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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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Strategic Grantmaking

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

Ending homelessness

Improving health

Leading a Promise Neighborhood

Supporting Catholic sisters and their ministries

Learn more

Read our grantmaking guidelines.

Manage your grant

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

Ask questions

Contact Ursula Craig at or 216-357-4472.




Our mission also calls us to devote a portion of our funds to responding to our community needs. Our responsive grantmaking includes the:

Good Samaritan Program

Saint Ann Legacy Grants, which reflect 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

And more…

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