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Senior program director looks to build on 2018 successes

By Adrienne Mundorf, MPH, senior program director at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland   As we look forward to the winter thaw and the promise of a full and enriching 2019, I spent a moment reflecting on a few…
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SOCF supports launch of Lead Safe Cleveland coalition

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is one of several local philanthropic organizations providing initial support to Lead Safe Cleveland, a coalition organized to prevent lead poisoning in Cleveland. With more than two decades of focus on the social…
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Grantmakers in Health publishes program officer’s perspective of philanthropy

Grantmakers In Health recently published a “Views from the Field” perspective of philanthropy from Erica Chambers, program officer for health at SOCF. In the article, Understanding Community Engagement: An Outsider-Turned-Insider’s Perspective of Philanthropy, Chambers discusses lessons learned as a community organizer over…
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FreshLo Project Uses Food, Art & Culture to Restore Communities

At the community level, health, arts, food and environment are closely connected. It’s difficult to improve one without including the others. That’s been a driving force behind funding for many food-oriented initiatives around Cleveland because these areas can yield multiple…
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SOCF Spotlight: Taking Action to Improve Health

The health care delivered in the heart of Cleveland by the Sisters of Charity may be found inside St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, but the Sisters of Charity Foundation’s mission to encourage healthy living extends into the surrounding Central neighborhood….
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SOCF Board Member, Judge Michael J. Ryan, Featured on NPR

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Board of Directors member Judge Michael John Ryan, a judge in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Division in Ohio, was recently featured by NPR and Story Corp. He talks about his upbringing as well as his…
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$300K in grants to reduce infant mortality

The following news story was published by Crain’s Cleveland Business: Sisters of Charity Foundation awards $300,000 in grants to reduce infant mortality By LYDIA COUTRÉ, Crain’s Cleveland Business, November 25, 2015 The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has committed $300,000…
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Plain Dealer: Foundation donates $200K to fight infant mortality

The following news story was published by The Plain Dealer: Sisters of Charity Foundation donates $200,000 to fight infant mortality in Central neighborhood By Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer, November 24, 2015  CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Sisters of Charity Foundation of…
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$1.3M in grants for women, children in poverty

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland lifts up women and children in poverty through $1.3M in outreach and grants Honors 40th anniversary of Saint Ann Foundation through new commitments to reducing the infant mortality rate To help improve the lives…
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Sister Judith Ann Karam honored by Health Legacy of Cleveland

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, received the Health Legacy Award for Excellence October 11 at the 2015 Health Legacy of Cleveland award and scholarship dinner. Every other year, Health Legacy…
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