2021 Grant Awards 1st and 2nd Quarters

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


Canton, Ohio (June 2, 2021) The Board of Directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has announced $939,281 in grants for the first and second quarters of 2021.

Foundation President Joni Close stated, “The first and second quarter grants were awarded through the Foundation’s grantmaking process, focusing on areas of interest related to our mission and goals. Along with those grants, the Board approved a special round of grants in the amount of $408,012 for summer enrichment programming to help mitigate student’s learning losses from the pandemic.

The following are the first and second quarter grants awarded:

Responsive Efforts: Our commitment to respond to specific or short-term community needs. Total: $381,269

Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio , to support the purchase of Everyone Plays Starter Kits, over two years


Catholic Charities of Portage and Stark Counties , to support the Emergency Assistance and Adult Day Services programs


Faith in Action of Western Stark County , to provide transportation services for senior citizens, over three years


Legacy Project of Stark , to support curriculum books and mentor training for low-income school districts


Pegasus Farm , to support horticultural training and educational services


Tiqvah Hands of Hope , to support an after-school program serving Canton children


United Way of Greater Stark County , to support a portion of the costs covered through United Way sources for school-based teams that Coordinate and Align Resources to Engage, Empower, and Educate our youth, known as CARE Teams


Vantage Aging , to support daily meals that are home-delivered to low-income individuals in Stark County, over two years



Strategic Collaborations: Our work alongside others to launch programs that build capacity and increase effectiveness in community services. Total: $150,000

YMCA of Central Stark County , to support the Director of Community Development position, over three years



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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