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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards $953,821 in grants

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards $953,821 in grants

The board of directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has awarded $953,821 in grants for the first and second quarters of this year.

Foundation President Joni Close said, “The foundation continues to identify areas of need as our community emerges from a very difficult period. It’s critical for us to align our funding with federal and state dollars in order to maximize the resources available to our community. We’re also working hard to jump-start efforts that may lead to public investment. We strive to do both: provide gap funding and support innovative programming.”

They following first and second quarter grants were awarded:

  • Alliance Area Habitat for Humanity, to support a new part-time assistant construction manager position, over two years: $24,000.
  • ArtsinStark, to support the SmArts program in the Alliance, Canton, and Massillon city school districts and in local parochial schools: $25,000.
  • A Whole Community, to support the community food program: $10,000.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio, to support school-based mentoring services for students living in eight school districts across Carroll and Tuscarawas counties: $15,000.
  • OhioGuidestone, to support mental health services for undocumented immigrants in Tuscarawas County, over three years: $37,500.
  • Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio, to support the purchase of Everyone Plays Starter Kits, over two years: $9,300.
  • Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, to provide on-site behavioral health services at 10 after-school and four summer programs offered by the YMCA of Central Stark County and the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon: $100,000.
  • Community Legal Aid Services, to support the cost of an organizational development consultant: $15,000.
  • Domestic Violence Project Inc., to provide support needed because of federal funding cuts and to address long-term infrastructure needs, over two years: $294,125.
  • Early Childhood Education Alliance, to support training on trauma and behavioral health for Alliance early childhood teachers and SPARK parent partners: $14,163.
  • Faith in Action of Western Stark County, to provide transportation for senior citizens, over three years: $4,000.
  • Greater Stark County Urban League to support succession planning and related costs: $10,000.
  • NAMI Stark County, to support organizational assessment, a volunteer management system, a fundraising development plan, and related costs, over two years: $12,000.
  • Our Lady of Peace Elementary School, to support a summer program for kindergarten through fifth-grade students: $25,000.
  • Phoenix Rising Behavioral Healthcare and Recovery, for board development services and technological support: $9,700.
  • Serving Area Military, for strategic planning, executive coaching, professional development, and board development, over two years: $10,000.
  • YMCA of Central Stark County, to support the addition of a learning component to summer camps in the Canton City, Alliance City, and Plain Local school districts: $70,033.
  • ICAN Housing, to support capital renovations to the Cherry Grove permanent supportive-housing project: $250,000.
  • TSNE Mission Works, to support general operations of the national Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, over two years: $15,000.
  • YWCA Canton, to support attendance at the 2022 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C.: $4,000.

Established in 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The foundation addresses the needs of the poor and underserved.

The foundation reviews grants on a rolling basis. Information on the grant application process is available at

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