Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

A ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland improves the lives of those most in need with special attention to families, women and children living in poverty. As a faith-based organization, the foundation extends the values of Jesus Christ through the mission of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and also works to sustain the ministries of women religious.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland seeks to improve its community's capacity to help families and individuals overcome the challenges of poverty in a sustainable way. The foundation has identified the following areas of need for addressing poverty: reducing health and education disparities in Cleveland's Central Neighborhood and ending homelessness in Cuyahoga County.

The foundation also commits to supporting communities of Catholic women religious and their ministries. For decades, they have formed a critical part of our community's capacity to help those who are vulnerable. In this focus area, the foundation honors their dedication and strengthens their service.

Furthermore, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is the lead organizer on behalf of many partners to implement the Central Neighborhood Promise Neighborhood - a transformative program that wraps children in high-quality, coordinated health, social, community and educational support from the cradle to college and career.


Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

2475 East 22nd Street
Fourth Floor

Cleveland, OH 44115

p: 216 241 9300

Established 1996

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland improves the lives of those most in need with special attention to families, women and children living in poverty. The foundation works to end homelessness in Cuyahoga County and to reduce health and education disparities in Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood. As a faith-based organization, the foundation extends the values of Jesus Christ through the mission of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and also works to sustain the ministries of women religious. The Sisters of Charity of Cleveland was endowed in 1996 from the proceeds of a partnership involving St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Previously, the sisters used the proceeds of the sale of Saint Ann Hospital in 1973 to endow the Saint Ann Foundation, the first health care conversion foundation in the United States. In 2006, the two foundations merged and blended their missions.

Susanna Krey

President,
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Susanna Krey

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 »

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland supports FreshLo project to integrate food, art and community

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has embraced the connectivity of health, arts, food and environment issues for many years and has continued to do so by supporting the FreshLo program in the Garden Valley neighborhood. The Fresh, Local & Equitable program—FreshLo for short—is designed to strengthen the economic vitality, cultural expression and health in the neighborhood.[More]

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Central Promise Neighborhood hosts back-to-school rally

Families lined up outside the Friendly Inn Settlement in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood before doors opened at noon on Monday for the annual Back to School Rally. School representatives, community support organizations and barbers filled the auditorium, offering back to school supplies and advice on how to choose the best school, as well as free haircuts. Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood hosted the event.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland honored for 20th anniversary

The June 18 issue of Crain’s Cleveland Business featured the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's 20th anniversary, and “how an innovative Theory of Change is driving this visionary, faith-based, grantmaking foundation to focus its funding on the invention of opportunities that alleviate poverty, right disparities and offer dignity to Cleveland residents.” [More]

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Reading paves way to new bicycles in Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood

A dozen first and second graders in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood have new bicycles to enjoy this summer thanks to a program called Read and Ride. Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood and the Knights of Pythias Owatonna Lodge #62 hosted Read and Ride at the three Cleveland Metropolitan School District elementary schools in the neighborhood.[More]

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Wanted: Innovative Ideas to Fight Poverty

This spring, a groundbreaking initiative was announced to uncover innovative approaches to fight poverty. The Innovation Mission, an initiative of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland in collaboration with Cleveland Leadership Center, is an 18-month fellowship that applies the discipline of innovation to the issue of poverty. [More]

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