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.
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.
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 14, 2012

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families continues to make a difference in fathers’ lives

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families has had a busy summer. Read the latest news about how the center is scoring for fatherhood at University of South Carolina Gamecocks football games, providing suits to unemployed men transitioning to the workforce and more. [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]
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]
August 2, 2012

Editorial from The State: A decade of helping dads — and counting

The State newspaper published an editorial by Associate Editor Warren Bolton on August 2, the same day as the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families’ Decade of Dads celebration at The Zone at Williams Brice Stadium at the University of South Carolina in downtown Columbia, SC. [More]
July 24, 2012

Philanthropy: Engaging and Equipping the Next Generation

The president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Tom Keith, recently wrote about engaging and equipping the next generation of philanthropy. [More]
July 2, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Caroliona hosts listening session with Latino community leaders

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina and the Puentes Project recently held a listening session on focused on hearing from Latino immigrants in South Carolina. Community ambassadors of the Puentes Project shared their stories with foundation staff and board. [More]

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