletter and Annual Report may be viewed on the "Publications" tab. If you would like a copy of these publications, please call the Salem Community Foundation office.


  • $40,000 was granted to 20 agencies affiliated with United Way Services of Northern Columbiana County. United Way Services "Fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community"!
  • Our community foundation has successfully grown to manage 132 charitable funds and distributed over $60 million dollars in grants to assist a variety of non-profit organizations and fund a successful scholarship program.
  • The Salem Community Foundation began with $2,000 and a hope for the future growth of the Salem community. The plan was for the Salem Community Foundation to act as a reservoir in which many small and large contributions and memorial gifts would be pooled and invested.
  • There is scarcely an aspect of life in Salem that has not been touched in a positive way by the Salem Community Foundation over the years. Our community foundation has actively shaped the lives and honored the memories of Salem area residents.


  • Congratulations to Salem's college students - $98,700 was granted in scholarship dollars to outstanding students for 2020 - 2021 academic year!
  • 2020 Grants: Counseling Center - $25,000, Salem Parks & Recreation - $41,000, Perry Township Police Department - $30,000, United Way Services - $40,000, Salem High School Band - $13,000, Kent State Salem Campus Rural Scholars - $19,500, Head Start Program - $5,000 The Brightside Project - $15,000, and Junior Achievement - $3,000.
  • 2019 Grants: Salem Fire Department - $52,518, Grandview Cemetery - $52,365, Salem Historical Society - $65,000, United Way Services - $40,000, Church Women United - $15,000, St. Paul School Scullion Hall - $10,000, Salvation Army - $4,000, and Junior Achievement - $3,000.
  • 2018 Grants: Salem Community Center's Center Circle - $245,382, Salem High School Auditorium - $32,598, Salem Quaker City Band - $1,481, Boy Scout Troop #3 - $11,890, Kent State Salem Campus - $51,500, SOD Center - $7,000, Junior Achievement - $3,000, United Way Services - $30,000, Project MKC - $3,120, Salem Chamber of Commerce - $4,675, and Church Women United - $15,000.



9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday

141 South Ellsworth Avenue, Salem

The Salem Community Foundation is located
in the Consumers National Bank Building.


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