2023 Grant Awards 3rd and 4th Quarters

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

SISTERS OF CHARITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $2,400,899

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

$25,000

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

$150,000

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

$12,000

Beacon Charitable Pharmacy , capital support for new building

$100,000

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

$149,760

CommQuest Services , capital support for renovations and realigned facilities footprint

$375,000

Compassion Delivered , to support refrigeration equipment for program expansion

$24,056

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

$5,000

Greater Stark County Urban League , to support operations

$100,000

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

$9,000

Stark Education Partnership , to support operations, over three years

$108,750

 

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

$148,613

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

$15,000

 

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

$16,100

Alliance for Children and Families , to support overflow shelter

$84,000

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

$329,000

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

$141,970

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

$50,000

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

$167,645

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

$35,005

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

$150,000

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

$5,000

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

$200,000

 

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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