September 18, 2020

Health system ministries in Stark County part of collaborative to help families at risk for infant mortality

Toward Health Resiliency for Infant Vitality & Equity (THRIVE) in Stark County, Ohio, works to determine the factors that lead to infant mortality in the Canton community and reduce the overall infant mortality rate as well as the disparity in birth outcomes relative to white and black infants. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is a funder of the program and the Early Childhood Resource Center is a community partner/referring agency for the program. Radio station WKSU recently highlighted work of the THRIVE program. [More]
August 4, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton helps homelessness system help those who can't stay at home

During a stay-at-home order, how do you help those who have no home to go to? The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and other local funders have helped the Stark Housing Network and its partners answer that question, keeping clients safe during the pandemic and also helping them navigate during ever-changing circumstances. The efforts were recently highlighted in the Chronicle of Pandemic Philanthropy. [More]
July 16, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton supports child care providers during the pandemic

Child care has been in the spotlight throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The staff of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton knew help would be needed, considering its decades-long commitment to early childhood issues. To learn the most effective ways to help, the staff went directly to the experts: the child care providers themselves. The foundation recently published an article about what was learned and how it collaborated to support the needs of child care providers during the crisis. [More]
June 24, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards more than $1 million in grants

During the first and second quarters of 2020, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awarded more than $1 million in grants, including significant emergency funding to address pandemic-related challenges. Faced with unprecedented need, the foundation collaborated closely with local funders to shore up organizations on the front lines of the pandemic, including organizations serving the homeless population, those providing food and emergency assistance, and pandemic child care providers. [More]
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]

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