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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

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.

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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.

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October 25, 2022

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland awards $383,000 in third quarter grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Board of Directors recently approved the third installment of quarterly grants in 2022, totaling nearly $384,000. The grants focus on three key areas: supporting the ministries of Catholic sisters, strengthening health outcomes and ending homelessness.

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September 29, 2022

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's latest Generative Spirits podcast explores online ministry

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has released the latest episode of its podcast, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters. For the September episode (season 3, episode 7), Rachel Drotar, Generative Spirit program coordinator for the foundation, welcomes Sr. Réjane Cytacki, SCL, executive director of A Nun's Life, an online ministry that welcomes people from around the world to gather to explore God’s calling in their lives. On the podcast, they discuss the unique nature of having an online ministry, their experience in sharing community with a group of sister podcasters, and how love shows up in their relationships

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September 12, 2022

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland releases 2021 annual report: 25 Years of Partnership and Authenticity

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has released its 2021 annual report, 25 Years of Partnership and Authenticity, which explores the ways the foundation lives its commitment to community: by bringing those with lived expertise into every aspect of its work, from grantmaking to strategy development to the way it evaluates success. The report provides stories of lived experiences in three areas: how lived expertise influences strategy and direction, lived expertise in grantmaking processes and lived expertise in learning.

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August 26, 2022

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and partners break ground on supportive housing project

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, CHN Housing Partners and other partners broke ground August 25 on a 50-unit supportive housing development in Cleveland to provide residents for young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 (transition-aged youth or TAY) who are experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. The new development, Cuyahoga TAY, will offer housing, followed by support services, giving individuals space for recovery from the trauma of homelessness and the events that may have led to it, along with young adult-identified support services.

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August 23, 2022

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood releases 2021-22 year in review

Each summer, the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood reflects on its past year of collaboration and community change in Cleveland's Central neighborhood by releasing a year in review report. Through the Ambassador program, Family Partners initiative and the leadership of residents, Cleveland Central Promise is supporting Central in becoming a vibrant and welcoming place to live and work. Read the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood 2021-22 Year in Review here.

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