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 names 2015 award winners

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina will present its annual awards in June to individuals and organizations that represent the core values of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine: Collaboration, compassion, courage, justice and respect. The 2015 award winners will be formally recognized at the foundation’s annual luncheon.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $1.8 million in 2014 grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded $1,863,811 in grants in 2014 in the areas of health, education and social services to 155 recipients in all 46 South Carolina counties.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton creates a culture of health in Stark County

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has been a partner in Live Well Stark County since it began in 2011, helping support and fund this group of community leaders who work together to make Stark County healthier. Live Well Stark County promotes policies and programs that support wellness through healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland awards $300,000 in first-quarter grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland awarded seven grants totaling $300,000 in the first quarter to nonprofit organizations working to end youth, adult and family homelessness and to support women religious activities to celebrate The Year of Consecrated Life as announced by Pope Francis, as well as other local community efforts.[More]

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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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