2024 Grant Awards 1st and 2nd 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 (May 28, 2024) The Board of Directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has announced $756,149 in grants for the first and second quarters of 2024.

Foundation President Marisa Rohn stated, “Our work is made possible by the many organizations that partner with our Foundation to lift people out of poverty. Not only do we fund, but we work alongside these nonprofits to assist with strategizing, providing for personnel and program needs, and building capacity through training, strategic planning, and more. Our Board of Directors believes in strategically devoting staff time and awarding funds to help organizations best meet the needs of our community.”

The following are the first and second quarter grants awarded:

Responsive Efforts: Our commitment to respond to specific or short-term community needs. Total: $453,775

A Whole Community , to support supplies and a refrigerator for its community food program, over two years


Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank , to support equipment and supplies for the Stark County pantry


ArtsinStark , to support kitchen equipment for the new EN-RICH-MENT Arts Education Building


Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio , to support community-based mentoring programs


CAMP (Career Apprenticeship and Mentorship Program) , to support website and marketing video for collegiate planning services program


Canton For All People , capital funding to support the Newton Family Apartments


CommQuest Services , capital funding to support critical renovations in and closures of its facilities across Stark County


Heart of Ohio Diaper Bank , to support equipment and supplies


NAMI Stark County , to support programs that address mental and physical health challenges


Pegasus Farm , to support operations of the Military and First Responders Center


YMCA of Central Stark County , to support its summer camp programming in Canton City, Alliance City, and Plain Local school districts



Strategic Collaborations: Our work alongside others to launch programs that build capacity and increase effectiveness in community services. The following were invited proposals to help build the capacity of local nonprofits. Total: $152,374

Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter , capacity building support for a fundraising plan and technology upgrades


Early Childhood Resource Center , capacity building support for strategic plan


JRC , capacity building support for website


OneEighty , capacity building support for a strategic and succession plan


Project REBUILD , capacity building support for website enhancements


Stark Community Support Network , capacity building support to review operational processes, policies, and procedures, a fund development plan, and marketing materials


The ABCD, Inc. , capacity building support for one-time purchase of necessary equipment for its Energy Conservation Weatherization program


Tri County Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates , to support Massillon Middle School summer program


Young Christian Professionals , capacity building support for workshops and coaching for its board and program directors


YWCA Alliance , to support its collaborative out-of-school time program, Navigators


YWCA Alliance , capacity building support to purchase ServTracker software to digitize its Meals on Wheels Plus program operations, over three years



Foundation-Led Initiatives: Our efforts to develop and hone programs focused on systemic change. Total: $150,000

Early Childhood Resource Center , to support SPARK operations in Stark County



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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