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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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Youth Homelessness & Community of Hope: Video

Angela D’Orazio, senior program officer, appeared on WKYC’s “We the People” on January 17 along with Amber Donovan, executive director at Community of Hope, and Dylan McIntosh, a Community of Hope participant. The group spoke about youth homelessness in Cleveland,…
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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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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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Homelessness in Cleveland: Just the facts – Staff blog

Every day, we work with many partners in the effort to end homelessness in Cuyahoga County. This is incredibly rewarding yet complex and challenging work across many systems. Sometimes we see stories on TV and social media that don’t quite…
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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 work spurs legislation for evicted tenants

Thanks in part to the work of The Innovation Mission, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s fellowship to fight poverty, Cleveland City Council is nearing the introduction of legislation that will increase representation for low-income tenants facing eviction. Innovation Mission…
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Blog: How can funders strengthen racial equity work?

As a member of Funders Together to End Homelessness, my colleague Angela D’Orazio and I took the opportunity to participate in a new community of practice, Funders for Racial Equity (FRE). Over the next two years, this peer learning experience…
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Catching up with the fellows: Hazel Remesch (video)

Hazel Remesch, supervising attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cleveland, has seen the toll that evictions can take on Clevelanders living in poverty. Through the Housing Justice Alliance, she is working to support tenants facing eviction with legal…
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