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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards $1.7 million in grants for the third and fourth quarters

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards $1.7 million in grants for the third and fourth quarters

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has announced $1,773,340 in grants for the third and fourth quarters of 2022. The grants cover three primary areas: responsive efforts to respond to specific or short-term community needs; strategic collaborations to work alongside others to launch programs that build capacity and increase effectiveness in community services; and, foundation-led Initiatives, which are efforts to develop and hone programs focused on systemic change.

Foundation President Marisa Rohn said, “The foundation works to meet the long-term and immediate needs of our community. But the work is about so much more than funding. We strive to contribute at a higher level, forming partnerships and collaborations that will ensure lasting systemic change. Whether the work requires our individual involvement or connecting the right people to the right missions, we are deeply committed to finding innovative and sustainable ways to meet our community’s critical needs.”

The following grants were awarded during the third and fourth quarters:

Responsive Efforts: Total = $1,204,259

  • Beacon Charitable Pharmacy, to support operations, over two years, $200,000
  • Crown Point Ecology Center, to support growing produce year-round for Stark County residents in need, over two years, $25,000
  • Boys and Girls Club of Massillon, to support construction of a new building, $375,000
  • Canton City Public Health, to support evaluation of the THRIVE infant mortality project, over 16 months, $119,259
  • Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties, to support adult day program services and the First Step program for parents of young children, over two years, $35,000
  • Echoing Hills, to support construction and renovation of homes for Stark County clients with disabilities, over 15 months, $50,000
  • Golden Key Center for Exceptional Children, to support renovation and expansion of its current facility, $350,000
  • Tri County Jobs for Ohio's Graduates, to support two staff members who will serve students at McKinley High School and Choices Alternative School as they complete education and transition to employment, job training, or post-secondary education, $20,000
  • Pegasus Farm, to support Military Family Center operations, $30,000

Strategic Collaborations: Total = $7,560

  • Lighthouse Ministries of Canton, to provide mental health services for students enrolled in after-school and summer programs, $7,560

Foundation-led Initiatives: Total = $561,521

  • Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, to support the Behavioral Health Workforce Optimization Initiative, over 22 months, $360,500
    Stark Housing Network, to support operations, over two years, $201,021
  • The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton reviews grants on a rolling basis. Information on the grant application process is at

Established in 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Based on the vision of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the Foundation 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.


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