August 28, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton collaborates to create safe, stable places

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has been involved with homelessness since 1997. In the past few years, its efforts have ramped up significantly, with homelessness now addressed via a foundation-led initiative requiring long-term funding, support, staff involvement, and evaluation. [More]
August 27, 2018

Central Promise Neighborhood kicks off #PromiseReads initiative at back-to-school rally

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood kicked off its #PromiseReads initiative at the Friendly Inn Settlement’s back-to-school rally earlier in August. Promise team members handed out #PromiseReads backpacks filled with school supplies, as well as bookmarks and books from the Kids Book Bank, to encourage reading among families and children. WKYC-TV was there to capture all the excitement. [More]
August 23, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland: Behind a grantmaker's new fellowship for promising problem solvers

The Innovation Mission, a fellowship developed by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland in partnership with the Cleveland Leadership Center, is teaching five local experts the power of innovative thinking – especially when it comes to fighting poverty. Nine months into the fellowship’s 18-month process, the five fellows have made extensive progress in learning the skill of innovation as a powerful tool to change the trajectory of poverty. [More]
August 14, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland program officer discusses innovation for social change

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s fellowship, known as The Innovation Mission, is a powerful opportunity for accomplished professionals to advance their innovative ideas to change the trajectory of poverty in Cleveland. The foundation is sharing their journey over the course of 18 months. In this installment, the foundation's Program Officer Margaret Eigsti explains why innovation should be practiced across the social sector. [More]
August 5, 2018

Catholic Community Connection summer fellowship opens doors for Catholic grad

The summer fellows program at Catholic Community Connection gives local college students the chance to immerse themselves in a 10-week internship for one of several Cleveland-area Catholic-based organizations. This year, Tom McCartney, recent graduate of John Carroll University, stepped in to get his feet wet in public policy and advocacy with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF), as well as the Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS). A funder of Catholic Community Connection’s first summer fellowship, the SOCF wants to focus more closely on public policy as part of its efforts to break the cycle of poverty. [More]
July 25, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina selects Benedict College junior for its 2018-19 President’s Fellow

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently announced the selection for its 2018-19 President’s Fellow—Shawn Brown, a rising junior at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. Brown was chosen from a pool of outstanding student leaders that went through the interview process. [More]
July 23, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton grant helps provide equestrian therapy for military and first responders

Through a $150,000 responsive grant, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton helped provide support for Pegasus Farm to open the Military Family Center near Canton, which provides equestrian therapy for military veterans, first responders and their families. [More]
July 19, 2018

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]
July 16, 2018

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]
July 10, 2018

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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