June 29, 2015

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards $456,944 million in grants and funds

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has announced $456,944 in grants and restricted funds for the first and second quarters of 2015.

“The foundation continues to collaborate with many community partners to leverage funding and resources, so that we can support those who are most in need,” said foundation President Joni Close. “Together with our partners, we are able to address a wide range of issues involving education, homelessness, mental health and social services. Every day, we see the difference we can make when we come together to address our community's needs.”

Grants awarded were:

  • Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio, $30,000 over two years to support the health and wellness of people with physical disabilities.
  • Alliance Area Domestic Violence Project, $1,640 to support one-time expenses to enable clients to exit homeless shelters.
  • Alliance for Children and Families, $30,000 for furnishings for six apartments for families in the new B-FIRST permanent supportive housing project.
  • Alliance for Children and Families, $3,815 to support one-time expenses to enable clients to exit homeless shelters.
  • Community Harvest, $10,000 to support program expansion.
  • Community Services of Stark County, $2,425 to support one-time expenses to enable clients to exit homeless shelters.
  • Domestic Violence Project, $4,980 to support one-time expenses to enable clients to exit homeless shelters.
  • Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, $2,500 to support the In-School Journey program.
  • JRC Learning Center, $900 to purchase a new washing machine.
  • Leave a Legacy Stark County, $6,000 to support a local fundraising training by Indiana University’s The Fundraising School Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
  • Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County, up to $35,000 to partner in support of a nonprofit leadership program.
  • Mercy Medical Center, $90,000 over three years to support the Immigrant Health Outreach program and interpretation services for the Homeless Hotline.
  • Mercy Medical Center, $4,200 to sponsor support for Mercy Service League’s Harvest Ball.
  • Ohio Guidestone, $16,000 to support the Children of Divorce program.
  • Orrville Area Boys and Girls Club, up to $55,000 over two years to support the KidStop program.
  • Refuge of Hope, $6,370 to support one-time expenses to enable clients to exit homeless shelters.
  • Stark County Educational Service Center, $29,044 over two years to support the Olweus Bullying Prevention coordinator’s expanded hours and increase in pay.
  • Stark County Hunger Task Force, $4,300 to support the purchase of a lift gate.
  • Stark Development Board, $55,000 over three years for operating support.
  • Stark Social Workers Network, $5,000 to support building repairs.
  • YWCA of Canton, $60,000 to support the Stark Area Rapid Re-housing program.
  • YWCA of Canton, $4,770 to support one-time expenses to enable clients to exit homeless shelters.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton offers four grant cycles each year. The foundation is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System focused on 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.

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