May 18, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton President Joni Close shares guidelines for child care reopening at Gov. DeWine's coronavirus briefing

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine recently announced that child care centers will be allowed to reopen May 31 under a new set of "rigorous" standards, including daily temperature checks for children. Joni Close, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and chair of Ohio’s Early Childhood Advisory Council, outlined the reopening conditions during the governor's daily coronavirus press conference. [More]
May 6, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton leads funding group that awards $1.2 million in emergency grants

More than $1.2 million has been awarded to organizations affected by the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a collaboration among local foundations. The funding group, led by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and the Stark Community Foundation, recently announced the fifth and sixth rounds of emergency grant funding. [More]
February 27, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton helps Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank near capital goal

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank has raised $8.5 million of the $11.5 million needed to build in Canton and expand in Akron, with help from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and seven other “Leadership Investors” that gave at least $500,000 each. The total expansion will triple cooler space, lessen the travel distance for partners in the greater Canton area and engage up to 300 more pantries, shelters and other agencies. [More]
December 20, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton releases 2020 blueprint

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton recently released a blueprint for its work over the next several years, which is outlined in the report The Work Ahead: Our 2020 Blueprint. The foundation gathered input from surveys, focus groups and direct conversations to revisit and revise its goals. Read the full report to learn why the foundation does what it does, what it plans to do in the coming years and the 10 strategic goals that will guide its work. [More]
May 7, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton working to build the behavioral-health workforce

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) have teamed up to work with area universities to recruit and retain the pool of local behavioral-health workers. The first workforce program to launch brings the University of Akron’s masters of social work program to Canton. The initiative is funded by $150,000 from StarkMHAR and another $300,000 from the foundation. [More]
January 15, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards more than $2.2 million in grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awarded more than $2.2 million in grants for the third and fourth quarters of 2018. The grants reflect the foundation's mission to focus on social justice issues that affect the poor and underserved. [More]
August 28, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton collaborates to create safe, stable places

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has been involved with homelessness since 1997. In the past few years, its efforts have ramped up significantly, with homelessness now addressed via a foundation-led initiative requiring long-term funding, support, staff involvement, and evaluation. [More]
July 23, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton grant helps provide equestrian therapy for military and first responders

Through a $150,000 responsive grant, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton helped provide support for Pegasus Farm to open the Military Family Center near Canton, which provides equestrian therapy for military veterans, first responders and their families. [More]
June 15, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards more than $1.1 million in grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has awarded more than $1.1 million in grants for the first and second quarters of 2018. Established in 1996, the foundation is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved. [More]
April 26, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton 2017 annual report showcases collaborations and grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton recently released its 2017 annual report. With a theme of “Give hope,” the annual report has updates on investments made in 2017 while also showcasing multiple stories that demonstrate the impact the foundation is having by providing examples of the programs the foundation funds. [More]

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