2021 Grant Awards 3rd and 4th 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 (November 29, 2021) The Board of Directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has announced $2,031,754 in grants for the third and fourth quarters of 2021.

Grants awarded:

Foundation-Led Initiatives: Long-term systemic change efforts focused on homelessness, early childhood, and mental health. Total: $1,118,485

Coleman Professional Services , to support operating costs for the Massillon Transitional-Age Youth permanent supportive housing project


CommQuest Services , for infrastructure support to improve operational performance, over three years


Early Childhood Resource Center , to support the workforce development retention and financial sustainability project, over two years


ICAN Housing , to support technology and other infrastructure needs as part of the Legacy Initiative quality improvement effort


ICAN Housing , to support expansion of the workforce development program serving people exiting homelessness, over three years


Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery , to partner on the leadership development program, over three years


Stark Housing Network , to support diversion training



Strategic Collaborations: Our work alongside others to launch programs focused on education and health access that build capacity and increase the effectiveness of programs and services. Total: $333,954

Access Health Stark County , to support the community health worker project focused on chronic disease, over three years


Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health , to provide behavioral health services for children participating in after-school programs offered by the YMCA of Central Stark County, the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon, and Lighthouse Ministries



Responsive Efforts: Our commitment to respond to specific programs, projects, or short-term community needs. Total: $579,315

City of Canton , to support renovations at 1318 Gonder Place SE to create a medical center and grocery store for southeast Canton residents


Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital , to support the Healing After Violent Encounters Network (HAVEN) forensic nursing program


Community Legal Aid Services , to support the Neighborhood Law Project


Dueber United Methodist Church , to support Dueber Kids’ Club


Hartville Migrant Ministry , to support a pilot program for mental health services, over two years


Health Policy Institute of Ohio , for operating support, over three years


Pegasus Farm , to support database expansion


She Elevates , to support the She Elevates Academy program, over two years


Stark Economic Development Board , for operating support, over three years


YWCA of Canton , to support an organizational assessment


YWCA of Canton , to support emergency assistance for residents displaced from the Gateway II facility



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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