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 awards $373,500 to 22 organizations in community enrichment funding

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded its community enrichment grants for 2018. The foundation’s mission to address poverty in all of its forms is reflected in its decision-making around community enrichment grants, which are designed to support nonprofits whose comprehensive services are based on experience, research and evidence-based models to break the cycle of poverty and provide long-term life change.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Innovation Mission fellows discuss the process of innovation in new video

What does it mean to innovate? What is the process of innovation? In the second video of The Innovation Mission series from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, the five fellows offer their perspectives on how learning to think differently has impacted their work.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina adds Dr. Ronald Pitner to board of trustees

University of South Carolina Professor Ronald Pitner, PhD, recently joined the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Board of Trustees. Pitner joined the faculty of the College of Social Work in 2009, where he is also associate dean for curriculum, director of the I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice, and affiliate faculty for the Research Consortium on Children and Families.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Innovation Mission fellow: to be innovative, tell your story like a song

The Innovation Mission at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is an opportunity for accomplished professionals to advance their innovative ideas to change the trajectory of poverty in Cleveland. Almost eight months into the fellowship, the foundation has asked each fellow to reflect on how they are learning the process of innovation. In this installment, Penny Smith, CEO of Alegria Technologies, highlights her biggest takeaways so far.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $95,000 to 5 organizations in 2018 Collaboration for Ministry grant funding

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has announced its 2018 Collaboration for Ministry Initiative (CMI) grants totaling $95,000 to five organizations. The Initiative was established in 2003 with the intention to engage, support and sustain the ministries of Catholic Women Religious in South Carolina. These ministries have been responsible for establishing schools, hospitals and social service programs that have served hundreds of thousands of people over the years.[More]

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