In the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, we increase the community’s ability to improve the lives of people living in poverty.
As a Catholic faith-based ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, we value:
To fulfill our mission and achieve our vision, the foundation:
by supporting individuals to improve their lives.
by researching and listening to understand the needs and concerns of the underserved.
by using knowledge to drive decisions, evaluate impact and build mission-based systems of intervention.
by advocating for just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper and reach their full potential.
by inspiring and supporting courageous approaches to break the cycle of poverty.
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.
To accomplish our goals, we use the following tools: