December 9, 2014

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards $1.3 million in grants and funds

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has announced $1.3 million in grants and restricted funds for the third and fourth quarters of 2014. In addition to the grants listed below, the foundation’s board approved a restricted fund to support expansion of Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) kindergarten-readiness program in Stark County.

Grants awarded were:

  • Aunt Susie’s Cancer Wellness Center, $5,000 to support a program that provides assistance to women fighting cancer.
  • Canton Calvary Mission, $45,000 to support an after-school program serving Canton’s Gibbs Elementary School neighborhood, over three years.
  • Canton City Health Department, $24,000 to support the Stark County Institute on Equity THRIVE (Toward Health Resiliency for Infant Vitality and Equity), in an effort to reduce infant mortality.
  • Early Childhood Resource Center, $450,276 for operating support for programming and parent partner services for the SPARK program.
  • Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, $16,200 to support a new client-tracking system.
  • Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County, $100,000 to support the costs of software and staffing for a new homeless management-information system.
  • Mercy Medical Center, $147,000 for operating support and a panoramic X-ray unit for the dental clinic, over two years.
  • Mercy Medical Center, $4,200 to sponsor support for Mercy Service League’s Harvest Ball.
  • Ohio Business Roundtable, $5,000 in grant writing support for the state of Ohio’s Preschool Expansion Grant application.
  • Prescription Assistance Network, $175,000 in operating support over two years.
  • Stark County Agriculture Society, $75,000 to support the grandstand renovation project.Stark County Regional Planning Commission, $8,000 for partial funding of the Continuum of Care Planner.
  • Westark Family Services, $10,000 to support geriatric case management, over two years.

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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