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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Foundations host 14th annual women religious conference

The Sisters of Charity Foundations of South Carolina and Cleveland recently hosted more than 80 participants, including 60 women religious from seven states, at the 14th annual Collaboration for Ministry Initiative (CMI) Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Five sisters from the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA) Sisters attended the conference.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland welcomes new staff to support Catholic sisters

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland welcomed its new program staff for supporting catholic sisters and their ministries in an event with grantees, partners and sisters on October 1. Erin McIntyre, outgoing program officer and seven-year employee of SOCF, joined Margaret Eigsti, senior program officer, and Courtney Zuendel, program coordinator, Generative Spirit, to celebrate the work of the foundation and look to the future.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Good Samaritan program exemplifies core value of respect

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s director of knowledge and learning, Christine Mitton, reviews all of the feedback received from grantees and partners to understand how to work together successfully to reach the shared goal of breaking the cycle of poverty. In her quarterly blog post, she explores the story of the Good Samaritan and how the foundation's responsive grantmaking demonstrates its commitment to respecting the dignity of every person.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland awards $373,000 in Q3 grants to support urban farming, basic needs and Catholic collaboration

The board of directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has approved $373,000 in grants for the third quarter of 2018. The grants are helping to support urban farming, basic needs and Catholic collaboration.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Innovation Mission fellow: College and career mentoring made easy

Through The Innovation Mission fellowship, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland looks to empower five experts to develop their own innovative approaches to breaking the cycle of poverty. The Innovation Mission fellow Bill Leamon shared his project and progress on the Fund for Our Economic Future’s blog. The full text can be read below. Bill Leamon is a college and career coach at Notre Dame College.[More]

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