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

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina honors three kinship caregivers with 2018 Unsung Hero Awards

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded three 2018 Unsung Hero Awards across the State of South Carolina to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary care to enhance the well-being of children in South Carolina’s kinship families as part of the foundation’s Kinship Care Initiative.[More]

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Called to be extraordinary: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland president on innovating for the future

As a member of the Fund for Our Economic Future, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland looks to influence innovation and challenging the status quo throughout Greater Cleveland, in an attempt to provide economic opportunities for all members of the community. Through The Innovation Mission fellowship, the foundation looks to empower five experts to develop their own innovative approaches to breaking the cycle of poverty. Foundation president Susanna Krey recently shared her thoughts on the organization’s blog.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina annual report shines light on those making a difference

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently released its 2018 annual report with a theme of “Shining a light on those making a difference.” In 2017, the foundation awarded 189 grants totaling $3,309,300 million, which is the largest individual grantmaking year since 2001. The annual report shares several of the stories behind the numbers.

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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]

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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]

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