Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton

Established in 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton 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.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton

In addition to its grantmaking, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton currently has a greater commitment in the following areas:

  • Quality Child Care: A long-term initiative to improve early education and child care has helped to increase the number of nationally accredited child care centers from one to more than 50 in Stark County. The county was later chosen as one of eight U.S. sites to receive a $5 million SPARK Initiative grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton planning and overseeing efforts to prepare three- to six-year-olds for school.
  • Prescription Assistance: Since 2001, the Stark Prescription Assistance Network of funders, social service agencies and health care providers has helped the uninsured, underinsured and Medicaid/Medicare population in Stark County obtain needed medications. This program has achieved more than $3 million in savings by identifying free or discounted drugs for people in need.
  • Oral Health: The Bethlehem Project improves access to dental care services for low-income children and their families via home visitations and case management to at-risk children up to three years of age. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton also worked with Mercy Medical Center to launch the hospital’s General Practice Residency in Dentistry and Dental Clinic that opened in 2007.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

Learn more at scfcanton.org.


Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton

400 Market Ave. N, Suite 300
Canton, OH 44702

p: 330 454 5800

Established 1996

Based upon Gospel values, Catholic social teaching and the congregation's mission and beliefs as they are related to major societal challenges, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine has directed their foundations to confront key issues that impact the poor and underserved.

Therefore, the three Sisters of Charity Foundations remain 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.

Joni Close

President,
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton

Joni Close became president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton in 2009 after serving as Senior Program Director at the foundation for a number of years. Ms. Close joined the foundation in 1997 following thirteen years at Canton Country Day School, where she worked as the business manager and admissions director, served as construction project manager for a $4.8 million building expansion project, and accepted a one-year appointment as interim head of school prior to her departure. Read More »

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