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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards $939,281 in grants for first and second quarters

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards $939,281 in grants for first and second quarters

The board of directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has announced $939,281 in grants for the first and second quarters of this year.

Foundation President Joni Close said, “The first- and second-quarter grants were awarded through the foundation’s grantmaking process, focusing on areas of interest related to our mission and goals. Along with those grants, the board approved a special round of grants in the amount of $408,012 for summer enrichment programming to help mitigate students' learning losses from the pandemic."

The following are the first- and second-quarter grants awarded:

Responsive efforts to support the foundation's commitment to respond to specific or short-term community needs: $381,269

  • Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio, to support the purchase of Everyone Plays Starter Kits, over two years, $10,000
  • Catholic Charities of Portage and Stark Counties, to support the Emergency Assistance and Adult Day Services programs, $50,000
  • Faith in Action of Western Stark County, to provide transportation services for senior citizens, over three years, $20,000
  • Legacy Project of Stark, to support curriculum books and mentor training for low-income school districts, $15,000
  • Pegasus Farm, to support horticultural training and educational services, $26,269
  • Tiqvah Hands of Hope, to support an after-school program serving Canton children, $40,000
  • United Way of Greater Stark County, to support a portion of the costs covered through United Way sources for school-based teams that Coordinate and Align Resources to Engage, Empower, and Educate our youth, known as CARE Teams, $150,000
  • Vantage Aging, to support daily meals that are home-delivered to low-income people in Stark County, over two years, $70,000

Strategic collaborations to work alongside others to launch programs that build capacity and increase effectiveness in community services: $150,000

  • YMCA of Central Stark County, to support the director of community development position, over three years, $150,000

About the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton
Established in 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. 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. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton reviews grants on a rolling basis. For information on the grant application process, visit

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