Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

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.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland seeks to improve its community's capacity to help families and individuals overcome the challenges of poverty in a sustainable way. The foundation has identified the following areas of need for addressing poverty: reducing health and education disparities in Cleveland's Central Neighborhood and ending homelessness in Cuyahoga County.

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.


Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

2475 East 22nd Street
Fourth Floor

Cleveland, OH 44115

p: 216 241 9300

Established 1996

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.

Susanna Krey

President,
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Susanna Krey

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 »

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Foundation Innovation Mission fellow named a 2019 Cleveland City Champion by The Plain Dealer

Hazel Remesch, supervising attorney at Legal Aid and a founder of the Housing Justice Alliance, has been named a 2019 Cleveland City Champion for her work to ensure fairness for low-income people who face housing instability. Remesch was one of five fellows of The Innovation Mission, a program of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland that helped the fellows develop innovative ideas aimed at breaking down specific barriers faced by low-income families. She used her time as a fellow to develop the Housing Justice Alliance.[More]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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