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
February 27, 2024
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina publishes next installment of Systems Change Journey blog series, focusing on work in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has published another installment in its Systems Change Journey blog series. This installment examines the foundation’s journey to uplift diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging through the perspectives of board member and Mission and Values Committee Chair Dr. Tracy Bailey, and Sisters of Charity Foundation Director of Culture and Values Ericka Wooten.
October 25, 2023
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded 100 grants totaling $877,000 to nonprofit organizations working to reduce poverty in South Carolina. This year’s grant recipients serve all 46 counties in South Carolina, and many of these nonprofits provide services across the state. Since 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded more than 3,300 grants to South Carolina nonprofits, which total more than $83 million.
October 6, 2023
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina announced a new cohort of the President’s Fellows program, an initiative in partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in South Carolina that provides professional development experiences in philanthropy. The initiative seeks to increase the diversity of male leadership within the philanthropic sector.
September 5, 2023
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina director pens column about addressing poverty for Children's Trust of South Carolina
The senior director of policy and research at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently reflected on the foundation's continued exploration of what it means to be a philanthropic agency supporting anti-poverty advocacy and research efforts and the need for collaboration to address poverty in South Carolina. Her article appears on the policy forum section of the Children's Trust of South Carolina website.
June 20, 2023
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina releases 2022 annual report, highlighting grant investments and partnerships
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently released its 2022 annual report, highlighting its grant investments and partnerships that provided impactful funding and collaboration to more than 200 nonprofit organizations who share in its mission to make South Carolina a place where all can thrive. The foundation's advocacy agenda came to life in 2022, with work in the policy arena entering into a deeper and more strategic phase, and a commitment to infusing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging into every part of its work remaining at the forefront.
May 18, 2023
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded 92 grants totaling $1.4 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the Palmetto State. Each organization is working to reduce poverty in South Carolina. Since 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded more than 3,300 grants to South Carolina nonprofits totaling more than $83 million.
March 17, 2023
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina president pens commentary about support for kinship caregivers
There are close to 70,000 children in South Carolina who are known to be living in the care of kin, including relatives or non-related loved ones. In a recent commentary that appeared on the Children's Trust of South Carolina Policy Forum and in The Post and Courier, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina President Donna Waites amplifies the voices of kinship families by highlighting their incredible strengths and challenges, voicing support for the nonprofits providing resources, and encouraging impactful legislation.