Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

Established in 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is a faith-based organization, deeply rooted in the principles of the Gospel and the traditions of the Catholic Church. As a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, the foundation is committed to addressing the causes and effects of poverty in South Carolina.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

The foundation is dedicated to efforts that help build a sustainable, healthy economy, promote educational success, support stronger families and contribute to long-term community development. In order to achieve these results, the foundation uses its own resources, including making grants to eligible organizations in South Carolina. The foundation also explores endeavors to mobilize the resources of others, especially through partnerships, to confront the fundamental causes of poverty and reduce its impact across the state.

In addition to its grantmaking, the foundation currently has a greater commitment in the following areas that affect the underserved in South Carolina:

  • Fatherhood Initiative: a statewide initiative designed to reduce poverty through father engagement, working to strengthen relationships between low-income fathers and their families in South Carolina.
  • Collaboration for Ministry Initiative: supports congregations of women religious in their efforts with the poor and underserved, and work to strengthen and sustain sister-led ministries in South Carolina.
  • Kinship Care: in South Carolina, more than 50,000 grandparents have primary responsibility for their grandchildren. The initiative continues the foundation's mission to help others live out of poverty by advocating and raising awareness for families that are often overlooked due to their socioeconomic status.
  • Immigrant Families: enhancing individual and family well-being through grant making; forming strategic partnerships to support organizations that lift immigrant families out of poverty; and supporting efforts to build inclusive, welcoming environments for immigrants and their children.
  • Capacity Building: providing nonprofit organizations and leaders in South Carolina with the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge and enhance educational access, while cultivating personal and organizational responsibility and capacity.

Learn more at www.sistersofcharitysc.com.


Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 115
Columbia, SC 29204

p: 803 254 0230

Established 1996

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina 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.

Tom Keith

President,
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

Tom Keith

Tom Keith is the president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. In this position he oversees the operations of the foundation and assists its board of trustees in setting policies and goals. Mr. Keith is active in establishing partnerships and coalitions with other organizations and community groups. He has more than 30 years experience in nonprofit management in five states and has served as president of the foundation since 1996. Read More »

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