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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

It’s all around us. Need. The stresses of poverty have become more entrenched and pervasive; the needs of many living in our community have grown larger than the resources available to meet them.

Called to be extraordinary: SOCF president on innovating for the future

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This ______ fights poverty. Do you have an answer?

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Foundation awards $300,000 in first-quarter grants

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Cleveland/Cuyahoga Co. to House 100 Homeless Youth in 100 Days

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The Innovation Mission Workshop: Building a Program from a Big Idea

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Nation’s first county-level Pay for Success program

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Housing First on pace to end long-term homelessness in Cuyahoga County by 2020

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Plain Dealer: Foundation donates $200K to fight infant mortality

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Community convening to prevent & end youth homelessness

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Catholic Health World features SOCF’s Innovation Mission

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SOCF Innovation Mission fellows featured on WKYC

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Voices of Leadership: A Conversation with Felton Thomas Jr. and Tari Rivera

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From our Fellows: College Mentoring Made Easy

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Report highlights results, learnings and next steps for 100-Day Challenge to end youth homelessness

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Creating a strategy for our times

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With 20 years of service to guide us – along with valuable input from our key stakeholders, community leaders and grantees – the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is advancing a plan of action for confronting poverty.

Our plan calls for an intense focus of resources on a few key areas derived from our history, expertise and sense of urgency:

We are putting our hope into action to generate positive and enduring change for people in need.

How we work

We are a 501c3 public charity that operates as a grantmaking foundation in the community. Our grantmaking builds the capacity and sustainability of local organizations that apply evidence-based models or promising, innovative methods. We work with our grantees to evaluate outcomes and share results and our knowledge with the community. And, we cultivate advocacy efforts to effect systemic change.

We know we can achieve more in cooperation with others than alone. In community-wide collaborations, we represent the unique needs of the people we serve. We will also leverage the shared values and expertise of the Sisters of Charity Health System and other Catholic health and social service organizations.