2019 Grant Awards 3rd and 4th Quarters

Contact: Joni T. Close, President
(330) 454-5800, ext. 303
400 Market Avenue North, Suite 300
Canton, Ohio 44702


Canton, Ohio ( December 3, 2019 ) The Board of Directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has announced $1,544,388 in grants for the third and fourth quarters of 2019.

Foundation President Joni Close stated, “The Foundation’s Board and staff continue to be focused and intentional in our grantmaking. As we enter the holiday season and reflect on our blessings, we are grateful for our colleagues serving in nonprofit agencies that provide a safety net of services for those in need. The collaborative spirit in Stark County is alive and well.” 

Grants were awarded to:

Foundation-Led Initiatives: Our efforts to develop and hone programs focused on systemic change. Total: $753,144

Beacon Charitable Pharmacy, to support operations, over three years


Early Childhood Resource Center, to support the SPARK program in Canton and Minerva


Early Childhood Resource Center , to support early childhood workforce development in Stark County


Early Childhood Resource Center , to sponsor the First Day of School Fundraiser


ICAN, Inc., to support an employment program for participants of Stark County’s rapid rehousing programs, over two years


Stark Housing Network , to support 2020 operations


Strategic Collaborations: Our work alongside others to launch programs that build capacity and increase effectiveness in community services. Total: $659,344

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


Canton City Public Health , to support a contracted grantwriter for the THRIVE infant mortality reduction effort


Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health , to support implementation of a quality improvement strategy, over three years


Hammer and Nails, to provide operating and capacity building support, over three years


Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, t o support Six Sigma consultation and project management services, over two years


Responsive Efforts: Our commitment to respond to specific or short-term community needs. Total: $131,900

A Community Christmas , to support the Christmas Giving Center, over three years


Alliance Area Habitat for Humanity, to support renovation of a building that will become a Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Alliance


Coleman Professional Services , to support the Changing Destinies permanent supportive housing project


Faith In Action of Western Stark County , to provide transportation, holiday dinners, and gift baskets for seniors, over two years


Hartville Migrant Ministry , to support an emergency fund to feed migrant families


Mercy Medical Center , to sponsor the annual Harvest Ball


Pegasus Farm , to support marketing for the Military Family Center


Pegasus Farm , to support the Military Family Center and farm irrigation system


Stark County Hunger Task Force , to support operations, along with the purchase of a fresh produce cooler


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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