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
May 7, 2021
The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood has promoted Richaun Bunton to managing director and Dawn Glasco to manager of engagement and social innovation. The promotions better reflect the ongoing work in the community and the role of the Central Promise Team. Promise is a collective impact movement that helps to convene partners, create shared goals and implement collaborative initiatives in Cleveland's Central neighborhood. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is the lead partner of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood.
April 16, 2021
Conversations with Catholic Sisters podcast from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland explores the power of intergenerational relationships
The latest Generative Spirits podcast episode from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is now available, featuring a conversation with Sister Carol Brandt, a sister of Notre Dame, and Anita Hooley Yoder, Campus Ministry at Notre Dame College. The two talk about the power of intergenerational relationships and the wisdom that can be gleaned from them. Anita & Sr. Carol were matched in the first cohort of the Ministry Leadership Program, and bring unique perspective on how different generations can learn from one another.
March 29, 2021
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland partner A Place 4 Me selects operator for youth drop-in center
A Place 4 Me, which is a community-wide movement to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness in Cuyahoga County, plans to open a drop-in center for youth and young adults experiencing housing instability in late 2021. Moving a step closer to that reality, A Place 4 Me recently announced that it chose Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) to operate the drop-in center. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is a longtime partner and supporter of A Place 4 Me.
March 19, 2021
Catholic Health World features health system ministries in cover story about containing virus spread among people experiencing homelessness
In its March 15 edition, Catholic Health World, the national newspaper of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, published a cover page article about containing virus spread among people experiencing homelessness and featured two ministries of the health system - the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and Joseph's Home - and their efforts to to mitigate the risk of the virus.
March 17, 2021
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland promotes Adrienne Mundorf to vice president, programs and strategy
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) has promoted Adrienne R. Mundorf, MPH, to the position of vice president, programs and strategy. In this role, she works closely with SOCF President Susanna H. Krey to define program strategies and direct program staff. She also serves as the lead strategist on all initiatives related to health, including working with grantee partners and serving as a thought partner with others in addressing health disparities throughout the community. Mundorf was previously senior program director.
March 8, 2021
It's Catholic Sisters Week 2021, which runs March 8-14 as part of National Women’s History Month and shines a spotlight for one week on the good works and good will of Catholic sisters. In Northeast Ohio, the Conference of Religious Leadership (CORL) is marking Catholic Sisters Week by initiating a food insecurity challenge, asking congregations locally and nationally, as well as the general public, to join in a campaign to address food insecurity.
January 12, 2021
The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood annually honors Central Neighborhood residents and staff who help partnering organizations fulfill their missions and make significant contributions to the vibrancy of the neighborhood. The Promise Neighborhood recently held a virtual community meeting and celebration to honor the 2020 Champions of Central. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is the lead partner of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood.