February 27, 2014

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina releases grant awards totals for 2013

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has released the totals of its grant awards for 2013 in the areas of health, education and social services. The foundation awarded $2.1 million in 133 grants to recipients in all 46 counties in South Carolina in 2013.

Since 1996, the foundation has awarded more than $52 million in more than 1,800 grants in an effort to help families in all 46 counties of South Carolina lift themselves out of poverty. These awards range in size, scope and depth from the smaller caritas grants, providing support to organizations dealing with situational poverty or crisis poverty, to the strategic grant. With a strategic grant, the foundation comprehensively works with the organization in partnership to affect organizational and community change, and to enhance results, maximize resources and ensure that measurable change occurs.

“The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina’s vision is that families in this state have the resources to live out of poverty,” said Tom Keith, president of the foundation. “These organizations are addressing poverty in South Carolina through their programs and services. We hope this funding will help strengthen and support their work as they serve those in need.”

Organizations wishing to apply for funding should visit sistersofcharitysc.com for information about the application process.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, established in 1996, is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved in all 46 South Carolina counties, and strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.

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