OUR GRANTMAKING STRATEGIES
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland directs the majority of its funds to our focus areas, particularly our strategic initiatives of ending homelessness, reducing health and education disparities in Cleveland's Central Neighborhood, supporting women religious and their ministries in Northeast Ohio, and as the lead partner in the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood initiative.
The foundation typically invites organizations to apply for grants in these strategic areas. Our mission, though, calls us to devote a portion of our funds to responding to our community needs.
Our responsive grantmaking includes our annual Good Samaritan Program, our participation in community collaborations, and our ongoing support to the Catholic community, with priority given to the sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine.
The foundation also engages in many strategies to build our community’s capacity to help people overcome the challenges of poverty beyond grantmaking. These strategies include: evaluation, collaboration, convenings, and policy work.
The Foundation uses all of these strategies for its initiatives, including comprehensive, longer term investments where we would like to make a larger impact. Currently, these Initiatives are Supportive Housing, the Collaboration for Ministry Initiative, Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) and the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood.