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 president discusses “bold move” to launch The Innovation Mission

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland President Sue Krey spoke to Philanthropy Ohio about the foundation’s experience with The Innovation Mission fellowship for the organization’s Philanthropy Review spring 2018 publication. Her article appears in the “Conversations with Colleagues” section, which asked foundation leaders across Ohio to “describe the bold moves they’ve recently undertaken.” [More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland grant awards for first quarter of 2018 total $345,000

The board of directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland recently approved $345,000 in grants for the first quarter of 2018. Funding for this quarter is concentrated primarily around efforts to end homelessness, as well as to continue to strengthen the community’s resources through collaboration and partnerships. These grants support a wide range of essential organizations whose programs and initiatives serve to combat many of poverty’s root causes.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland board members recognized for contributions to NASA

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland board members Woodrow Whitlow Jr. and Robyn Gordon were honored at halftime of a recent Cleveland Cavaliers home basketball game for their contributions to NASA. The Cavaliers honored historic African American astronauts and other black pioneers in space travel during the halftime ceremony.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland helps organize event celebrating Catholic sisters

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland helped organize an intercongregational, intergenerational event March 10 that attracted more than 130 sisters, associates and young adults celebrating the contributions of women religious in the community and exploring news ways for Catholic sisters and lay partners to be companions to one another.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland promotes collaborative spirit among Catholic sisters

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is supporting National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW), an annual celebration that takes place from March 8-14 created to honor Catholic sisters. The foundation is devoted to sharing the important work taking place by Catholic sisters throughout the nation and is lifting up their voices by sharing Sister Stories, including one about the Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries, a grantee of the foundation's Collaboration of Ministry Initiative.[More]

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