November 30, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $65,000 in grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded 24 Caritas grants, totaling $65,000, to nonprofit and faith-based organizations meeting the basic needs of the underserved in South Carolina. Caritas grants are for organizations providing outreach services to the poor and marginalized. They are one-year grants designed for organizations with annual budgets of less than $600,000. “This funding will support these organizations as they address, daily, those facing situational or crisis poverty,” said Mike McCabe, board chair of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. Caritas grants are up to $5,000, and are awarded twice a year. Organizations wishing to apply for funding should visit the Foundation’s website, sistersofcharitysc.com, for information on the application process. The next Caritas grant application deadline is April 2, 2013. For a complete list of November 2012 Caritas grant recipients, click here. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.
November 26, 2012

Plain Dealer series on education features two Sisters of Charity Foundations’ efforts

Plain Dealer Columnist Margaret Bernstein recently focused much attention on innovative programs and individuals that are getting parents more engaged in children’s education in northeast Ohio. Her five-part series spotlighting this topic included coverage of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, which is led by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, and the SPARK initiative (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids) in Ohio, which was established and is replicated by Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton. [More]
October 29, 2012

Providence Hospitals and Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina award $10,000 to Free Medical Clinic of Columbia

Providence Hospitals and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina partnered to provide the Free Medical Clinic of Columbia in Columbia, South Carolina, with a $10,000 award. The Free Medical Clinic of Columbia provides health care at no cost to individuals and families who cannot pay for services and without health insurance. It also provides medications, diabetic supplies and patient education. George Zara, president and CEO of Providence Hospitals, said, “Providence is honored to present the Free Medical Clinic of Columbia with this grant along with our Sister ministry, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. The clinic’s dedication to Columbia’s underserved residents is true to the spirit of our hospitals’ mission, which is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to God’s people.” “The foundation’s vision is for families in this state to have the resources to live out of poverty, and access to health care is often a determining factor,” said Tom Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. “The Free Medical Clinic serves families residing around both the hospital and foundation and this funding will help strengthen and support their work as they serve those in our community.” The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina and Providence Hospitals are ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Pictured: Tom Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, (left) and George Zara, president and CEO of Providence Hospitals (right) present Dennis Coker, executive director of the The Columbia Free Medical Clinic, (middle) with a check for $10,000.
October 26, 2012

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood ambassador receives Most Treasured Volunteer Award

Promise Ambassador and founder of Men & Women of Central Jerome Baker was recently honored as a Most Treasured Volunteer by The Center for Community Solutions. Promise Ambassador Lillie Hunter received a commendation from the center. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland nominated the two for their outstanding and unselfish work in Cleveland's Central Neighborhood. [More]
October 5, 2012

Sisters of Charity Health System leaders support Issue 107

The health system supports Mayor Jackson’s efforts to pass Issue 107 because of the transformational change it will enable the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to undergo, especially within the Central Neighborhood. Through the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s work with the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood initiative, we are very aware of how critical this levy is to the children of Cleveland. [More]
September 28, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $89,050 to Sister-led ministries

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded seven Collaboration for Ministry Initiative (CMI) Strengthening Ministry grants, totaling $89,050, to programs associated with women religious (Catholic nuns) across South Carolina. [More]
September 27, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina holds listening session with homebound seniors

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina held its third listening session of the year in Georgetown, South Carolina, September 13, focusing on homebound seniors served through the GRACE Ministries Neighbor to Neighbor program. Participants shared their experiences with foundation board and staff, and GRACE Ministries staff and volunteers. [More]
September 21, 2012

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood continues work to make vibrant, thriving neighborhoods

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood initiative is moving full speed ahead with the help of staff, partners, Central neighborhood residents and local schools while waiting for word from the U.S. Department of Education on its application for Promise Neighborhood funding. [More]
September 18, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland sponsors study on the ministry of women religious in Cleveland

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland sponsored a recent study, The Harvest of Ministry: Exploring the Ministry of Women Religious in Cleveland, to describe the unique approach of women religious and to inform others who strive to help people in poverty or with other vulnerabilities. [More]
August 22, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina announces Nonprofit Leadership Development Program class of 2012

The Nonprofit Leadership Development Program is designed for a wide range of nonprofit leaders in organizations across the state. This five-month program provides nonprofit leaders the opportunity to enhance personal leadership skills to lead within nonprofit organizations in South Carolina. [More]

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