2022 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, 2022) The Board of Directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has announced $953,821 in grants for the first and second quarters of 2022.

Foundation President Joni Close stated, “The Foundation continues to identify areas of need as our community emerges from a very difficult period. It’s critical for us to align our funding with federal and state dollars in order to maximize the resources available to our community. We’re also working hard to jump-start efforts that may lead to public investment. We strive to do both: provide gap funding and support innovative programming.”

The following are the first and second quarter grants awarded:

Responsive Efforts: Our commitment to respond to specific or short-term community needs. Total: $111,500

Alliance Area Habitat for Humanity , to support a new part-time assistant construction manager position, over two years


ArtsinStark , to support the SmArts program in the Alliance, Canton, and Massillon city school districts and in local parochial schools


A Whole Community , to support the community food program


Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio , to support school-based mentoring services for students living in eight school districts across Carroll and Tuscarawas counties


OhioGuidestone , to support mental health services for undocumented immigrants in Tuscarawas County, over three years



Strategic Collaborations: Our work alongside others to launch programs that build capacity and increase effectiveness in community services. Total: $573,321

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


Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health , to provide on-site behavioral health services at ten after-school and four summer programs offered by the YMCA of Central Stark County and the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon


Community Legal Aid Services , to support the cost of an organizational development consultant


Domestic Violence Project, Inc. , to provide support needed because of federal funding cuts and to address long-term infrastructure needs, over two years


Early Childhood Education Alliance , to support training on trauma and behavioral health for Alliance early childhood teachers and SPARK parent partners


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


Greater Stark County Urban League , to support succession planning and related costs


NAMI Stark County, to support organizational assessment , a volunteer management system, a fundraising development plan, and related costs, over two years


Our Lady of Peace Elementary School , to support a summer program for kindergarten through fifth grade students


Phoenix Rising Behavioral Healthcare and Recovery , for board development services and technological support


Serving Area Military , for strategic planning, executive coaching, professional development, and board development, over two years


YMCA of Central Stark County , to support the addition of a learning component to summer camps in the Canton City, Alliance City, and Plain Local school districts



Foundation-led Initiatives: Our efforts to develop and hone programs focused on systemic change. Total: $269,000

ICAN Housing , to support capital renovations to the Cherry Grove permanent supportive housing project


TSNE Mission Works , to support general operations of the national Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, over two years


YWCA Canton , to support attendance at the 2022 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, DC



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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