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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Promotes Adrienne Mundorf to Vice President, Programs and Strategy

CLEVELAND (March 17, 2021) – Adrienne R. Mundorf, MPH has been promoted to the position of vice president, programs and strategy for the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF). In this role, she works closely with SOCF President Susanna…
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Catholic Sisters in Northeast Ohio Issue Nationwide Challenge to End Hunger

Addressing Food Insecurity is Focus for Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14 CLEVELAND (March 5, 2021) – Fifty-two weeks a year women religious stand with the poor and immigrants, teach children, fight injustice, heal the sick, share spirituality, empower women, defend…
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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland awards nearly $1.8 million in 2020 as pandemic demands innovative response

CLEVELAND, January 11, 2021 – The board of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) recently approved its fourth-quarter grant docket, bringing total grant awards for 2020 to $1,785,708.87. Investments in 2020 went almost entirely toward helping grantees mitigate…
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Statement about the Attack on the U.S. Congress and American Democracy

American democracy came under siege yesterday, January 6th. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland joins many philanthropic organizations around the country in opposing to the actions of the mob that violently stormed the ultimate symbol of democracy, the U.S….
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Sisters of Charity Foundation Welcomes Program Officer, Health Equity

CLEVELAND – December 16, 2020 – The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has promoted Joseph Black to the role of program officer, health equity. In this new role, Black will support the foundation’s efforts to achieve better health outcomes…
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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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