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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards more than $2 million in grants for third and fourth quarters

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards more than $2 million in grants for third and fourth quarters

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton Board of Directors has announced $2,031,754 in grants for the third and fourth quarters of 2021 to organizations serving Stark and surrounding counties.

As need persists in the community, the foundation continues to effect systemic change by funding foundation-led initiatives, strategic collaborations and responsive efforts. This support is critical to ensuring the well-being of neighbors, friends and families.

Following are the grants awarded:

Foundation-Led Initiatives: Long-term systemic change efforts focused on homelessness, early childhood, and mental health. Total: $1,118,485

  • Coleman Professional Services, to support operating costs for the Massillon Transitional-Age Youth permanent supportive housing project: $15,000
  • CommQuest Services, for infrastructure support to improve operational performance, over three years: $396,532
  • Early Childhood Resource Center, to support the workforce development retention and financial sustainability project, over two years: $260,000
  • ICAN Housing, to support technology and other infrastructure needs as part of the Legacy Initiative quality improvement effort: $22,500
  • ICAN Housing, to support expansion of the workforce development program serving people exiting homelessness, over three years: $290,078
  • Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, to partner on the leadership development program, over three year: $129,375
  • Stark Housing Network, to support diversion training: $5,000

Strategic Collaborations: Work alongside others to launch programs focused on education and health access that build capacity and increase the effectiveness of programs and services. Total: $333,954

  • Access Health Stark County, to support the community health worker project focused on chronic disease, over three years: $240,000
  • Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, to provide behavioral health services for children participating in after-school programs offered by the YMCA of Central Stark County, the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon, and Lighthouse Ministrie: $93,954

Responsive Efforts: A commitment to respond to specific programs, projects or short-term community needs. Total: $579,315

  • City of Canton, to support renovations at 1318 Gonder Place SE to create a medical center and grocery store for southeast Canton residents: $150,000
  • Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital, to support the Healing After Violent Encounters Network (HAVEN) forensic nursing program: $100,000
  • Community Legal Aid Services, to support the Neighborhood Law Project: $50,000
  • Dueber United Methodist Church, to support Dueber Kids’ Club: $15,000
  • Hartville Migrant Ministry, to support a pilot program for mental health services, over two years: $22,515
  • Health Policy Institute of Ohio, for operating support, over three years: $150,000
  • Pegasus Farm, to support database expansion: $3,800
  • She Elevates, to support the She Elevates Academy program, over two years: $7,500
  • Stark Economic Development Board, for operating support, over three years: $60,500
  • YWCA of Canton, to support an organizational assessment: $5,000
  • YWCA of Canton, to support emergency assistance for residents displaced from the Gateway II facility: $15,000

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. 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.

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

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