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Canton Community Health Fund Opens Annual Applications for Scholarships & Grants to Individuals & Organizations Improving the Health & Well-being of Local Residents

TheCanton Community Health Fund(CCHF), has opened its annual Scholarship and Grant applications process. CCHFencourages local students and non-profit organizations, whose efforts will contribute to the overall health and well-being of our Canton community, to apply. DR. DITER’S LEGACY Scholarship applications are due by April 1, 2022, COMMUNITY HEALTH & WELLNESS Grant applications by April 30, 2022. Both applications are available online at Awards will be announced in May/2022.

Each year, CCHFawards between $25,000 and $40,000 in scholarships and grants, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per applicant. In 2022,CCHF is once again offering these two separate funding opportunities:

DITER’S LEGACY SCHOLARSHIPS:Dr. Edward Diters, a veteran Air Force Flight Surgeon, was Canton’s small-town physician, serving our community from his offices on Down Avenue. Upon his retirement, after 40 years, a scholarship fund was created to both recognize his commitment to public health, and to also inspire the next generations of graduating Canton High School students and Town residents to follow his path into the healthcare field.

CCHF has awarded over $50,000.00 in Dr. Diter’s Legacy Scholarships to 65 Canton High School seniors and residents. Online applications are available at under the “Scholarships” tab. Applications are due by April 1, 2022.

COMMUNITY HEALTH & WELLNESS GRANTS:With a focus on development, enhancement and support of educational programming and services, CCHF’s Grants have addressed a wide variety of health and wellness needs throughout our community, including: food insecurity, fuel assistance, physical and mental wellness. Funding has also: purchased critical equipment and supplies for first responders, sponsored substance-free events and promoted the abilities of individuals with disabilities.

Just over the past 10 years,CCHF has awarded nearly $275,000.00in Community Health & Wellness Grants to community and non-profits organizations. Online applications are available at under the “Grants” tab.  Applications are due by April 30, 2022.

Canton Community Health Fundis a private foundation created specifically for, dedicated to, and administered by Canton’s residents. An all-volunteer Board of Canton residents manages the investment of the Fund,programming and distribution of Community Health & Wellness Grants and the Dr. Diter’s Legacy Scholarship. We invite you to support CCHF’s Mission through gifts of your time, talents or monetary donations, which go directly back to benefit our community. Please contact CCHF’s TreasurerKathy Wood,at kathleengwood@comcast.netfor available opportunities to contribute to our community.

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