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 25, 2020
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina impact in Charleston area highlighted by The Post and Courier newspaper
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded $359,500 in grants to 46 nonprofits across South Carolina. The Post and Courier highlighted how these grants are helping organizations in the Charleston area.
November 13, 2020
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $359,500 in grants to help make life better for people experiencing poverty
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded grants totaling $359,500 to 46 nonprofits that are working to make life better for people experiencing poverty. These nonprofits are working to reduce poverty in South Carolina in one of three ways: Meeting the immediate needs of people experiencing poverty; breaking the cycle of poverty; working to change systems that are considered to be drivers of poverty.
November 6, 2020
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland-supported Housing First initiative opens 13th permanent supportive housing property
As residents recently began moving into Harper's Pointe in Cleveland's Old Brooklyn neighborhood, the Housing First initiative took one step closer to ending functional chronic homelessness in Cuyahoga County through permanent supportive housing. The 71 unit-Harper's Pointe is Housing First's 13th permanent supportive housing property in the county (with a total of 782 units). The Cuyahoga County Housing First Initiative began in 2002 when the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, in partnership with Enterprise and the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services, convened 17 organizations to bring the permanent supportive housing model to Cleveland.
October 29, 2020
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland senior program director named Philanthropy Ohio’s Emerging Leader for 2020
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Senior Program Director Adrienne Mundorf was recently named Philanthropy Ohio's Emerging Leader for 2020. The emerging leader award recognizes someone, regardless of age, who has engaged in philanthropy for the first time during the last few years and shows amazing potential. They showcase leadership in advancing philanthropy, engagement beyond a single community, creativity in a philanthropic endeavor or project or significant accomplishment in a short period of time.
October 26, 2020
Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood ambassador organizes neighborhood youth to help seniors and essential workers
Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Ambassador Demetrius Carter spent several weekends in the summer organizing neighborhood youth to help seniors and essential workers with yardwork, cleanup and other needs. In a video posted by the Promise Neighborhood, he asked some of the teens to talk about their experiences and what they hope for the future of Central.
October 19, 2020
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's Generative Spirit initiative highlighted in Global Sisters Report
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's Generative Spirit Program Coordinator Rachel Drotar was highlighted in a recent Global Sisters Report story about Catholic sisters’ influence on young people in the areas of activism and social justice. This knowledge-sharing and inspiration is an essential part of the Generative Spirit initiative, which connects sisters and young adults in their shared passion for social justice.
September 18, 2020
Health system ministries in Stark County part of collaborative to help families at risk for infant mortality
Toward Health Resiliency for Infant Vitality & Equity (THRIVE) in Stark County, Ohio, works to determine the factors that lead to infant mortality in the Canton community and reduce the overall infant