The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is accepting grant proposals in 2024 to support organizations in Cuyahoga County that advance its mission to increase the community’s ability to improve the lives of people living in poverty.
Donor Name: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
County: Cuyahoga County (OH)
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $10,000 to $100,000
Grant Duration: 1 Year
Proposals must reflect at least one of the following areas that the foundation has historically prioritized
- Ministries of Catholic sisters in the Diocese of Cleveland
- Meeting basic needs in the community
- Systemic approaches to address poverty
Applicants must fall within at least one of the following priorities (no one priority is more important than the others)
- Ministries of Catholic Sisters
- In recognition of the foundation’s long-time commitment to supporting Catholic Sisters as leaders in service, social justice, and spirituality, through the Saint Ann Legacy Grant Program, applications will be considered from organizations or projects that are led by a sister(s), currently transitioning from a sister in leadership, or employ a sister(s). These organizations must meet the above eligibility requirements and provide direct assistance to, spiritual support to, advocate for, or educate the community about those most in need.
- Meeting Basic Needs in the Community
- In recognition of the foundation’s long-time commitment to supporting organizations to meet the basic needs of the community through the Good Samaritan Grant Program, applications will be considered from organizations providing basic needs to the community. Basic needs are primarily defined as food, clothing, emergency shelter and/or housing supports, and transportation to access services. They also recognize the basic needs of utilities, hygiene products, identification, stipends, short-term medications and/or medical supplies, internet access, and cash assistance.
- Systemic Approaches to Address Poverty
- In recognition of the foundation’s commitment to addressing the root causes of poverty, applications will be considered to support organizations advancing systemic approaches to address poverty. Such approaches may address policies, structures, practices, or otherwise have proof of or potential to fundamentally change the trajectory and create opportunities for individuals, families or communities experiencing poverty.
Grant requests of $15,000 or less will be considered.
The timeline for use of funds is up to one year (July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025).
Applicants must have tax-exempt status as nonprofit organizations, as identified by the Internal Revenue Code, or have a fiscal agent with tax-exempt status.
- Grants are not made to individuals.
- Funding will be prioritized for organizations with budgets of $3 million or below.
- Organization is located in and primarily serves Cuyahoga County, with the exception of ministries of Catholic sisters, which may serve the Diocese of Cleveland.
- Organizations that have received a previous grant must be up to date on their final reporting
For more information, visit Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland.