HOW WE WORK
We are a 501c3 public charity that operates as a grantmaking foundation in the community. Our grantmaking builds the capacity and sustainability of local organizations that apply evidence-based models or promising, innovative methods. We work with our grantees to evaluate outcomes and share results and our knowledge with the community. And, we cultivate advocacy efforts to effect systemic change.
We know we can achieve more in cooperation with others than alone. In community-wide collaborations, we represent the unique needs of the people we serve. We will also leverage the shared values and expertise of the Sisters of Charity Health System and other Catholic health and social service organizations. We are led by a theory of change that combines the core values of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine with the guiding principles of our foundation.
Our strategic focus areas are complemented by additional investment and work in innovation, community collaboration, continuous learning and policy advocacy.