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  Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Focus  |  Guiding principles  | Goals
Eligibility guidelines  |  Limitations  |  Application procedure
Good Samaritan Initiative  |  Other questions


  Saint Ann Foundation

Goals | Eligibility guidelines  |  Limitations
Application procedure  |  Other questions


  Focus
The focus of the Sisters of Charity Foundation is a commitment to:

  • Addressing the needs of the poor and underserved by understanding the root causes of poverty
  • Nurturing the growth of healthy communities
  • Emphasizing youth and family
  • Measuring the outcomes of these efforts

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  Guiding Principles
The Guiding Principles that shape the direction and action of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland are the following:
  • To address the root causes of poverty and to focus on systemic change
  • To listen attentively to the needs and concerns of the underserved
  • To develop holistic approaches for serving the powerless, especially programs or projects incorporating a spiritual dimension
  • To support strategies for assessing, articulating and addressing unmet human needs with a particular sensitivity to the most vulnerable persons
  • To promote education that will create social change, strengthen leadership, and develop community
  • To fund programs that strengthen families and contribute to the development of viable communities
  • To establish innovative initiatives which can serve as models for replication
  • To maintain a collaborative relationship with other foundations agencies and organizations
  • To operate the Foundation in a manner consistent with its Mission Statement and Guiding Principles

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  Goals
The Foundation will support organizations that reflect the following goals in a collaborative and integrative manner.

Goal 1: Health Care Access

To increase access to affordable health care for those who are uninsured and underinsured in Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties.

Targeted Populations: We will pay particular attention to the following populations who are most affected by lack of access to affordable health care:

  • Low wage earners
  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Elderly individuals
  • Women and children

Targeted Projects: We will be particularly interested in funding organizations that advocate, provide service and/or promote public awareness, as well as work for policy change to increase access to affordable helath care for those particular populations.

Goal 2: Education

In the area of education there are two goals:

  1. To support the readiness for and the negotiation of the following critical transitions:
    • From early childhood education to elementary school
    • From unemployability to job preparedness

    From entry level positions to job advancement

    Targeted Projects: We will be particularly interested in funding organizations that

    • Work for policy change to improve the quality of early childhood education
    • Provide and develop programs and services to individuals that enable them to make these transitions
    • Provide information about linkages to programs and services

  2. To support educational enhancement programs for students and teachers in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Cleveland

Targeted Projects: We will be particularly interested in funding programs that

  • Provide sustained professional development
  • Target the particular needs of urban students

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 Eligibility guidelines

  • The mission, programs and services of the applicant organization should be consistent with the mission and values of the Foundation.
  • The applicant organization is tax-exempt and non-profit as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Proposals will be considered from organizations located in Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties. Also considered will be projects of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland and its entities.

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  Limitations
The Foundation will not consider requests for

  • Annual appeals or membership drives
  • Capital construction
  • Endowment funds
  • Debt retirement
  • Grants to individuals
  • Fund raising campaigns

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  Application Procedure

The first step in the grant application process is to contact Associate Director Julie Rittenhouse by e-mail or phone. She will review criteria and eligibility requirements with prospective grantseekers and provide guidance on next steps. Also, please check this site for updated information about our various grants programs, deadlines and submission procedures.

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  Good Samaritan Initiative

The name of the Good Samaritan Initiative is related to the parable in the Gospel of Luke which encourages individuals to respond as good neighbors to any person in need. The purpose of this initiative is to support organizations that deliver direct services to the poor. Funding is to be used directly for the immediate and basic needs of the clients of the recipient organizations.

Fax (216-241-9345) or e-mail (mail@socstannfdn.org) a request for Application Form and Guidelines, or download an overview and application (Word format) from the website!

Deadlines will be established for 2006 Good Samaritan Grants in the near future. Please check this site for updated information about our various grants programs, deadlines and the process for submitting a proposal, or contact Program Officer Cynthia Drennan by e-mail or phone.

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  Other questions
Cynthia Drennan, Program Officer, is available to assist applicants and/or to further clarify the Foundation's grant making policies and process.

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  Saint Ann Foundation will support organizations that reflect the following goals in a collaborative and integrative manner.

Goal 1

To promote the safety, well-being and growth to full potential of:

  • women and children who are moving from abusive situations to safe ones
  • youth, particularly those ages 14-21, who are in need of safe independent-living situations
  • children who are victims of, and witnesses to, violence
  • children who benefit from structured after-school programs
  • families who are striving to build their economic security

Goal 2

To support individual and collaborative projects of religious communities that would further the foundation's long term goal.

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Eligibility guidelines

  • The mission, programs and services of the grant applicant should be consistent with the mission and values of the Foundation.
  • The applicant organization is tax-exempt and nonprofit as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Proposals will be considered from organizations located in the following counties in Ohio: Ashland, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medine, Summit and Wayne. Projects of religious communities will be considered from LCWR Region VI (Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee) and South Carolina

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  Limitations
The Saint Ann Foundation does not fund the following:

  • Annual appeals or membership drives
  • Capital construction
  • Endowment funds
  • Debt retirement
  • Grants to individuals
  • Fund-raising campaigns

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  Application Procedure

Please check this site for updated information about our various grants programs, deadlines and the process for submitting a proposal, or contact Associate Director Julie Rittenhouse.

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  Other questions
The Program Officer, Cynthia Drennan, is available to assist applicants and/or to further clarify the Foundation's grant making policies and process.

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