Press Release 2018 1st and 2nd Quarter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:  Joni T. Close, President 
(330) 454-5800, ext. 303
jclose@scfcanton.org
400 Market Avenue North, Suite 300
Canton, Ohio 44702

SISTERS OF CHARITY FOUNDATION awards $1,168,310

Canton, Ohio (May 29, 2018) The Board of Directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has announced $1,168,310 in grants for the first and second quarters of 2018.

As stated by Foundation President Joni Close, “We continue to focus on understanding the root causes of poverty, nurturing the growth of healthy communities, emphasizing youth and families, and measuring the outcomes of our efforts. We look forward to continued partnerships that further Foundation-led initiatives in early childhood and homelessness; strategic collaborations in employment, leadership development, bullying prevention, food security, and infant mortality; and responding to other community needs through responsive grantmaking.”

Grants were awarded to: 

Alliance City Schools, to support the purchase of long, flame-resistant welding jackets for the Alliance Career Center’s welding program 

$650

Alliance for Children and Families, to support a staff member's attendance at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, DC

$1,000

Aunt Susie’s Cancer Wellness Center for Women, to support transportation to medical appointments for Stark County women who have mobility issues and are undergoing cancer treatment

$5,000

Canton City Health Department, to support the THRIVE project evaluation and administrative expenses, over two years

$150,668

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, to support training and onboarding of new clinical staff

$75,000

Community Legal Aid Services, to expand legal services for low-income individuals with housing issues, over three years

$135,000

CommQuest Services, to support the Samaritan's Table Resource Center

   $2,500

CommQuest Services, to support expansion of opioid treatment services at its Market Avenue building in Canton

$100,000

Compassion Delivered, to support equipment for its meal delivery program

$9,000

Domestic Violence Project, for emergency assistance

   $2,500

Domestic Violence Project, to support a staff member's attendance at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, DC

$1,000

Golden Key Center for Exceptional Children, to support a program to help children with food issues

$16,058

Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, to support leadership development

$5,000

ICAN Housing, to support a long-term strategic goal to improve quality assurance in the organization’s operations, over three years

$163,630

ICAN Housing, to support employment collaborative program for Rapid Rehousing clients

$85,304

ICAN Housing, to support a staff member's attendance at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, DC

$1,000

JRC, to support its capital campaign project at the JRC Campus at Meyers Lake

$350,000

Mercy Medical Center, to support the Immigrant Health Outreach program

$25,000

Siffrin, to support installation of fully automatic handicapped accessible doors at its front entrance

$6,000

Stark County Hunger Task Force, to support the kids’ pantry for its Backpacks for Kids program

$15,000

Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, to support a homeless hotline staff member's attendance at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, DC

$1,000

Voyager Program, to support the Batterer Intervention Program and succession planning for the organization

$12,000

Warrior Beat, to support the purchase of drums and equipment for the Rhythm and Wellness Center

$5,000

YWCA of Canton, to support a staff member's attendance at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, DC

$1,000

 

Established in 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Based on the vision of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved by understanding the root causes of poverty, nurturing the growth of healthy communities, emphasizing youth and family, and measuring the outcomes of these efforts.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton offers four grant cycles each year. Information on the grant application process is available at www.scfcanton.org 

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