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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

It’s all around us. Need. The stresses of poverty have become more entrenched and pervasive; the needs of many living in our community have grown larger than the resources available to meet them.

Statement about the Attack on the U.S. Congress and American Democracy

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FreshLo Project Uses Food, Art & Culture to Restore Communities

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The Innovation Mission Workshop: Building a Program from a Big Idea

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From our Fellows: College Mentoring Made Easy

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Innovation Mission fellows share journey on Sound of Ideas

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The Innovation Mission: College and career mentoring made easy

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Celebrating Sisters During National Catholic Sisters Week

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$1.3M in grants for women, children in poverty

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Catching up with the fellows: Penny Smith (video)

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Catholic Health World publishes Housing First cover story

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From our Fellows: Tackling Child Poverty Through Workforce Development

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Statewide Plan to Prioritize Healthy Food Access in Ohio

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Strategic plan aims to prevent & end youth homelessness

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Cleveland Team Exceeds Goal in 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness

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Central Neighborhood a Hub for High-Quality Early Learning

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Creating a strategy for our times

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With 20 years of service to guide us – along with valuable input from our key stakeholders, community leaders and grantees – the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is advancing a plan of action for confronting poverty.

Our plan calls for an intense focus of resources on a few key areas derived from our history, expertise and sense of urgency:

We are putting our hope into action to generate positive and enduring change for people in need.

How we work

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.