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SOCF seeks evaluation partner for Promise Ambassador program

Since 2010, the foundation has been the lead convenor of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Initiative (Promise). Promise, a collective impact initiative modeled similarly to Harlem Children’s Zone, works to improve outcomes for children, families and community in three ways:…
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NOTE: SOCF Email Outage Coming 9/18 – 9/20

Please note: As of end of business on Thursday, September 17, 2020, all SOCFCleveland.org email addresses will be temporarily suspended through Sunday, September 20 for system maintenance & upgrades. During this time, all emails sent to addresses ending in socfcleveland.org…
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SOCF President named among Crain’s Women of Note 2020

From Crain’s Cleveland Business: Each year, Crain’s Cleveland Business honors a group of women who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to Northeast Ohio. This year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic turmoil, that commitment has been more critical than ever….
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Right to Counsel-Cleveland launches to offer free legal help in evictions

Housing instability, often caused by eviction, is a root cause of poverty in Cleveland. The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland began researching ways to address this issue in partnership with the Sisters of Charity Foundation’s Innovation Mission fellowship. On October…
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SOCF Cleveland Gives More Than $1.3 Million in First-Half 2020 Grants

Funds Support COVID-19 Response, Ending Homelessness, Catholic Sister Service & Ministry The board of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland recently approved its second-quarter grant docket, bringing total grant awards for 2020 to $1,383,608.87. A majority of funding in…
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2020 Grant & Grantee Details

First Quarter 2020 Grants Organization Name Project Name Amount Awarded Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio Insuring Ohio’s Children – Reaching the Finish Line $100,000.00 The Cleveland Foundation Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund $50,000.00 Funders Together to End Homelessness Learning and Networking…
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Statement regarding systemic racism in our communities

A message on behalf of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland At the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, we condemn and revile the acts of violence against the black community, in particular black males, at the hands of…
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Good Samaritan grants support food, hygiene needs in wake of COVID-19

Amid this unprecedented global crisis, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland expedited its Good Samaritan grants program to provide financial support to the many organizations working around the clock to respond to unmet needs in our communities. As of…
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SOCF supports Ohio advocacy for food access during COVID-19

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) is one of several statewide health, education and child advocacy organizations calling for the DeWine Administration to act swiftly to submit a plan to the USDA to provide additional money for food for…
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SOCF provides masks & support in response to unmet needs

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF Cleveland) has acquired and distributed more than 20,000 protective face masks to organizations across Northeast Ohio, with special focus on unmet needs for individuals experiencing homelessness, as well as those ministries founded…
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