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Sisters of Charity
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The Saint Ann Foundation extends the mission of Jesus Christ through the
ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in the area of human
services. It provides financial support for the development and implementation
of programs that address the fundamental causes of human suffering and
directly serve the basic human needs of the socially and economically
The Saint Ann Foundation, the nation's first "healthcare conversion" foundation
was established in 1973 with an $8 million endowment from the sale of
the Saint Ann Hospital, a maternity hospital in Cleveland. The hospital,
a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, opened in 1873
and served thousands of area residents until its closing 100 years later.
In the 28 years since its inception, the Saint Ann Foundation has disbursed
more than $29 million in grants to organizations committed to improving
the quality of life for the underserved, particularly women, children
and youth. The
Foundation uses a variety of approaches to grantmaking in striving to
fulfill its mission including responsive grants, initiatives and invited
designed to elicit creative responses to the concerns reflected in
the Foundation's goals and priorities.
in 1999, makes a significant commitment to document the nature and
extent of kinship care, and to increase the public's awareness of
this growing phenomenon.
in Ministry Initiative
to support collaborative efforts of religious communities located
in Region VI of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (Ohio,
Kentucky and Tennessee), as well as in South Carolina. For more information
see the initiative's web pages, or
contact Kathy Csank, Program
a response to our commitment to explore, further study, or refine
an issue pertaining to our goals and/or services to targeted populations
(by invitation only).