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 »

Blog Posts From

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina provides grant to Columbia College P.L.A.C.E. Fellows Program

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently provided a $25,000 grant to the P.L.A.C.E. Fellows Program at Columbia College. The P.L.A.C.E. Fellows Program (philanthropy, leadership, and community engagement) competitively selects 10 Columbia College undergraduates each year from the incoming class.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $240,000 in grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded $240,000 to six strategic grantees addressing the root causes of poverty in South Carolina.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland president co-chairs Cleveland schools' scholarship luncheon

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) recently held its 8th annual Army of Believers Scholarship Luncheon in downtown Cleveland to assist CMSD graduating seniors with scholarships to college. Susanna Krey, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, served as the event’s honorary co-chair.[More]

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Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine name Caritas Service Award recipient

The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA), founders of the Sisters of Charity Health System and its ministries, will present the Caritas Service Award to Dee Dee Chewning RN, SNP, NCSN of Lexington, South Carolina. The Caritas Service Award is given every four years to an individual who demonstrates generosity, untiring service, joyful witness of the love of God, and a commitment to the ministries of the Sisters of Charity in health care, social services, pastoral ministry or education.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $496,500 in grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded $496,500 to 12 grantees addressing the root causes of poverty in South Carolina.[More]

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