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
March 31, 2023
The board of directors at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland recently approved $375,000 in grants for the first quarter of 2023. This funding will support longstanding partnerships in the foundation's efforts to end homelessness as well as collaborative initiatives across Cuyahoga County.
March 10, 2023
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and partners moving ahead with Cuyahoga County's first youth drop-in center
After years of planning and development, young people with lived expertise in homelessness are leading the launch of a youth drop-in center in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood. In February, Cleveland’s Board of Zoning Appeals gave the go-ahead on the next stage of launching the center. A Place 4 Me, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and the Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services has partnered with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM), young adult leaders, local funders and service providers to introduce the drop-in center where young people seeking housing stability can find respite, resources and safety.
February 2, 2023
Central Promise Neighborhood 'reverse ride-along' program featured in Catholic Health World cover article
In its February 1 edition, Catholic Health World, the national newspaper of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, published a cover page article about the "reverse ride-along" program in Cleveland, which is hosted by Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood and Inner Visions of Cleveland. The program is a re-imagining of the traditional police ride along as it reverses roles and lets the community design the tour and highlight people, places and resources they would like to introduce to Cleveland's newest police officers.
January 12, 2023
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland board of directors recently approved the final installment of quarterly grants in 2022, totaling $500,500. The grants cover a variety of focus areas, including supporting the ministries of Catholic sisters, food access and community, health equity, ending homelessness at its roots, and more.
November 30, 2022
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's November Generative Spirits podcast explores work and ministry of lay people of faith
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has released the latest episode of its podcast, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters. The November episode features Angela D’Orazio, senior program officer for housing at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, in conversation about her faith and how her trust in God propels her work forward, even when things seem insurmountable.
November 16, 2022
With support from Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, groundbreaking nonprofit local news organization launches in Cleveland
Signal Cleveland, a groundbreaking nonprofit local news organization that fuses community building with reporting, officially launched Tuesday, November 15, unveiling a website full of community resources and civic tools as well as the newsroom’s first stories. A coalition of Cleveland-based organizations - including the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland - partnered to launch this independent, community-led, nonprofit newsroom serving Cleveland.
November 11, 2022
Cuyahoga County to receive $4 million to end youth homelessness through efforts of Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and others
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and partners in the county continuum of care have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for an ongoing commitment to prevent and end homelessness for youth and young adults as a participant in its Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. As part of the program, the continuum of care will receive $3.9 million to strengthen and sustain efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness across Cuyahoga County.