February 1, 2016

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards more than $2 million through 157 grants in 2015

In 2015, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded more than $2 Million through 157 grants to recipients in all 46 South Carolina counties in the areas of health, education and social services.

Since 1996, the foundation has awarded more than $58 million through 2,000+ grants in an effort to help families in South Carolina live 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, where the foundation comprehensively works with the organization in partnership to affect organizational and community 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, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. “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.”

In the area of education, the foundation awarded 37 grants totaling $361,576:

  • Arcadia Elementary School
  • Bethel AME Church
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia
  • CabrailSong School of Vocal Arts
  • Camp Discovery
  • Charleston County School District
  • Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
  • City Year, Inc.
  • Daybreak Ministries
  • EdVenture
  • Engaging Creative Minds
  • ETV Endowment of SC
  • Felician Center
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes of South Carolina
  • Greenville County Human Relations Commission
  • Little Smurf’s Daycare and Learning Center
  • Metanoia Community Development Corporation
  • Miss Ruby’s Kids
  • Neighborhood Outreach Connection
  • Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Center
  • Pee Dee Community Project
  • Roscoe Reading Program
  • Saint Joseph Catholic School
  • Smalls Institute For Music & Youth Leadership
  • South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations
  • South Carolina Museum Foundation
  • St. Martin de Porres Catholic School
  • Teach My People
  • Teachers’ Supply Closet
  • Thumbs Up
  • Trident Literacy Association
  • United Way Association of South Carolina, Inc.
  • United Way of York County, SC
  • University of South Carolina Educational Foundation
  • Winthrop University
  • Youth Empowerment Services

In the area of health, the foundation awarded 18 grants totaling $365,043.52:

  • Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic
  • Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine
  • Columbia Oral Health Clinic
  • EmmanuWheel
  • Fair Haven Home For Men
  • Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort
  • Good Samaritan Clinic
  • Lourie Center
  • Oliver Gospel Mission
  • Our Lady of Mercy Neighborhood House
  • South Carolina Department of Social Services
  • South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health
  • Springbank Christian Center Dominican Retreat House
  • St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic
  • Sumpter Free Health Clinic
  • United Way of the Midlands
  • Welvista, Inc.
  • York County Free Clinic

In the area of social services, the foundation awarded 102 grants totaling $1,355,593:

  • American Red Cross – Central South Carolina Chapter
  • Anderson Interfaith Ministries
  • Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Charleston
  • Birthright of Charleston
  • Birthright of Georgetown
  • Black River United Way
  • Bluffton Self Help
  • Camp Happy Days
  • Caring And Sharing Inc
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston
  • Central Carolina Community Foundation
  • Charleston Area Senior Citizens Services
  • Chesterfield County First Steps
  • Childrens Security Blanket
  • Christ Central Ministries Columbia
  • Christian Assistance Bridge
  • Circle of Hope Ministries
  • City of Manning
  • Clarendon County Community Development Corporation
  • Coastal Community Foundation Of South Carolina Inc
  • Coastal Rescue Mission
  • Community Kitchen Inc. of Myrtle Beach
  • Cooperative Ministry
  • Digna Ochoa Center For Immigration Legal Assistance
  • District 5 Foundation for Educational Excellence
  • East Cooper Community Outreach
  • East Cooper Meals on Wheels
  • Family Promise of Beaufort County Inc.
  • Family Promise Of Florence
  • Felician Center
  • Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina
  • Food Bank Of Greenwood County
  • Foothills Family Resources
  • Franciscan Center
  • Friendship Place
  • Golden Corner Food Pantry
  • Grace Ministries
  • Great Falls Referral Assistance Service Project
  • Great Present Food Bank
  • Greater Deep River Pentecostal Holiness Church
  • Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County, SC
  • Hands of Christ
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank
  • Healing Families Foundation
  • Hearts & Hands Disaster Recovery
  • Helping and Lending Outreach Support (HALOS)
  • Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach
  • Helping Hands of Georgetown
  • Helping Hands of Goose Creek
  • Home Works of America
  • Homes of Hope
  • Hope Haven of the Lowcountry
  • Hopewell Senior Day Care Center
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation of South Carolina
  • House of Refuge Refuge Outreach Ministry
  • Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center
  • Loaves & Fishes
  • Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas
  • McCormick Children’s Home
  • Meals on Wheels Bluffton-Hilton Head
  • Mennonite Disaster Service
  • Middle Tyger Community Center
  • Midlands Holy Family Fund
  • Midlands Housing Alliance Inc
  • Ministries on the Move for Christ
  • Mother Emanuel Hope Fund
  • New Directions of Horry County
  • North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry
  • Operation Home
  • Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services
  • Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Center
  • Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services
  • Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter
  • Palmetto Project
  • Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Richland School District Two
  • Sea Haven
  • Sistercare
  • South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families
  • St. Christopher’s Children
  • St. Cyprian Outreach Center
  • St. Mark Believers Holiness Church
  • St. Peter Love Fellowship Ministry Center
  • St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church
  • Student Action with Farmworkers
  • The ARK of South Carolina
  • The Family Effect Foundation
  • The Lighthouse Ministries
  • The Naomi Project
  • The Salvation Army of the Midlands
  • The Sustainability Institute
  • The Women’s Shelter
  • Trinity Housing Corporation
  • Turning Leaf Project
  • United Center for Community Care
  • United Ministries
  • United Way of Greenwood County
  • United Way of Sumter, Clarendon & Lee Counties
  • University of South Carolina Educational Foundation
  • Work In Progress

About the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
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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