2023 Grant Awards 3rd and 4th Quarters

Contact:  Marisa R. Rohn, President
Office: (330) 454-5800, ext. 307
Cell: (330) 309-3844
400 Market Avenue North, Suite 300
Canton, Ohio 44702


Canton, Ohio (November 27, 2023) The Board of Directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has announced $2,400,899 in grants for the third and fourth quarters of 2023.

Foundation President Marisa Rohn stated, “The Foundation has seen an increase in requests from local organizations. Unfortunately, this indicates a growing need in our community. Our Board and staff are grateful to be the stewards of funds of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and to able to assist these organizations in meeting the needs of the poor and underserved in our community.”

The following are the third and fourth quarter grants awarded:

Responsive Efforts: Our commitment to respond to specific or short-term community needs. Total: $1,058,566

Aultman Health Foundation , to support the Forensic Nursing Program


ArtsinStark , to support capital renovations for EN-RICH-MENT’s new education center


Aunt Susie’s Cancer Wellness Center , to support cleaning services for individuals with mobility issues who are undergoing cancer treatment, over two years


Beacon Charitable Pharmacy , capital support for new building


Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital , to support the Healing After Violent Encounters Network (HAVEN) Forensic Nursing Program


CommQuest Services , capital support for renovations and realigned facilities footprint


Compassion Delivered , to support refrigeration equipment for program expansion


Ekaza-Bridging The Gap , to support the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM) program


Greater Stark County Urban League , to support operations


Stark County Minority Business Association , to support the Expanding Resources for All training program


Stark Education Partnership , to support operations, over three years



Strategic Collaborations: Our work alongside others to launch programs that build capacity and increase effectiveness in community services. Total: $163,613

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health , to support preventive behavioral health services for children in out-of-school-time programs, over 21 months


Stark Library , to support free books for young children enrolled in the Dolly Parton and Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library program, over two years



Foundation-Led Initiatives: Our efforts to develop and hone programs focused on systemic change. Total: $1,178,720

AHEAD Foundation , to support the Massillon SPARK kindergarten readiness program


Alliance for Children and Families , to support overflow shelter


Domestic Violence Project, Inc. , to support Canton shelter stabilization, over three years


Early Childhood Education Alliance , to support SPARK in Alliance and professional development for early childhood workers, over three years


Groundwork Ohio , to support early childhood data analysis and dashboard creation


ICAN Housing , to support one-time gap funding for permanent supportive housing projects


JRC , to support digital curriculum upgrade for its learning centers, over three years


Refuge of Hope Ministries , to support a rapid rehousing program for single adults, over 18 months


Refuge of Hope Ministries , to support a women’s overflow shelter for the winter


Stark Housing Network , to support efforts to recruit, retain, and upskill the workforce throughout Stark County’s homelessness system



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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