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 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]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina announces 2019 Unsung Hero Award recipients for kinship care

As part of its kinship care initiative, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded it 2019 Unsung Hero Award to three of South Carolina’s kinship caregivers who have provided outstanding care to children for more than a year. “The recipients of this year’s Unsung Hero Award couldn’t be more deserving. They’ve faced challenges that many people can’t imagine, and they’ve done so with grace and courage. We’re proud to honor them,” said Tom Keith, foundation president.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards Community Enrichment Grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has issued Community Enrichment grants to 23 nonprofit organizations that implement best practices to address the root causes of poverty. “Our Community Enrichment grantee partners go beyond the expectation to assist people who experience poverty – they work to interrupt the cycle of poverty altogether. We applaud their work to address the root causes of poverty in their respective communities,” said Tom Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina.[More]

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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]

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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]

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