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
November 6, 2020
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland-supported Housing First initiative opens 13th permanent supportive housing property
As residents recently began moving into Harper's Pointe in Cleveland's Old Brooklyn neighborhood, the Housing First initiative took one step closer to ending functional chronic homelessness in Cuyahoga County through permanent supportive housing. The 71 unit-Harper's Pointe is Housing First's 13th permanent supportive housing property in the county (with a total of 782 units). The Cuyahoga County Housing First Initiative began in 2002 when the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, in partnership with Enterprise and the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services, convened 17 organizations to bring the permanent supportive housing model to Cleveland.
October 29, 2020
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland senior program director named Philanthropy Ohio’s Emerging Leader for 2020
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Senior Program Director Adrienne Mundorf was recently named Philanthropy Ohio's Emerging Leader for 2020. The emerging leader award recognizes someone, regardless of age, who has engaged in philanthropy for the first time during the last few years and shows amazing potential. They showcase leadership in advancing philanthropy, engagement beyond a single community, creativity in a philanthropic endeavor or project or significant accomplishment in a short period of time.
October 26, 2020
Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood ambassador organizes neighborhood youth to help seniors and essential workers
Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Ambassador Demetrius Carter spent several weekends in the summer organizing neighborhood youth to help seniors and essential workers with yardwork, cleanup and other needs. In a video posted by the Promise Neighborhood, he asked some of the teens to talk about their experiences and what they hope for the future of Central.
October 19, 2020
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's Generative Spirit initiative highlighted in Global Sisters Report
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's Generative Spirit Program Coordinator Rachel Drotar was highlighted in a recent Global Sisters Report story about Catholic sisters’ influence on young people in the areas of activism and social justice. This knowledge-sharing and inspiration is an essential part of the Generative Spirit initiative, which connects sisters and young adults in their shared passion for social justice.
October 9, 2020
Sisters of Charity Health System leadership joins First Friday Club of Cleveland to share pandemic insights
Sisters of Charity Health System leadership recently joined the First Friday Club of Cleveland to discuss what it means for faith organizations to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We can’t go back to ‘normal,’” said Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, chair, Sisters of Charity Health System, as she opened a virtual program for the First Friday Club, which provides a forum for Catholic thought and inspiration.
September 9, 2020
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland part of Sisters on the Frontlines collaborative that receives national recognition
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is part of a collaborative working to share relief grants with Catholic sisters serving individuals and families affected by COVID-19. The Sisters on the
September 1, 2020
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland: Coalition Announces Second Phase of Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund
The Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund launched phase two last month. As founding funders, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has helped guide this essential program throughout the last several months. President Sue Krey is quoted in the joint press release