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For Grantees

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland directs the majority of its funds to our focus areas, particularly our strategic initiatives of ending homelessness, reducing health and education disparities in Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood, supporting women religious and their ministries in Northeast Ohio, and serving as the lead partner in the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood initiative.

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The foundation typically invites organizations to apply for grants in these focus areas:

  • Ending homelessness
  • Reducing health and education disparities
  • Supporting women religious and their ministries

Our mission, though, calls us to devote a portion of our funds to responding to our community needs.

Our responsive grantmaking includes our annual Good Samaritan Program, our participation in community collaborations, and our ongoing support to the Catholic community and women religious, with priority given to the sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine.

Beyond grantmaking, the foundation engages in many strategies to build our community’s capacity to help people overcome the challenges of poverty beyond grantmaking.

This includes:

  • Evaluation
  • Collaboration
  • Convenings
  • Policy work


Learn more about our grantmaking

Grantseekers are encouraged to read our grantmaking guidelines.


Manage your grant and forms

Current grantees can manage their forms with us through our our online system for grant applications and management.


Ask questions

Questions may be directed to Ursula Craig, grants coordinator, at or 216-357-4472.