Foundations

Foundations Overview

In 1973, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine founded the Saint Ann Foundation with assets from the sale of Saint Ann Hospital, which had served women and children in Cleveland, Ohio for 100 years. Focused on women, children and youth, Saint Ann Foundation was America’s first “health care conversion” foundation, and the first to be sponsored by a religious congregation.

Three Sisters of Charity Foundations were established in 1996 with funds from the sale of 50% of the Ohio and South Carolina hospitals: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. In January 2006, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland joined with the Saint Ann Foundation to form a single organization.

Today, through strategic grantmaking, convenings and collaboration, each of three foundations works to address root causes of poverty, nurture the growth of healthy communities, emphasize the needs of youth and families and measure the outcomes of these efforts.

Together, the Sisters of Charity Foundations invest a more than $10 million annually in grants to strengthen their communities and those most in need.

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Leadership

Susanna Krey

Susanna H. Krey
Senior Vice President for Foundations, Outreach Ministries and External Affairs,
Sisters of Charity Health System,
President,
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

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 »

Our Foundation Ministries

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton
Canton, OH, 1996

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH, 1996

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
Columbia, SC, 1996

Today in Grantmaking and Capacity Building

Today in Grantmaking

As good stewards, it is the desire of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina to provide a diverse population of nonprofit organizations in South Carolina with the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge and enhance educational access, while cultivating personal and organizational responsibility and capacity. The purpose of the foundation's Carolina Academy for Nonprofits is to leverage training and educational opportunities for the capacity building needs of multiple nonprofit organizations in the state of South Carolina, as well as share best practices and lessons learned. Read more »

Blog Posts From

Foundations host 14th annual women religious conference

The Sisters of Charity Foundations of South Carolina and Cleveland recently hosted more than 80 participants, including 60 women religious from seven states, at the 14th annual Collaboration for Ministry Initiative (CMI) Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Five sisters from the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA) Sisters attended the conference.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina welcomes Nuns on the Bus tour

The Nuns on the Bus tour is making its way across America and recently stopped in South Carolina, where staff from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina joined them, U.S. Rep Jim Clyburn and more for a roundtable discussion about the challenges facing South Carolinians as well as the state’s assets.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland welcomes new staff to support Catholic sisters

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland welcomed its new program staff for supporting catholic sisters and their ministries in an event with grantees, partners and sisters on October 1. Erin McIntyre, outgoing program officer and seven-year employee of SOCF, joined Margaret Eigsti, senior program officer, and Courtney Zuendel, program coordinator, Generative Spirit, to celebrate the work of the foundation and look to the future.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Good Samaritan program exemplifies core value of respect

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s director of knowledge and learning, Christine Mitton, reviews all of the feedback received from grantees and partners to understand how to work together successfully to reach the shared goal of breaking the cycle of poverty. In her quarterly blog post, she explores the story of the Good Samaritan and how the foundation's responsive grantmaking demonstrates its commitment to respecting the dignity of every person.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland awards $373,000 in Q3 grants to support urban farming, basic needs and Catholic collaboration

The board of directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has approved $373,000 in grants for the third quarter of 2018. The grants are helping to support urban farming, basic needs and Catholic collaboration.[More]

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