Empowering children & Strengthening Families

Scholarships for deserving students in Stark County who have earned our confidence through their hard work, character and desire to succeed.

Grants for nonprofit organizations in Stark County that support children and families and invest in our communities.

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Our History

In 1956, Paul David referred to himself as a “peddler” selling records from the trunk of his ’56 Buick to a few grocery stores. It was the beginning of a remarkable American success story with his wife Carol that led to the building of a national music retail store chain.

Built on principle, hard work and love of service, Camelot Music gave America its music…and ultimately helped to build a foundation of philanthropy for Stark County.

Paul & Carol David Foundation

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year we give scholarships to high school seniors in Stark County based on a variety of factors. The application process gives every applicant an opportunity to demonstrate: Character, need, ability to face and overcome obstacles, and a perseverance to succeed. Then a team of conscientious individuals respectfully review all applicants.

Since 1980, the Paul and Carol David Family Foundation has awarded more than 1,300 scholarships to high school seniors in Stark County.

The application process begins each year in October.

Carol David with 2019 Scholarship Winners.

Grant Opportunities

We support area nonprofit, philanthropic and charitable organizations rooted in serving the Community, Health, Education, and Faith needs of children and their families in and around Stark County, Ohio – from the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon and YMCA of Western Stark County, to Walsh University, Akron Children’s Hospital, and more!

Our mission comes from our founders, Paul and Carol David. By their example, the Foundation gives back to our community with grant opportunities that help more people pursue their passions and live better lives.

$20 Million+

Invested in Stark County Students Over the Past

41 Years


Current Value of Each Scholarship

$30 Million

Granted to Area Nonprofits Since 2000

218 Organizations

Have Been Awarded Grants by Our Foundation