May 26, 2015

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $120,000 in grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded grants totaling $120,000 to five organizations committed to addressing poverty in South Carolina.

“We value the important work of these organizations and appreciate their tireless efforts to serve those in need,” said Tom Keith, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina president. “In appreciation of their work, we are grateful to offer them this support.”

The five grantees are:

South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (third year commitment)
In a joint partnership with the Duke Endowment, the foundation has helped launch and fund a health policy fellows program through the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health. The program provides elected officials with comprehensive, evidence-based information on health issues to inform policy decisions.

Midlands Housing Alliance-Transitions
Midlands Housing Alliance-Transitions seeks to move people from homelessness to permanent housing. Various strategies and types of housing are used to help secure individuals living on the street and enroll them in services designed to stabilize their lives, increase their income and help them secure permanent housing.

EdVenture
EdVenture seeks to establish school gardens at six Club EdVenture after-school sites at elementary schools in Richland School District One. Using the South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s School Gardens toolkit, staff at the schools and Club EdVenture students will cultivate and maintain their own gardens.

ETV Endowment of SC
SCETV is creating Fathers in America, a timely, engaging and impactful national public television series, community outreach and engagement project on the stories and issues affecting fathers in America today. Foundation support will allow the opportunity to conduct critical research and development of the project. It will also enable the producers to widen the scope of the project to include representation in the South and enable the production team to work with agencies and social experts in the region.

South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO)
SCANPO is the only statewide membership organization and network that brings together nonprofit leaders to strengthen the nonprofit sector. SCANPO seeks to begin the expansion of its knowledge network services, providing training and consultative resources that address all stages of nonprofit development and benefit nonprofit staff, volunteers and emerging leaders.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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