June 4, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards $556,430 in grants

The board of directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has awarded $556,430 worth of grants to Stark County, Ohio nonprofit organizations, including $35,000 to the Massillon Boys and Girls Club for its 2012 summer program KidStop.

Mercy Medical Center was awarded $115,000, which will be distributed during three years, to help support the programs and services provided through its Immigrant Health Outreach program.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton was established in 1996 and is committed to providing services that meet the needs of the poor and under-served residents of Stark County by supporting programs that help to eliminate root causes of poverty. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

Other recipients are:

  • Alliance Area Habitat for Humanity, $22,500 to offset costs of building a home.
  • Arlington Avenue Church of God, $3,500 over two years for the Support Book Bags of Blessings program.
  • Association for Better Community Development, $10,000 for the Support Green-Tech Job Training Center.
  • Canton City Health Department, up to $75,000 for the Support for the Stark Public Health Study Commission.
  • Community Building Partnership of Stark County, $20,000 for general operating support.
  • Faith House Program, $6,000 for the Support transitional housing program.
  • Hammer & Nails, $65,000 over two years    for general operating support.
  • Liberty Center Connects, $12,430 to support the coalition coordinator for the Rittman and Chippewa coalitions.
  • P. A. L. Mission, $10,000, in support for the Exodus Scattered Site Apartment program.
  • Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, $2,500 for the purchase of tables for the Samaritan’s Table.
  • Stark County Health Department $142,000 over three years for general operating support for the dental clinic.
  • Stark County Regional Planning Commission, $30,000 to support the hiring of a continuum of care planner.
  • Stark County Urban Minority Alcohol and Drug Addiction Outreach Project, $1,500 to support systems navigation.
  • W. A. T. O. E. S. (We Are Troubled On Every Side), $6,000 to support the “Keeping It Real” weekly youth program.

 Read more on this story in the Akron Beacon Journal: http://www.ohio.com/news/local-news/canton-foundation-awards-556-430-1.312652 

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