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

Foundation helps bring civil rights exhibit to South Carolina museum

The traveling civil rights exhibit, “Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for It,” opened February 28 at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, South Carolina, with the support of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina.[More]

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Foundation of Canton supports, helps expand successful anti-bullying program

In August 2011, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton committed $89,460 over three years to help the Stark County Educational Service Center and Stark County parochial schools implement the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program across the county. The program is now being implemented in 29 Stark County public and parochial schools that serve more than 11,000 students.
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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina senior research director selected for prestigious Diversity Leaders Initiative

The senior research director of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, is one of 38 leaders from across the South Carolina Midlands selected to participate in the eighth class of the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI).[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina elects new board of trustees chair and adds three new members

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently elected Rick Mendoza to serve as the chair of its board of trustees, and added three new board members.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $172,000 to 10 Community Enrichment grantees

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded 10 Community Enrichment grants totaling $172,000, bringing the foundation total in Community Enrichment grants to $332,000 for the year.[More]

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