Salem Community Foundation celebrates 56 years of making a positive difference!


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 since 1966!





  • GREAT NEWS: John, Melissa and Brittany have moved into our amazing office space located in the new Consumers National Bank Building! Please stop by to see us weekdays, 9 am to 5 pm.
  • The Salem Community Foundation is accepting "Applications for Financial Assistance" from local 501(c)(3) organizations. Please call Melissa J. Costa, Grant Coordinator, at the Salem Community Foundation office - 330-332-4021 - before filling out the required Grant Application.
  • 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.


  • Our community foundation has successfully grown to manage 153 charitable funds and distributed over $65 million dollars in grants to assist a variety of non-profit organizations and fund a successful scholarship program.
  • There is scarcely an aspect of life in Salem that has not been touched in a positive way by the Salem Community Foundation since 1966. The Salem Community Foundation has actively shaped the lives and honored the memories of Salem area residents.
  • $40,000 was granted to 18 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"!
  • Congratulations to Salem's college students! $70,900 was granted in scholarship dollars to 36 outstanding students for 2021 - 2022 academic year. Also, we wish to congratulations the Kent State University Salem Campus students receiving the Salem Community Foundation Tuition Grant awards for Spring 2022!


  • 2022 Grants: The Brightside Project "Back to School Clothing and Shoe Project" - $20,000, The Brightside Project Computer Grant - $12,633, Youth In Philanthropy - $12,000, Community Book Grant - $6,000, and Banquet in Salem - $3,000.
  • 2021 Grants: Salem Community Pantry - $15,000, The Brightside Project - $15,000, Youth In Philanthropy - $10,000, Salem Junior Baseball League - $7,098, Community Book Grant - $6,000, Banquet in Salem - $3,000, and City of Salem's Fireworks - $1,000.
  • 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.



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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