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

South Carolina Foundation Promotes Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter

Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, has been promoted to the position of vice president of initiatives and public policy for the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. In her expanded role, she will develop and implement an advocacy agenda while convening key stakeholders to address needed changes in systems that impact families experiencing poverty statewide.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards more than $2 million through 157 grants in 2015

In 2015, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded more than $2 Million through 157 grants to recipients in all 46 South Carolina counties in the areas of health, education and social services.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina elects 2016 board officers

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, recently elected its 2016 board of trustees’ officers.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina launches #fightpovertysc campaign

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has launched its #fightpovertysc campaign to encourage others to join in the movement to fight poverty in South Carolina. The foundation will donate $1 in the name of each person who goes to fightpovertysc.com and fills out the social media form.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards $1.8 million in grants and funds

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has announced $1,830,104 in grants and restricted funds for the third and fourth quarters of 2015 to address major concerns in the community, including homelessness, mental health, and early childhood.[More]

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