Quality Child Care
A long-term initiative to improve early education and child care has helped to increase the number of nationally accredited child care centers from one to more than 50 in Stark County. The county was later chosen as one of eight U.S. sites to receive a $5 million SPARK Initiative grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton planning and overseeing efforts to prepare three- to six-year-olds for school.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.
Learn more at scfcanton.org.
Since 2001, the Stark Prescription Assistance Network of funders, social service agencies and health care providers has helped the uninsured, underinsured and Medicaid/Medicare population in Stark County obtain needed medications. This program has achieved more than $3 million in savings by identifying free or discounted drugs for people in need.
The Bethlehem Project improves access to dental care services for low-income children and their families via home visitations and case management to at-risk children up to three years of age. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton also worked with Mercy Medical Center to launch the hospital’s General Practice Residency in Dentistry and Dental Clinic that opened in 2007.
Based upon Gospel values, Catholic social teaching and the congregation's mission and beliefs as they are related to major societal challenges, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine has directed their foundations to confront key issues that impact the poor and underserved.
Therefore, the three Sisters of Charity Foundations remain 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.
Recent Blog Posts
November 16, 2022
With support from Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, groundbreaking nonprofit local news organization launches in Cleveland
Signal Cleveland, a groundbreaking nonprofit local news organization that fuses community building with reporting, officially launched Tuesday, November 15, unveiling a website full of community resources and civic tools as well as the newsroom’s first stories. A coalition of Cleveland-based organizations - including the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland - partnered to launch this independent, community-led, nonprofit newsroom serving Cleveland.
November 11, 2022
Cuyahoga County to receive $4 million to end youth homelessness through efforts of Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and others
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and partners in the county continuum of care have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for an ongoing commitment to prevent and end homelessness for youth and young adults as a participant in its Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. As part of the program, the continuum of care will receive $3.9 million to strengthen and sustain efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness across Cuyahoga County.
November 3, 2022
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded grants totaling $837,000 to 100 nonprofit organizations throughout the Palmetto State, including three national groups serving South Carolina statewide. Each organization is working to better the lives of those experiencing poverty in South Carolina. Since 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded more than 3,300 grants to South Carolina nonprofits totaling more than $82 million.
October 25, 2022
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Board of Directors recently approved the third installment of quarterly grants in 2022, totaling nearly $384,000. The grants focus on three key areas: supporting the ministries of Catholic sisters, strengthening health outcomes and ending homelessness.
October 11, 2022
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina CEO discusses her first 90 days in virtual get-together video
Donna Waites, CEO of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, recently joined Madeleine McGee, Together SC president, for a virtual get together over lunch. They talked about Donna's first 90 days on the job and her passion for ending poverty in South Carolina. They also discussed what makes for the perfect grantor-grantee partnership, why the foundation is "all-in" on advocacy at the statehouse, as well as her vision for the organization.
September 29, 2022
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's latest Generative Spirits podcast explores online ministry
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has released the latest episode of its podcast, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters. For the September episode (season 3, episode 7), Rachel Drotar, Generative Spirit program coordinator for the foundation, welcomes Sr. Réjane Cytacki, SCL, executive director of A Nun's Life, an online ministry that welcomes people from around the world to gather to explore God’s calling in their lives. On the podcast, they discuss the unique nature of having an online ministry, their experience in sharing community with a group of sister podcasters, and how love shows up in their relationships
September 27, 2022
Early Childhood Resource Center's SPARK kindergarten readiness program now officially considered a promising practice
The SPARK kindergarten readiness program, which is managed by the Early Childhood Resource Center, has officially been accepted for inclusion in the MCH Innovations Database as a Promising Practice. The database, operated by the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, accepts only those practices that are demonstrated to be effective and grounded in practice-based evidence. Funders and researchers look to the database when searching for programs that positively impact maternal and child health.