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

Promise Neighborhood director participates in panel discussion with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown recently hosted a legislative update at Friendly Inn Settlement in Cleveland for the Central-Kinsman community. During the event, Senator Brown moderated a panel discussion with community stakeholders from the Central and Kinsman communities, which included Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Director Lowell Perry Jr.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina shares governor's September 2017 Kinship Care Month proclamation

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is pleased to share Governor McMaster's proclamation declaring September 2017 Kinship Care Month across the Palmetto State. The proclamation is supported by members of the foundation's Statewide Kinship Care Advisory Council, including South Carolina's Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging and South Carolina's Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina celebrates 20 years fighting poverty in 2016 annual report

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is celebrating 20 years of strategically using resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership. The foundation’s recently released 2016 annual report highlights accomplishments in 2016 and over the past 20 years.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina grantee launches female photovoice project

The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) recently held a kick-off meeting with seven organizational partners to launch the Seen and Heard: Women and Girls in the Midlands photovoice project. The project, supported by a grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, will enable partners to elevate the voices of women and gender minorities across the region through critical dialogue and photography.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards 2017 Leadership in Diversity Award

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded its 2017 Leadership in Diversity Award yesterday to Reshma Khan, M.D., founder and executive director of the Shifa Free Clinic, a program of the Islamic Circle of North America Relief USA.[More]

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