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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.

SOCF fellowship leads to historic Cleveland legislation

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SOCF: Facilitating systems change to end youth homelessness

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SOCF program director reflects on Equity Summit

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SOCF presents at conference at CWRU re: social welfare

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Foundation awards $300,000 in first-quarter grants

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From our Fellows: The innovative potential of micro-mentoring

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Called to be extraordinary: SOCF president on innovating for the future

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Statewide Plan to Prioritize Healthy Food Access in Ohio

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Fellowship perspective: What The Innovation Mission teaches us

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Catholic Health World features Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood

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Sister Judith Ann Karam honored by Health Legacy of Cleveland

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$1.3M in grants for women, children in poverty

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Plain Dealer: Foundation awards $550,000 in grants

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From our Fellows: Tackling Child Poverty Through Workforce Development

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SOCF President: What is collective impact?

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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.