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A message from SOCF on our COVID-19 response

To our community: In these days when we are all feeling uncertain about this unprecedented crisis, we at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) are finding inspiration in the legacy of all of those who came before us, the Sisters…
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Innovation is iteration: What’s new in The Innovation Mission

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, in collaboration with the Cleveland Leadership Center, launches its next round of The Innovation Mission applications on February 3, 2020. Foundation president Susanna Krey reflects on some of the greatest lessons from the first…
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Race equity and philanthropy: Asking ourselves tough questions

Jump to: White-dominant cultural norms | Equity in evaluation | Staff reflection We envision an equitable community where opportunities for growth and quality of life are shared by all. At the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, we prioritize equity…
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Crain’s covers shift in CLE philanthropy, highlights SOCF

Below is an article published by Crain’s Cleveland Business in October 2019 to explore shifts in Cleveland philanthropy strategy. Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland president Susanna Krey spoke to Crain’s for the article, discussing the foundation’s strategic goals and how focus…
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SOCF fellowship leads to historic Cleveland legislation

Two years after the launch of the first Innovation Mission fellowship, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is celebrating a major success: On September 30, Cleveland became only the fourth city in the United States to pass legislation for…
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SOCF directors highlight experiences of black philanthropy at TSOPCLE

Members of the board of directors at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) spoke about their calling to serve, their admiration for the foundation and the passions that bring them to tears in a panel discussion yesterday at…
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Catholic Community Connection fellow digs into social justice roots at SOCF

At 19, Tobias Engel has a longer resume than many individuals two or three times his age – and he is constantly adding more. The Catholic Community Connection summer fellow has spent the last eight weeks working at the Sisters…
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The Innovation Mission uplifted by Global Sisters Report

The below text appeared in Global Sisters Report and The National Catholic Reporter in July 2019, highlighting the success of Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s poverty-challenging fellowship, The Innovation Mission. Ideas incubator brings success to new poverty-disruption programs in Cleveland by Carol Schuck…
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2019 Grant & Grantee Details

2019 First-Quarter Grants Organization Initiative Grant Amount Case Western Reserve University (First Year Cleveland) $50,000.00 Communications Plan to Reduce Infant Deaths Kent State University Foundation, Inc. $50,000.00 esCentral Interventions: Race, Stress, and Infant Mortality in the Central Neighborhood Children’s Hunger…
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Innovation Mission fellows share journey on Sound of Ideas

Today, the five fellows of The Innovation Mission, along with SOCF president Susanna Krey, sat down with Mike McIntyre at ideastream to talk about the progress of their big ideas, as well as the Celebration of Innovation closing event.  …
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