Since its inception in 1851, the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine has sought to help and provide services to those living in poverty. As a ministry of the Sisters, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland offers Good Samaritan grants. In the Good Samaritan parable, we are called to be a good neighbor to people in need.
The Good Samaritan Grants Program was the first initiative founded by the foundation after it was established in 1996.
Good Samaritan Grants are to be used to provide for the basic needs of individuals living in poverty.
The Good Samaritan Program responds to our community’s challenge of ensuring that its residents can meet their basic needs. Inspired by the parable of Jesus calling us to be good neighbors, this program’s particular purpose is to support non-profit organizations for which a modest grant would make a difference in continuing to provide necessary and immediate goods and services to individuals living in poverty. The program expresses the important value of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine of respecting the dignity of every individual.
Due to the economic impact of the global pandemic, the 2021 Good Samaritan grant program will prioritize organizations impacted by COVID-19 and programs and services that target the Central neighborhood.
Please note: the 2021 Good Samaritan Grants Program opens on April 1st with a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.
Organizations must be tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations that primarily serve residents of Cuyahoga County. Priority is given to organizations who primarily serve the Central community and/or with annual budgets under $1 million.
Good Samaritan Grant applications will be submitted through an online proposal submission system. Application materials will be available beginning April 1, 2021.
Please note that this is a competitive grant program and funding request always exceed grant program budget.
View a printable version of the Good Samaritan Grant Guidelines 2021.
For a complete listing of all 2020 foundation grantees, click here.
If you have any questions, please contact Ursula Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org.