“We continue to focus on understanding the root causes of poverty, nurturing the growth of healthy communities, emphasizing youth and families, and measuring the outcomes of our efforts,” said foundation President Joni Close. “We look forward to continued partnerships that further foundation-led initiatives in early childhood and homelessness; strategic collaborations in employment, leadership development, bullying prevention, food security, and infant mortality; and responding to other community needs through responsive grantmaking.”
Established in 1996, the foundation is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved. Grant recipients and their awards are:
Alliance City Schools, $650 to support the purchase of flame-resistant welding jackets for the Alliance Career Center’s welding program.
Alliance for Children and Families, $1,000 to support a staff member’s attendance at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C.
Aunt Susie’s Cancer Wellness Center for Women - $5,000 to support transportation to medical appointments for Stark County women who have mobility issues and are undergoing cancer treatment.
Canton City Health Department, $150,668 to support the THRIVE project evaluation and administrative expenses, over two years.
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, $75,000 to support training and onboarding of new clinical staff.
Community Legal Aid Services, $135,000 to expand legal services for low-income individuals with housing issues, over three years.
CommQuest Services, $2,500 to support the Samaritan’s Table Resource Center.
CommQuest Services, $100,000 to support expansion of opioid treatment services at its Market Avenue building in Canton.
Compassion Delivered, $9,000 to support equipment for its meal-delivery program.
Domestic Violence Project, $2,500 for emergency assistance.
Domestic Violence Project, $1,000 to support a staff member’s attendance at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C.
Golden Key Center for Exceptional Children, $16,058 to support a program to help children with food issues.
Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, $5,000 to support leadership development.
ICAN Housing, $163,630 to support a long-term strategic goal to improve quality assurance in the organization’s operations, over three years.
ICAN Housing, $85,304 to support employment collaborative program for Rapid Rehousing clients.
ICAN Housing, $1,000 to support a staff member’s attendance at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C.
JRC, $350,000 to support its capital campaign project at the JRC Campus at Meyers Lake.
Mercy Medical Center, $25,000 to support the Immigrant Health Outreach program.
Siffrin, $6,000 to support installation of fully automatic handicapped accessible doors at its front entrance.
Stark County Hunger Task Force, $15,000 to support the kids’ pantry for its Backpacks for Kids program.
Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, $1,000 to support a homeless hotline staff member’s attendance at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C.
Voyager Program, $12,000 to support the Batterer Intervention Program and succession planning for the organization.
Warrior Beat, $5,000 to support the purchase of drums and equipment for the Rhythm and Wellness Center.
YWCA of Canton, $1,000 to support a staff member’s attendance at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C.