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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.

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Video: Using innovation to fight poverty

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Girl Scouts honor SOCF president as Woman of Distinction

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New data on economic polarization underscore need for ‪‎growth and opportunity‬

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This ______ fights poverty. Do you have an answer?

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Senior program director looks to build on 2018 successes

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Foundation awards $300,000 in first-quarter grants

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Community convening to prevent & end youth homelessness

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Wanted: Innovative Ideas to Fight Poverty

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Sisters on the Frontlines receives national recognition

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Crain’s Cleveland announces launch of Innovation Mission

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White House blog covers Pay for Success

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For partners and grantees: COVID-19 federal support resources

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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.