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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.

A ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System

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 has identified the following areas of need for addressing poverty:

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 foundation also commits to supporting communities of Catholic women religious and their ministries.
Established 1996

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.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

2475 EAST 22ND STREET
FOURTH FLOOR
CLEVELAND, OH 44115

P: 216 241 9300
WWW.SOCFCLEVELAND.ORG

Recent Blog Posts

July 29, 2022

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's Generative Spirits podcast discusses seeking spiritual community across generations

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has released the latest episode of its podcast, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters. For the July episode, Rachel Drotar, Generative Spirit program coordinator for the foundation, welcomes Emily Liptow, a member of the Generative Spirit community who has served as technology facilitator, community member, and co-dreamer of what Generative Spirit could be today and in the future.

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February 24, 2022

Generative Spirits podcast features a conversation with Joe Black, program officer for health equity at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has released the latest episode of its podcast, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters. For the February episode, Joe Black discusses his role as program officer for health equity at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. Black has longstanding relationships with members of Cleveland's Central neighborhood and strives to focus on health outcomes, particularly safety. The podcast also explores the importance of racial equity in grantmaking, essential projects like the Reverse Ride Along, and how hope and action must go hand in hand.

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February 11, 2022

Foundation's Innovation Mission fellowship sparks idea for Right to Counsel program that leads to up to $4.7 million in benefits

Housing instability, often caused by eviction, is a root cause of poverty in Cleveland. The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland began researching ways to address this issue in partnership with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's Innovation Mission fellowship pilot of 2017-2019, which eventually led to Right to Counsel-Cleveland legislation that went into effect July 1, 2020. A recently released report about Cleveland's Right to Counsel program said the program yielded an estimated $4.3 million to $4.7 million in benefits last year. The program provides attorneys for some of Cleveland’s poorest families facing eviction.

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January 18, 2022

Catholic Health World features Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland partnership on creating housing complex for youth experiencing homelessness

There is a significant gap between the number of young adults who are unhoused in Cleveland and the surrounding county and the resources available to enable them to secure short- or long-term housing according to Housing First Cleveland, which is a collaborative that includes the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. To address this conundrum, Housing First Cleveland plans to create a diverse continuum of housing options for young people including supportive housing and to offer more short-term rental assistance. Catholic Health World featured this collaborative effort in a recent cover story.

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December 8, 2021

Promise Neighborhood celebrates 2021 Champions of Central

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. On November 18, more than 50 individuals gathered in a virtual celebration of these Champions of Central.

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November 10, 2021

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland part of local coalition that raises more than $5.8 million to start nonprofit newsroom

A coalition of Cleveland-based organizations - including the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland - and the American Journalism Project are partnering to launch an independent, community-led, nonprofit newsroom serving Cleveland. Cleveland’s newsroom, slated for launch in 2022, will produce high-quality journalism on a daily basis that centers community voices and lets residents help set the agenda for newsgathering. The coalition of philanthropies has raised more than $5.8 million to date for the organization.

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October 27, 2021

Foundation's Generative Spirits podcast features Sr. Rita Mary Harwood, SND, reflecting on 25 years working for the Diocese of Cleveland

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has released the latest episode of its podcast, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters. In this two-part podcast, Sister Rita Mary Harwood, SND, reflects on more than 25 years working for the Diocese of Cleveland, where she initiated ministries to several historically marginalized groups, including the incarcerated, the LGBTQ community, migrant families and refugees.

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