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
July 29, 2022
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's Generative Spirits podcast discusses seeking spiritual community across generations
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has released the latest episode of its podcast, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters. For the July episode, Rachel Drotar, Generative Spirit program coordinator for the foundation, welcomes Emily Liptow, a member of the Generative Spirit community who has served as technology facilitator, community member, and co-dreamer of what Generative Spirit could be today and in the future.
June 23, 2022
Generative Spirits podcast features a conversation with Richaun Bunton, Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood managing director
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has released the latest episode of its podcast, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters. For the June episode, Rachel Drotar, Generative Spirit program coordinator for the foundation, welcomes Richaun Bunton, managing director of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. Bunton talks about her long commitment to the Central neighborhood, which allows her to understand the needs of the community and highlight the champions she works with there.
June 21, 2022
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton board has selected Marisa Rohn as the foundation’s next president, effective July 18. She succeeds President Joni T. Close, who is retiring after 25 years of service. Rohn comes to the position after building a career in communications, development and partnerships with significant experience in nonprofit and higher education leadership. She is currently the vice president of advancement, human resources and partnerships for Stark State College, and executive director of the Stark State College Foundation.
June 9, 2022
The board of directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has awarded $953,821 in grants for the first and second quarters of this year. The grants are part of the foundation's commitment 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.
June 1, 2022
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded 95 grants totaling $1.5 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the Palmetto State. 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 3,200 grants to South Carolina nonprofits totaling over $82 million.
May 10, 2022
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has named Donna L. Waites as its new president effective July 2022. Waites will take over for retiring leader, Tom Keith. Waites brings extensive experience to the role. She has been part of the Sisters of Charity Health System ministries, including Providence Hospitals, Providence Development Foundation and Healthy Learners, for more than 20 years. Waites began her role with Healthy Learners in May of 2000.
April 26, 2022
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton 2021 annual report celebrates 25 years of focused, intentional giving
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has released its 2021 annual report, "Celebrate the Legacy - 25 Impactful Years." The annual report showcases multiple stories that demonstrate the impact the foundation is having and the role its community partners have played. The report highlights how the foundation has invested $72 million over 25 years and $118 million leveraged in several areas, including health, education and social services. The report also details the nearly $3.3 million invested in grant recipients in 2022.