2020 Grant Awards 3rd and 4th Quarters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:  Joni T. Close, President 
Office: (330) 454-5800, ext. 303
Cell: (330) 309-3844
jclose@scfcanton.org
400 Market Avenue North, Suite 300
Canton, Ohio 44702

SISTERS OF CHARITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $1,569,798

Canton, Ohio (November 30, 2020) The Board of Directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has awarded $1,569,798 in grants for the third and fourth quarters of 2020.

Foundation President Joni Close announced the grants, adding, “This has certainly been a difficult year. An unprecedented pandemic, the impact on the economy, and the unrest in our country have made 2020 a year none of us will forget. We are grateful to partner with numerous organizations that are working so hard to ease struggles and meet basic needs throughout our community.”

Grants awarded:

Foundation-Led Initiatives: Our efforts to develop and hone programs focused on systemic change. Total: $656,633

Canton City School District , to support the purchase of books for the Early Learning program

$28,593

Early Childhood Education Alliance , to support SPARK in Alliance, over three years

$90,000

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

$250,000

Stark Housing Network , to support operations and evaluation of homelessness prevention programs, over two years

$288,040

 

Strategic Collaborations: Our work alongside others to launch programs that build capacity and increase effectiveness in community services. Total: $158,800

Canton City Public Health , to support evaluation of the THRIVE infant mortality project, over two years

$158,800

 

Responsive Efforts: Our commitment to respond to specific or short-term community needs. Total: $754,365

Alliance Health Department , to show gratitude and support for front-line health workers

$250

American Red Cross Heartland, Stark and Muskingum Lakes , to support the cost of a COVID-19 antibody test for each blood donation

$10,000

ArtsinStark , to support the SmArts program in the Alliance City, Canton City, and Massillon City school districts and Stark County parochial schools

$25,000

Aultman Health Foundation , to show gratitude and support for front-line health workers

$1,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio , to support the school-based mentoring program

$10,000

Canton City Public Health , to show gratitude and support for front-line health workers

$500

Domestic Violence Project, Inc. , to support budget shortfalls amid funding cuts and decreased fundraising revenue during the pandemic

$35,000

EN-RICH-MENT , to support the hiring of an assistant director to help with daily operations, over two years

$30,000

Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio , to support the emergency voucher program

$75,000

Greater Stark County Urban League , to support the Moving our Community Forward project that helps families in need

$5,000

JRC , to support the Meyers Lake capital project

$200,000

Mercy Medical Center , to support the purchase of iPads to connect patients with family members

$5,000

Mercy Medical Center , to show gratitude and support for front-line health workers, in lieu of a holiday gift for the Foundation’s Board of Directors

$1,000

Pathway Caring for Children , to support the hiring of an IT consultant to complete a database migration and specialized coding work

$50,000

Pegasus Farm , to support payroll expenses, professional development, program expenses, and pandemic-related cleaning and prevention services

$50,000

Phoenix Rising Behavioral Healthcare and Recovery , to support the cost of cleaning, thermometers, and personal protective equipment

$40,000

Refuge of Hope , to support the purchase and installation of a thermal camera

$5,000

Stark County Health Department , to show gratitude and support for front-line health workers

$1,000

Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery , to show gratitude and support for staff

$1,000

Stark County Hunger Task Force , to support the purchase of electronic tablets with weatherproof accessories

$2,000

Stark County Hunger Task Force , to support the backpack program, in lieu of a holiday gift for the Foundation’s Board of Directors

$2,500

Stark Education Partnership , to support operating expenses, over three years

$75,000

YMCA of Central Stark County , to support the Y on the Fly program

$75,115

YMCA of Central Stark County , to support the Meyers Lake YMCA renovations

$50,000

 

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 reviews grants on a rolling basis. Information on the grant application process is available at www.scfcanton.org 

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