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Read the SOCF Cleveland Pandemic Response Report

The greater Cleveland community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the value of collaboration and rapid mobilization. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland tapped into the responsive legacy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine to support those…
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Promise promotes team members

Promise is a collective impact movement that helps to convene partners, create shared goals and implement collaborative initiatives in the neighborhood. The Central Promise Team operates as an organizational leader among the partners who share the Promise goals. Over the…
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A Place 4 Me selects operating partner for youth drop-in center

In December 2020, the A Place 4 Me Steering Committee released a request for qualifications for a community partner with the capacity, flexibility, passion, and alignment with A Place 4 Me’s mission to operate a drop-in center for youth and young adults experiencing…
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Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Celebrates Champions of Central

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood annually honors Central Neighborhood residents and staff who help partnering organizations fulfill their missions and make significant contributions to the vibrancy of the neighborhood. The Promise Neighborhood recently held a virtual community meeting and celebration…
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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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SOCF president named a YWCA Greater Cleveland Woman of Achievement for 2021

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is pleased to congratulate Susanna Krey, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and senior vice president of the Sisters of Charity Health System, for being named a YWCA Greater Cleveland Woman…
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A Place 4 Me seeks operator for youth drop-in center: RFQ

Request for Qualifications now open to organizations interested in operating Cuyahoga County youth drop-in center as an essential piece in the effort to end youth homelessness. Click here to view RFQ & apply: Drop In Center Operator RFQ (pdf) The…
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SOCF podcast recalls legacy of churchwomen murdered in El Salvador

Listen to the Generative Spirits podcast on Anchor or Spotify at the links below: Listen now on Spotify Listen now on Anchor In the December episode of Generative Spirits, we recognize and remember the 40th anniversary of the murder of…
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2020 Grant & Grantee Details

First Quarter 2020 Grants Organization Name Project Name Amount Awarded Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio Insuring Ohio’s Children – Reaching the Finish Line $100,000.00 The Cleveland Foundation Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund $50,000.00 Funders Together to End Homelessness Learning and Networking…
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Generative Spirit in the News: Global Sisters Report explores ‘Nuns and Nones’

“Working closely with sisters through both her job and Nuns and Nones, 29-year-old Rachel Drotar said sisters have taught her that activism is not something you participate in, but rather, integrate into your life.” Generative Spirit Program Coordinator Rachel Drotar…
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Sisters get out the vote: “The most powerful nonviolent tool”

At the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, we are committed to uplifting and amplifying the voices of Catholic sisters, who bring a unique approach to justice and service to our communities. The following is a statement from the Justice,…
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Senior program director named 2020 Emerging Ohio Philanthropist

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland congratulates Adrienne Mundorf, senior program director, on being named Philanthropy Ohio’s Emerging Leader for 2020. The emerging leader award recognizes someone, regardless of age, who has engaged in philanthropy for the first time during…
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New podcast amplifies voices of Northeast Ohio sisters in service

Through their new podcast, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters, SOCF staff have found new ways for sisters to tell the stories of their work in Northeast Ohio. Hosted by Margaret Eigsti, senior program officer, and Rachel Drotar, Generative Spirit…
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SOCF seeks evaluation partner for Promise Ambassador program

Since 2010, the foundation has been the lead convenor of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Initiative (Promise). Promise, a collective impact initiative modeled similarly to Harlem Children’s Zone, works to improve outcomes for children, families and community in three ways:…
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Statement on the passing of Billie Osborne-Fears

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and partners at the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood are deeply saddened by the passing of Billie Osborne-Fears, longtime leader of Starting Point Billie carried her integrity and passion for all to see. Through…
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NOTE: SOCF Email Outage Coming 9/18 – 9/20

Please note: As of end of business on Thursday, September 17, 2020, all SOCFCleveland.org email addresses will be temporarily suspended through Sunday, September 20 for system maintenance & upgrades. During this time, all emails sent to addresses ending in socfcleveland.org…
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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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SOCF President named among Crain’s Women of Note 2020

From Crain’s Cleveland Business: Each year, Crain’s Cleveland Business honors a group of women who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to Northeast Ohio. This year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic turmoil, that commitment has been more critical than ever….
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Right to Counsel-Cleveland launches to offer free legal help in evictions

Housing instability, often caused by eviction, is a root cause of poverty in Cleveland. The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland began researching ways to address this issue in partnership with the Sisters of Charity Foundation’s Innovation Mission fellowship. On October…
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SOCF, partners give $60,000 for sister response to COVID-19

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has joined other funders across the country to support Catholic sisters in their response to the immediate needs of communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of the vital and trusted role Catholic…
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