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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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Good Samaritan Grants now open

In order to respond quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis in communities, this year's Good Samaritan Grants Program from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland opens today, April 1, more than a month earlier than in past years. The program will also have an expedited, rolling application process.[More]

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Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood provides update on support resources for Central neighborhood residents

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood has provided an update about support resources available in Cleveland's Central neighborhood and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as links to online activities for families with children.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland issues a response on COVID-19

To support its partners, grantees and neighbors at the front lines of this crisis, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is taking several steps to ensure flexible funding within the Northeast Ohio community. These steps allow the foundation to respond to requests that encourage collaboration and basic needs support for those most vulnerable – especially in the areas of homelessness, Catholic sisters and Cleveland's Central neighborhood.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland joins philanthropic community in creating $3.95 million Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has joined 18 organizations in creating the $3.95 million Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, which will soon distribute grants to nonprofit organizations serving on the front lines of the pandemic throughout Greater Cleveland. The foundation and other funding partners are urging other foundations, corporate entities, individual donors and other organizations to contribute to the fund via ClevelandFoundation.org/Response.[More]

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Catholic Sisters Week 2020: NEO Catholic sisters serve with freedom, solidarity and spirit

It's Catholic Sisters Week 2020 and across the country, communities are celebrating the mission and work of Catholic sisters and the impact they have had on individuals, neighborhoods and organizations. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is one sister-founded ministry focused on eliminating the root causes of poverty in greater Cleveland. To honor its trailblazing, risk-taking foundresses, the foundation strives to support Catholic sisters in maintaining their legacies, sustaining their ministries and carrying forward their commitment to service through new generations of religious and non-religious leadership.[More]

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