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.
Learn more at www.sistersofcharitysc.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent Blog Posts
March 2, 2021
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina celebrated Black History Month in February by honoring Black Americans who may not be as well-known, but whose contributions to America are historic. This year, in addition to staff, the foundation tapped a number of trustees and committee members to help in its efforts through the creation of videos that feature the work of incredible individuals that may not be known.
January 27, 2021
Poverty in South Carolina ranks among the highest in the United States. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina works to address the root causes of poverty and its effects in South Carolina “through action, advocacy, and leadership.” The foundation has released a comprehensive report about poverty in South Carolina. Titled "South Carolina: Structural Factors Associated with Poverty," the report presents findings from research that quantitatively assesses the factors that contribute to poverty throughout the state.
November 25, 2020
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina impact in Charleston area highlighted by The Post and Courier newspaper
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded $359,500 in grants to 46 nonprofits across South Carolina. The Post and Courier highlighted how these grants are helping organizations in the Charleston area.
November 13, 2020
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $359,500 in grants to help make life better for people experiencing poverty
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded grants totaling $359,500 to 46 nonprofits that are working to make life better for people experiencing poverty. These nonprofits are working to reduce poverty in South Carolina in one of three ways: Meeting the immediate needs of people experiencing poverty; breaking the cycle of poverty; working to change systems that are considered to be drivers of poverty.
August 25, 2020
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina president discusses the nonprofit reaction to COVID-19 and what recovery looks like on health care podcast
Sisters of Charity of South Carolina Foundation President Tom Keith recently spoke about how the organization is supporting nonprofits on the frontlines of the pandemic on Taking the Pulse - A Health
July 30, 2020
The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families has received a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs to promote optimum health among males
July 8, 2020
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina President Tom Keith has been named chairman of the Columbia College Board of Trustees. He served as vice-chair of the Columbia College Board of Trustees from 2018-2020.