December 20, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton releases 2020 blueprint

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton recently released a blueprint for its work over the next several years, which is outlined in the report The Work Ahead: Our 2020 Blueprint. The foundation gathered input from surveys, focus groups and direct conversations to revisit and revise its goals. Read the full report to learn why the foundation does what it does, what it plans to do in the coming years and the 10 strategic goals that will guide its work. [More]
December 17, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland presenting Understanding Race Equity and Homelessness event January 8

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is presenting a day-long forum titled Understanding Race Equity and Homelessness at the Jerry Sue Thornton Center in Cleveland January 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The purpose of the event is to deepen understanding of equity and homelessness, including historical context, systemic racism and white privilege. [More]
November 25, 2019

Foundation Innovation Mission fellow named a 2019 Cleveland City Champion by The Plain Dealer

Hazel Remesch, supervising attorney at Legal Aid and a founder of the Housing Justice Alliance, has been named a 2019 Cleveland City Champion for her work to ensure fairness for low-income people who face housing instability. Remesch was one of five fellows of The Innovation Mission, a program of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland that helped the fellows develop innovative ideas aimed at breaking down specific barriers faced by low-income families. She used her time as a fellow to develop the Housing Justice Alliance. [More]
November 11, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland sponsors sisters convening program focused on diversity

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland co-sponsored a recent sisters convening program with the Conference of Religious Leadership that brought together 200 participants to focus on the topic of welcoming diversity. [More]
November 7, 2019

Crain's Cleveland Business covers shift in Cleveland philanthropy, highlights Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Crain’s Cleveland Business recently explored shifts in Cleveland philanthropy strategy. Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland President Susanna Krey spoke to Crain’s for the article, discussing the foundation’s strategic goals and how focus areas have narrowed throughout the last two decades. [More]
October 24, 2019

Healthy Learners names SC foundation’s Tom Keith Champion for Children Award recipient

Healthy Learners presented Tom Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, with its 2019 Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award during the 20th Annual Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer on October 23. [More]
October 18, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC Caritas Grant funds programs to assist South Carolinians experiencing poverty

Through its fall Caritas Grant, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has invested more than $350,000 in 77 nonprofit organizations who meet the immediate needs of people experiencing poverty throughout South Carolina. [More]
October 2, 2019

Foundation's collaborative Housing First initiative featured in Catholic Health World

With the completion of a final building project in October 2020, greater Cleveland will officially have enough housing for all individuals experiencing chronic homelessness in Cuyahoga County. Thanks to the work of Housing First, a collaborative initiative established by Enterprise Community Partners, the county Office of Homeless Services and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, an end to functional chronic homelessness can be declared in less than a year. Catholic Health World, the publication of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, uplifted the initiative and its success in its latest cover story. [More]
September 30, 2019

SOCF Innovation Mission fellowship leads to historic Cleveland legislation

Two years after the launch of the first Innovation Mission fellowship, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is celebrating a major success: On September 30, Cleveland became only the fourth city in the United States to pass legislation for a true right to counsel for tenants facing eviction. This legislation was introduced and developed by the Housing Justice Alliance, a collaboration between the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Cleveland City Council, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys. Hazel Remesch, supervising attorney at Legal Aid and a founder of the Alliance, used her time and resources as an Innovation Mission fellow to develop and launch the work that led to today’s announcement. [More]
September 26, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland board members discuss the power of a diverse board

Members of the board of directors at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) spoke about their calling to serve, their admiration for the foundation and the passions that bring them to tears in a recent panel discussion at the Cleveland History Center. The program was hosted by The Soul of Philanthropy Cleveland, an exhibition designed to uplift stories of black philanthropy and the unique models of giving within the African-American community. [More]

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