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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Sister Kathleen Ryan, SND, former foundation board member, offers tips for social justice advocates

Looking back over 30 years of civil rights work, Sr. Kathleen Ryan, a Sister of Notre Dame (SND) and former Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland board member, draws many parallels between today’s social justice climate and the “issues of the day” that Catholic Charities began organizing around in 1989. She recently provided insights to help current and future social justice advocates learn and apply the practices that have sustained Catholic sisters for more than a century of community-based ministry.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Innovation Fellow discusses supporting low-income entrepreneurs

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland attorney Julie Cortes wants to provide the services and support that low-income entrepreneurs need to get their businesses off the ground. She is working with Mortar Cincinnati and establishing her model through The Innovation Mission, a fellowship from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland.[More]

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Foundation’s Innovation Fellow discusses progress for new food prescription delivery service

Through The Innovation Mission fellowship, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is empowering five experts to develop their own innovative approaches to breaking the cycle of poverty. Dabney Conwell of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is laying the groundwork for a food prescription delivery service that provides meals medically tailored to chronic health conditions with in person delivery that can alleviate the negative effects of isolation for elder Ohioans.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland uplifts the stories of sisters

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland knows that Catholic sisters have long been at the forefront of identifying and serving unmet community needs. The foundation is committed to uplifting the stories of sisters throughout Northeast Ohio, recognizing their role in the social fabric and their unique way of being, ministering and leading. In this story, the foundation highlights Sr. Kate Hine, SND, who is working to discern how the Catholic Church can respond to young people who have made a choice to leave the Church, but still have a hunger for community, spirituality and service.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland uplifts the stories of sisters

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland knows that Catholic sisters have long been at the forefront of identifying and serving unmet community needs. In 2015, the foundation launched Generative Spirit to grow the capacity of Catholic sisters and their ministries to develop the next generation of lay leaders. The foundation is committed to uplifting the stories of sisters throughout Northeast Ohio, recognizing their role in the social fabric and their unique way of being, ministering and leading. In this story, the foundation highlights Sr. Eilis McCulloh, HM.[More]

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