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Coalition announces second phase of Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

Nearly $3 million initially available; individuals and organizations encouraged to give CLEVELAND – Philanthropic partners across Northeast Ohio today announced the creation of Phase II of the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, for continued support to nonprofit organizations dealing…
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Sisters on the Frontlines receives national recognition

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is part of a collaborative working to share relief grants with Catholic sisters serving individuals and families affected by COVID-19. The Sisters on the Frontlines initiative led by FADICA, GHR Foundation and others,…
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Philanthropic partners announce creation of Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

CLEVELAND – Philanthropic partners across Northeast Ohio today announced the creation of the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, which will soon distribute grants to nonprofit organizations serving on the front lines of the pandemic throughout Greater Cleveland. According to…
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Cuyahoga Partnering for Family Success Program Yields Promising Results for African-American Families in Foster Care Who Have a History of Housing Instability

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga Partnering for Family Success (PFS), the nation’s first Pay for Success project in the combined areas of homelessness and child welfare, has concluded after five years and found its approaches yielded promising results in reuniting African-American children…
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Children’s Defense Fund, Partners Announce Finish Line Project in Ohio

COLUMBUS – Today, the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio (CDF-Ohio) announced it is joining the Finish Line Project, a multi-state advocacy initiative to protect and advance health coverage for children and families and improve their access to quality care. The organization unveiled its…
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Sisters of Charity Foundation Seeks Applicants for Social Innovation Fellowship

CLEVELAND, OHIO, February 4, 2020 – The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF Cleveland) in partnership with the Cleveland Leadership Center is now accepting applications for the next cohort of The Innovation Mission fellowship, designed to empower Cleveland professionals…
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Sisters of Charity Foundation invests $2 million in 2019; third & fourth-quarter grants support families in Central, basic needs in Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio, January 6, 2020 – Through the second half of 2019, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF Cleveland) invested more than $800,000 to support efforts in three main focus areas: ending homelessness, supporting Catholic sisters and their…
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Sisters of Charity Foundation invests $1.2 million in first half of 2019 to uplift Cleveland’s most vulnerable populations

Sisters of Charity Foundation invests $1.2 million in first half of 2019 to uplift Cleveland’s most vulnerable populations Cleveland, Ohio, July 8, 2019 – Through the first two quarters of 2019, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) invested…
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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Grants $100,000 to The Innovation Mission Fellows to Implement Their Big Ideas to Fight Poverty

June 12, 2019 – CLEVELAND – Through 18 months of innovation coaching, independent research, professional development and community networking, the five fellows of The Innovation Mission grew their inspiring ideas to fight poverty into implementable programs to support Cleveland’s most…
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SOCF Cleveland invests in young adults to carry forward Catholic sisters’ commitment to serve

CLEVELAND, April 11, 2019 – The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) this month held its latest working session for the Ministry Leadership Program, a new initiative to pair young employees in Catholic school settings with Catholic sister mentors,…
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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland taps NASA Glenn operations director as new board chair

CLEVELAND, February 12, 2019 – The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) welcomes three new board members in 2019, as well as the board’s 2019 officers: Robyn N. Gordon, chair; Judge Michael John Ryan, vice chair; Woodrow Whitlow, PhD,…
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SOCF Cleveland awards $418,500 in fourth-quarter grants

CLEVELAND, DECEMBER 21, 2018 – The board of directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has approved $418,500 in grants for the fourth quarter of 2018. The foundation’s fourth-quarter contributions include support of a city-wide lead prevention initiative…
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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland supports urban farming, basic needs and Catholic collaboration in 3Q 2018

CLEVELAND – The board of directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) has approved $373,000 in grants for the third quarter of 2018. This quarter, SOCF invested in the Rid-All Green Partnership, which the foundation helped launch…
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Behind a Grantmaker’s New Fellowship for Promising Problem Solvers

August 20, 2018 – CLEVELAND – The Innovation Mission, a fellowship developed by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) in partnership with the Cleveland Leadership Center, is teaching five local experts the power of innovative thinking – especially…
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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland awards $468,150 in grants in 2Q 2018

CLEVELAND – The board of directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has approved $468,150 in grants for the second quarter of 2018. Second-quarter funding is focused heavily on health initiatives and health policy, as well as continued…
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Sisters of Charity Foundation Awards $345,000 in Q1

CLEVELAND – The board of directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland this week approved $345,000 in grants for the first quarter of 2018. Funding for this quarter is concentrated primarily around efforts to end homelessness, as well…
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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Awarded $750,000 Grant from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Funds expand initiative to develop next generation lay leadership for sister-led, sister-founded ministries CLEVELAND, OH – February 26, 2018 – The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) has been awarded a $750,000 three-year grant from the Conrad N. Hilton…
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Housing First on pace to end long-term homelessness in Cuyahoga County by 2020

CLEVELAND – Housing First, a collaboration of community organizations in Cuyahoga County, announced today that it is on pace to end long-term homelessness in the county by 2020. When construction of its $12.9-million apartment building in Brooklyn Centre is completed…
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Sisters of Charity Foundation Selects 5 Fellows to Explore Their Big Ideas to Fight Poverty

  CLEVELAND, Ohio (October 26, 2017) – Five Cleveland-area professionals will begin this fall to research their ideas to disrupt the cycle of poverty as the newly announced fellows of The Innovation Mission, a ground-breaking initiative launched by the Sisters…
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SOCF mourns passing of Congressman Ralph Regula

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Congressman Ralph Regula, who passed away July 19 at the age of 92. Congressman Regula represented residents of Stark County and Northeast Ohio in…
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