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 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]
September 18, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's Ministry Leadership Program participant reflects on her experience

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's Ministry Leadership Program serves young adult campus ministers and faith formation staff at sister-led, sister-founded schools and colleges throughout Northeast Ohio. Michalena Mezzopera, a theology teacher at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School in Chardon, Ohio, is a participant in the Ministry Leadership Program and recently reflected on her experience in the program to date. [More]
August 15, 2019

Foundation Senior Program Officer provides facts about homelessness in Cleveland

Ending homelessness is admittedly complicated. There are many partners at the table, and all are focused on finding long-term and permanent housing for individuals and families. There are sometimes stories on TV and social media that don’t quite capture the big picture and progress. Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Senior Program Officer Angela D'Orazio wrote a blog post to provide facts about homelessness in Cleveland and the many efforts in place to develop a coordinated Homeless Crisis Response System. [More]
August 14, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland President Susanna Krey recognized as one of Crain's Notable Women in Nonprofits

Susanna Krey, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, has been recognized as one of Crain's Notable Women in Nonprofits. Krey joins a distinguished group of nonprofit leaders who serve organizations that touch nearly every aspect of Northeast Ohio, from the arts to the workforce, from education to poverty, from elder care to tech innovation. Crain's stated, "Their energy, determination and devotion are helping to make our region a better place to live, work and grow." [More]
August 9, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland continues pursuing innovative solutions and collaborations to fill gaps in the community

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland introduced its latest strategic plan this year, which is designed to deepen its impact in its areas of expertise and challenge itself to continue pursuing innovative solutions and collaborations to fill gaps in the community. A new summary video highlights the foundation's goals and its latest publication, Hope in Action, provides more details. [More]
August 6, 2019

Catholic Community Connection fellow digs into social justice roots at foundation

At 19, Tobias Engel has a longer resume than many individuals two or three times his age – and he is constantly adding more. The Catholic Community Connection summer fellow has spent the last eight weeks working at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF), where he has organized and supported the foundation’s largest-ever applicant pool for its annual Good Samaritan basic needs grant. [More]

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