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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.

Postponed: The Innovation Mission 2020-21

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Plain Dealer: Foundation awards $550,000 in grants

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Coming soon: New initiative to fight poverty

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Collaborating for Success: What we’ve learned

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SOCF: 20 Years of Work to Break the Cycle of Poverty

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2016 Good Samaritan Grants Program accepting applications until June 3

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The Innovation Mission: College and career mentoring made easy

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Foundation awards $300,000 in first-quarter grants

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Video: Using innovation to fight poverty

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June 12: Celebrate innovation with SOCF – Register FREE today

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From our Fellows: College Mentoring Made Easy

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Statewide Plan to Prioritize Healthy Food Access in Ohio

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Housing First on pace to end long-term homelessness in Cuyahoga County by 2020

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Catching up with the fellows: Bill Leamon (video)

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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.