The Aultman Foundation has announced 23 area nonprofit organizations will receive the organization's 17th round of grant funding totaling $75,000. The grants are structured to help further The Aultman Foundation's mission by funding local agency projects and services in Stark, Wayne, Holmes, Carroll and Tuscarawas counties.
The following organizations whose services focus on wellness, health education and human services for the underserved, elderly and children are receiving grants for the specified amounts:
Access Health Stark County: $3,500 in support of DESTINATION U!, a program for Stark County's underserved communities as part of a population health model for access to care, chronic disease and healthy lifestyles.
Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio (ASPO): $3,000 for weekly adaptive sports programs for individuals with disabilities in Wayne, Stark and Holmes counties.
Alzheimer's Association: $2,500 for the Savvy Caregiver program, which provides attendees with practical tools and strategies to meet their goals related to providing care for an individual with dementia symptoms.
The Arc of Ohio Stark County Chapter: $4,600 for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities to attend summer camp.
Aunt Susie's Wellness Center for Women: $2,500 for expanded transportation, nutrition and daily home care support for Stark County women undergoing cancer treatments.
Cancer Assistance Support Team (CAST): $2,500 to provide financial assistance to cancer patients for prescription coverage, gas cards, cancer-related medical bills, utilities and insurance deductibles.
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health: $4,000 to expand the Alcohol and Other Drug (AoD) services available to children to combat the growing opiate epidemic in Stark County.
Coleman Professional Services, Inc.: $4,000 to help reduce homelessness in Stark County by providing emergency housing for those recently released from hospitalization or incarceration.
COMPASS (Sexual Assault Education, Prevention and Support): $1,300 to enhance free counseling and support group services provided to sexual assault survivors.
Dueber United Methodist Church: $4,000 to support a summer educational and physical activities program for at-risk children in the Dueber Elementary neighborhood.
Embracing Futures, Inc.: $4,000 to provide braces for the teeth of children with severe orthodontic problems who cannot afford orthodontic treatment.
EN-RICH- MENT: $2,800 for the support of up to three neighborhood gardens created by the EN-RICH- MENT program.
Faith in Action of Western Stark County: $3,400 to provide free transportation, friendly visitors and respite services for senior residents of the greater Massillon community.
Family Empowerment Ministries: $3,000 to provide operations, supplies and marketing for the "Sing for Your Supper" community youth group.
The Greater Stark County Urban League: $3,000 to provide children with healthy and positive ways to identify and manage stress.
Hartville Migrant Ministry: $4,900 to support the clinic at the Hartville Migrant Ministry.
Horizons of Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties: $6,000 to support the Rural Public Transportation Program, which provides all residents of Tuscarawas County, regardless of income, age, disability, etc., with a reliable and safe mode of transportation.
J. R. Coleman Family Services Corp.: $2,500 to support the "Healthy Habits for Life" program in the JRC Learning Center.
Meals on Wheels of Stark and Wayne Counties: $3,000 to purchase equipment that will increase the efficiencies of preparing meals for elderly and homebound individuals.
National Society to Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate: $4,000 to provide access to donated, comprehensive, professional eye exams, follow-up care, education and eyewear to medically challenged children, youth, families and homeless/uninsured adults.
OhioCAN: $2,000 to provide support to community members who are beginning addiction recovery.
OhioGuidestone: $1,500 to make maternal depression programming available to new and expecting mothers in Stark County.
Safe Kids Stark County: $3,000 to educate youth coaches on the dangers of concussions, how to identify a potential concussion, how to prevent concussions and learning more about Ohio's return-to-play rules.
The Aultman Foundation will distribute the next rounds of grants during spring 2018. To learn more about the organization, contribute a charitable gift or apply for a grant, go to, www.aultmanfoundation.org or call 330-363- 4908.