Offering grants to organizations that improve the health, safety and well-being of Canton residents, for over 25 years.


 The Canton Community Health Fund (CCHF), a non-profit foundation with a mission of supporting the health and well-being of Canton residents, is making significant contributions to three organizations that our fellow citizens rely on in times of need.

Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic may have caused financial hardship for many of our residents, the CCHF board recently voted to allocate the majority of it’s annual grant funding to The Canton Food Bank, The Canton Emergency Fuel Bank, and Focus on Canton.  Each of these organizations will receive $5,000 from CCHF, which will help keep food on families’ tables, keep their homes warm, and provide resources for those in need of temporary financial assistance.

“The public health emergency gave our board a clear focus on how we needed to distribute this year’s endowment funding”, said Ann Bryan, CCHF Chairman.  “We wanted to ensure, above all else that we took care of our neighbors basic needs.  This fund has had a long history of supporting our residents by distributing a portion of its investments to non-profit Canton organizations each year.  Over the past six years we have been able to award nearly $175,000 to organizations and causes that support the health and well-being of our residents.  Especially this year, with all the health and economic uncertainty facing everyone, CCHF is pleased to be there to help.”

Some of the other organizations that will receive funding from CCHF this year include FAVARH, the Canton Police Department, Gifts of Love, and The Therapeutic Riding Center.  In addition to these organizations, CCHF will be awarding three Canton High School students with Dr. Diters Scholarships, to support their further education in health-related fields: Julia Langou, Emma Love and Brandon LaClair.

CCHF is a private, non-profit foundation managed by a volunteer board of town residents.  The Foundation’s origins trace back to endowments made to the Canton Visiting Nurses Association (VNA).  When the Canton VNA merged with the McLean in 1997, the CCHF was established to fund grants that benefit the health and well-being of Canton residents and the community as a whole. While the CCHF relies on the proceeds from its endowment to fund its annual grants and scholarships, CCHF has no means other than the generosity of our citizens to maintain and grow its ability to support the health and well-being of Canton, therefore we welcome all donations!

The CCHF is also seeking new board members from the community. To apply for a grant or scholarship, learn more about CCHF, see past grant recipients, make a donation, or to join our board, please visit

For More Information

Contact: Ann Bryan

Phone: 860-693-8960


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