Foundations

Foundations Overview

In 1973, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine founded the Saint Ann Foundation with assets from the sale of Saint Ann Hospital, which had served women and children in Cleveland, Ohio for 100 years. Focused on women, children and youth, Saint Ann Foundation was America’s first “health care conversion” foundation, and the first to be sponsored by a religious congregation.

Three Sisters of Charity Foundations were established in 1996 with funds from the sale of 50% of the Ohio and South Carolina hospitals: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. In January 2006, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland joined with the Saint Ann Foundation to form a single organization.

Today, through strategic grantmaking, convenings and collaboration, each of three foundations works to address root causes of poverty, nurture the growth of healthy communities, emphasize the needs of youth and families and measure the outcomes of these efforts.

Together, the Sisters of Charity Foundations invest a more than $10 million annually in grants to strengthen their communities and those most in need.

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Leadership

Susanna Krey

Susanna H. Krey
Senior Vice President for Foundations, Outreach Ministries and External Affairs,
Sisters of Charity Health System,
President,
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Susanna H. Krey serves as senior vice president for foundations, outreach ministries and external affairs at the Sisters of Charity Health System. Additionally, she has been serving as the president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland since 2004. During her tenure with the health system, Ms. Krey has been actively involved in hospital and health care system administration in the areas of marketing, public relations, planning, strategic alliance activities and managed care. As president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Ms. Krey carries out the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine’s 160-year commitment to improving the lives of the poor and underserved. Read more »

Our Foundation Ministries

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton
Canton, OH, 1996

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH, 1996

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
Columbia, SC, 1996

Today in Grantmaking and Capacity Building

Today in Grantmaking

As good stewards, it is the desire of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina to provide a diverse population of nonprofit organizations in South Carolina with the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge and enhance educational access, while cultivating personal and organizational responsibility and capacity. The purpose of the foundation's Carolina Academy for Nonprofits is to leverage training and educational opportunities for the capacity building needs of multiple nonprofit organizations in the state of South Carolina, as well as share best practices and lessons learned. Read more »

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $102,000 to 43 Caritas grantees

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded Caritas Grants for the fall 2016 grant cycle. The grants provide support to organizations dealing with situational poverty and/or meeting basic needs of individuals and families in South Carolina.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina honors Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone with 2016 Leadership in Diversity Award

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has honored The Most Reverend Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone with its 2016 Leadership in Diversity Award, which recognizes an individual or organization that illustrates exemplary performance in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton making an impact on homelessness in Stark County

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is helping coordinate a coalition working to end homelessness in Stark County, Ohio. Jean Van Ness, senior program officer/special projects for the foundation, serves as the chair of this coalition, known as the Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $97,000 to support women religious grantees

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has announced the recipients of the 2016 Collaboration for Ministry Initiative (CMI) grants totaling $97,000. CMI was established in 2003 with the intention to engage, support and sustain the ministries of Catholic women religious in South Carolina.[More]

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Cuyahoga County working to house 100 homeless youth in 100 days as part of 100-Day Challenge

In September, Cleveland/Cuyahoga’s A Place 4 Me initiative set an ambitious goal to house 100 homeless youth ages 18-24 by December 18, 2016. This goal was established as part of Cleveland/Cuyahoga County’s 100-Day Challenge to prevent and end youth homelessness.[More]

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