“We have to make
our occupations holy.
We do this by seeking
God in them.”

St. Vincent de Paul



SC Ministry Foundation

About SC Ministry Foundation

The SC Ministry Foundation is a public grant-making organization that promotes the mission and ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.

Urged by the love of Christ, and in the Spirit of our founder, Elizabeth Ann Seton,
we Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati strive to live Gospel values.

We choose to act justly, to build loving relationships,
to share our resources with those in need, and to care for all creation.

Our Purpose

Founded in 1996, the Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations where Sisters are actively involved and to other unrelated nonprofit organizations working to address issues of concern to the Sisters of Charity.

SC Ministry Foundation History

S. Grace Marie Hiltz, SC

In 1979, the Sisters of Charity established the Sisters of Charity Health Care Systems. Sister Grace Marie Hiltz, a Sister of Charity, served as the first president. 

Sister Grace Marie’s untimely death in 1985 was a tremendous loss. To honor her, the proceeds from the life insurance policies on Sister Grace Marie were used to establish the Sisters of Charity Health Care Foundation. 

In 1995, the Foundation was transferred from the Sisters of Charity Health Care System to the Sisters of Charity Congregation. In 1996, the Foundation began awarding grants. In 1998, it was renamed to SC Ministry Foundation, the name we are known by today. Since 1996, the Foundation has awarded more than $160 million in grants locally, regionally and nationally.


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Sharing Our Love of the Earth

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform invites us to become a community of participatory action and advocacy, for the Earth and the poor. Did you know that the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati have 14 people from other countries working at Mother Margaret Hall? In order to learn more about them, the countries they come from and how climate change is affecting their home countries, Sisters Jean Miller and Mary Ann Humbert are interviewing them. In this video we hear from Felicia, originally from Nigeria.