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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards more than $2.4 million in third and fourth quarter grants

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards more than $2.4 million in third and fourth quarter grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton Board of Directors has announced $2.4 million in grants for the third and fourth quarters of 2023. The grants fall under three areas: responsive efforts that focus on social justice, strategic collaborations that focus on community connections and foundation-led initiatives that focus on systemic change.

Responsive Efforts: Commitment to respond to specific or short-term community needs. Total: $1,058,566

  • Aultman Health Foundation, to support the Forensic Nursing Program, $25,000
  • ArtsinStark, to support capital renovations for EN-RICH-MENT’s new education center, $150,000
  • Aunt Susie’s Cancer Wellness Center, to support cleaning services for individuals with mobility issues who are undergoing cancer treatment, over two years, $12,000
  • Beacon Charitable Pharmacy, capital support for new building, $100,000
  • Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital, to support the Healing After Violent Encounters Network (HAVEN)
  • Forensic Nursing Program, $149,760
  • CommQuest Services, capital support for renovations and realigned facilities footprint, $375,000
  • Compassion Delivered, to support refrigeration equipment for program expansion, $24,056
  • Ekaza-Bridging The Gap, to support the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM) program, $5,000
  • Greater Stark County Urban League, to support operations, $100,000
  • Stark County Minority Business Association, to support the Expanding Resources for All training program, $9,000
  • Stark Education Partnership, to support operations, over three years, $108,750

Strategic Collaborations: Work alongside others to launch programs that build capacity and increase effectiveness in community services. Total: $163,613

  • Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, to support preventive behavioral health services for children in out-of-school-time programs, over 21 months, $148,613
  • Stark Library, to support free books for young children enrolled in the Dolly Parton and Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library program, over two years, $15,000

Foundation-Led Initiatives: Efforts to develop and hone programs focused on systemic change. Total: $1,178,720

  • AHEAD Foundation, to support the Massillon SPARK Kindergarten readiness program, $16,100
  • Alliance for Children and Families, to support overflow shelter, $84,000
  • Domestic Violence Project, Inc., to support Canton shelter stabilization, over three years, $329,000
  • Early Childhood Education Alliance, to support SPARK in Alliance and professional development for early childhood workers, over three years, $141,970
  • Groundwork Ohio, to support early childhood data analysis and dashboard creation, $50,000
  • ICAN Housing, to support one-time gap funding for permanent supportive housing projects, $167,645
  • JRC, to support digital curriculum upgrade for its learning centers, over three years, $35,005
  • Refuge of Hope Ministries, to support a rapid rehousing program for single adults, over 18 months, $150,000
  • Refuge of Hope Ministries, to support a women’s overflow shelter for the winter, $5,000
  • Stark Housing Network, to support efforts to recruit, retain, and upskill the workforce throughout Stark
  • County’s homelessness system, $200,000

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton reviews grants on a rolling basis. Information on the grant application process is available at The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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