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 Cleveland celebrating Catholic sisters in Northeast Ohio

National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) runs from March 8-14 and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is helping celebrate through involvement with “A Sister to All” event March 12 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Mount Augustine at 5232 Broadview Road in Richfield, Ohio. The intergenerational event is open the public and is around the topic “Race & Grace – Let’s Talk About It.”[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina continues to support HALOS kinship care program

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, in partnership with The Duke Endowment, enters into a second year of funding to continue supporting Helping and Lending Outreach Support (HALOS) in its work to improve outcomes for children in the foundation’s Kinship Care program.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland president featured in Philanthropy Ohio publication

Philanthropy Ohio interviewed Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland President Susanna Krey and a few other nonprofit leaders in Ohio about funders serving as conveners in its “Philanthropy Review” winter 2016 publication.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina president co-chairs annual nonprofit summit

The 2017 Nonprofit Summit is being held March 6-8 in Columbia, South Carolina, to provide continuing education and leadership training to nonprofit organizations. Tom Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, is serving as the summit’s co-chair. He was recently interviewed by South Carolina Public Radio about the summit.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Kinship Care Initiative profiled in Catholic Health World

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina launched the Kinship Care Initiative in 2014 to help improve kinship families’ well-being, resources and services (kinship families are grandparents, extended family members or close family friends who care for a relative’s child). The initiative was recently profiled in “Catholic Health World.”[More]

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