A ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland improves the lives of those most in need with special attention to families, women and children living in poverty. As a faith-based organization, the foundation extends the values of Jesus Christ through the mission of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and also works to sustain the ministries of women religious.
The foundation also commits to supporting communities of Catholic women religious and their ministries.
For decades, they have formed a critical part of our community's capacity to help those who are vulnerable. In this focus area, the foundation honors their dedication and strengthens their service.
Furthermore, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is the lead organizer on behalf of many partners to implement the Central Neighborhood Promise Neighborhood - a transformative program that wraps children in high-quality, coordinated health, social, community and educational support from the cradle to college and career.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland improves the lives of those most in need with special attention to families, women and children living in poverty. The foundation works to end homelessness in Cuyahoga County and to reduce health and education disparities in Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood. As a faith-based organization, the foundation extends the values of Jesus Christ through the mission of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and also works to sustain the ministries of women religious. The Sisters of Charity of Cleveland was endowed in 1996 from the proceeds of a partnership involving St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Previously, the sisters used the proceeds of the sale of Saint Ann Hospital in 1973 to endow the Saint Ann Foundation, the first health care conversion foundation in the United States. In 2006, the two foundations merged and blended their missions.
Recent Blog Posts
October 19, 2021
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, nearly 140,000 children lost a caregiver or parent due to pandemic-related causes. So where do those children go? Some of them could end up in the foster care system. But that system is already strained and facing new challenges because of COVID-19. What has the pandemic meant for the state of foster care? Kai Cotton, youth navigator at A Place 4 Me, spoke to WAMU's "1A" about her experience working with young people who have aged out of the foster care system and the many barriers to their growth and well-being. The Sisters
October 1, 2021
Catholic Health World features Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland in cover story about gathering community input to inform creation of a health campus
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland in June announced plans to create a health campus in the city’s Central neighborhood, aiming to build up medical and social services around St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. In its October 1 issue, Catholic Health World features the foundation in a cover story about its work to invest in the neighborhood and gather input and ideas to create the health campus to advance health and healing.
September 14, 2021
Generative Spirits podcast from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland discusses commitment to El Salvador
The Diocese of Cleveland has had a connection to El Salvador since it sent priests, nuns and lay volunteers to the country in 1964 to assist dioceses and support parish life in countries where there was a need for more ministers. COAR, the Community of St. Oscar A. Romero, was founded in 1980 as an orphanage by a Cleveland Diocese Mission Team priest during El Salvador’s civil war. Today, COAR Children’s Village continues its mission to serve vulnerable children and the community with foster care for 50-100 children; schooling for 1,000 children; and, a clinic, pharmacy and other services for
September 7, 2021
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland introduces second class of Generative Spirit's Ministry Leadership Program
The pursuit of spirituality, purpose and a commitment to mission-based work are common among today’s young professionals. Catholic sisters, who have dedicated their lives to service and mission, have decades of experience and knowledge to share. The latest iteration of the Ministry Leadership Program at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland will connect these groups in an effort to inspire emerging leaders to carry forward sisters’ unique approach to ministry and strengthen sisters’ capacity to serve as mentors and advisers.
September 2, 2021
Health System and Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland partner with United Way and local hospitals and insurers to bring health innovation to Clevelanders
United Way of Greater Cleveland, The Rose Centers for Aging Well, the Sisters of Charity Health System, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and nine other hospital and health insurance partners have announced the launch of the Collaborative Investments + Health program. The program is an innovative and sustainable investment strategy that brings together hospital networks, Medicaid managed care providers and other stakeholders to collaborate on and lead programs designed to improve the lives of Clevelanders. The first six-month pilot will support Nutrition Solution, an expanded home-delivered meal service that combines medically tailored meals (MTMs), nutrition education and weekly
August 27, 2021
Conversations with Catholic Sisters podcast from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland explores looking within to find spirituality in solitude
For some people, it’s scary to quiet the outside world and look within. “But that's where all the answers are,” said Sister Cheryl Rose, HM. “That's where the peace is. That's where the joy is. That's where the answer is to every question you have.” The newest Generative Spirits podcast from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland encourages listeners to look inside and find spirituality in solitude.
July 6, 2021
A Place 4 Me puts young people at the center of planning supportive housing developments for young people experiencing homelessness
"Nothing about us without us" is the mantra of A Place 4 Me, and young people have been at the center of the planning for Cuyahoga County's latest supportive housing development for young people experiencing homelessness. One of those young people is Kai Cotton, lead youth navigator at A Place 4 Me, a conglomerate of Northeast Ohio service organizations and collaborative initiative to prevent and end youth homelessness in Cleveland/Cuyahoga County. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is a longtime partner and supporter of the initiative. A recent article in The Land highlighted Cotton's work and the work of