July 15, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards $628,700 in grants during first half of 2013

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awarded more than $628,000 in grants to 11 organizations in the Canton area during the first and second quarters of 2013.

Organizations receiving grant money include:

  • Akron Canton Regional Foodbank: $50,000 to support the purchase of a cooler.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Massillon: $50,000 matching grant over three years to support the KidStop summer program.
  • Fund for Our Economic Future: $50,000 over three years for economic development in Northeast Ohio.
  • Mercy Medical Center: Up to $250,000 matching grant over two years to support the Emergency and Trauma Services expansion and renovation project.
  • Meta Morphosis 1: $7,000 to support the rehabilitation and re-entry program serving men ages 18 to 21.
  • North Canton Playhouse, Spotlight on Youth: $7,200 over two years to support in-school performances on bullying prevention.
  • Ohio Business Roundtable: $50,000 to support the Early Learning Initiative.
  • Stark County Educational Service Center: $42,500 over two years to support a part-time Olweus Bullying Prevention coordinator.
  • Stark County Park District: $57,000 over two years to support the increase and expansion of community gardens in Stark County and establish associated programs to teach good nutrition.
  • Stark County Regional Planning Commission: $45,000 over three years to support the Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County.
  • Your Human Resource Center: $20,000 over two years to support the Breaking the Barriers employment program.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved in the community.

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