2019 Grant Awards 1st and 2nd Quarters

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 $1,088,533

Canton, Ohio (May 30, 2019) The Board of Directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has announced $1,088,533 in grants for the first and second quarters of 2019.

Foundation President Joni Close stated, “The diversity of organizations serving our community is impressive. The passion and commitment of the frontline staff of these agencies is, quite simply, awe inspiring. Our hope is that as we continue striving to fulfill the mission of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, we also recognize, support, and honor those individuals who make a difference.”

Grants were awarded to:

Responsive Efforts: Our commitment to respond to specific or short-term community needs. Total: $489,897

Canton Calvary Mission, to support its after-school program

$10,000

Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio, to support the Southeast Renewal Project, over five years

$200,000

Hammer and Nails, to support operations

$25,000

JRC, to support the Meyers Lake capital project, over two years

$100,000

Lighthouse Ministries of Canton, to support after-school and summer programming

$16,500

Mercy Medical Center, to support the Immigrant Health Outreach program, over two years

$40,000

NAMI of Stark County, to support a three-day, peer-to-peer mentor training workshop

   $1,000

Pegasus Farm, for consultation services to improve data collection systems and program evaluation

$15,000

Stark County Job and Family Services, to support the Right Path for Fathers program

$62,361

Walsh University, to support the Thea Bowman Scholars program, over two years

$20,036

 

Strategic Collaborations: Our work alongside others to launch programs that build capacity and increase effectiveness in community services. Total: $594,636

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, to support the Stark County campus capital campaign

$400,000

Canton City Public Health, to support addition of a nutrition education component to the Stark County THRIVE project that improves maternal health and birth outcomes, over two years

$45,232

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, to support succession planning

$5,000

Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, to support the Dream to Achieve program, over two years

$144,404

 

Foundation-Led Initiatives: Our efforts to develop and hone programs focused on systemic change. Total: $4,000

Health Policy Institute of Ohio, to sponsor a Canton regional meeting on the state of Ohio’s health and the release of its 2019 Health Value Dashboard

$1,500

ICAN Housing, to support a staff member’s attendance at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C.

$1,000

Refuge of Hope, to support a staff member’s attendance at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C.

$500

YWCA of Canton, to support a staff member’s attendance at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C.

$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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