“Charity is the cement
which binds communities
to God and persons to
one another.”

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 passed away in 1985. 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 1998, it was renamed to SC Ministry Foundation. The Foundation has awarded more than $165 million in grants locally, regionally and nationally.