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We award funds to organizations that meet the needs of the poor and build upon the strengths and abilities of individuals.Learn More
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Addressing the needs of our state’s poor and underserved.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation serves the unmet needs of children, families and communities in South Carolina through a variety of programs, grant opportunities, collaborative ventures, education and training for nonprofit organizations.

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SC has the 8th highest poverty rate in the nation.
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We’ve awarded 1950 grants to fight poverty in our state.
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We’ve awarded $55 million to fight poverty since we began.
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Nearly 17% of all homeless in SC are children.

FOUNDATION EVENTS

Jul
22
Wed
Who is Your Neighbor? Finding the Answer and Making a Difference
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

If asked to list seven non-profits in a five-mile radius of your organization could you do it? Do you know if you can collaborate on special projects and avoid duplication of services? Consider the possibility of making your organization, community, state and nation a better place because you know your neighbor.  This workshop is designed to get participants to answer hard questions such as, “why can’t we all just get along” and explore how to rid ourselves of the “competition spirit”.  Leave this workshop with a strategic roadmap on getting to know your neighbor thus making your organization and community a better place.

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SchrendriaRobinsonRev. Schrendria Robinson is an ordained Associate Pastor at Bethel AME Church and the President of Clear Vision Seminars & Consulting both in Columbia, SC.   She has been working with non-profit organizations and congregations for over 15 years helping them to strengthen their services via strategic planning sessions, board development, team building and grant writing.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Clark Atlanta University.  She also earned a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of South Carolina.

In her spare time she loves writing as she is a published author and blogger.

Aug
13
Thu
Carolina Academy Development Program
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:15 pm
Aug
19
Wed
Are you Fiscally Fit? @ Sisters of Charity Foundation
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This is a hands-on workshop where managers, staff and board members of nonprofit and faith-based entities can learn how to assess the fiscal strength of their organization.  Participants will learn how to determine whether financial management best practices are being used throughout their financial operations. This workshop will increase the comfort level of participants in reading and interpreting nonprofit financial statements, and will demonstrate how the financials can work in tandem with organizational strategic planning.  Participants will also learn more about the budgeting and reporting process and how this can be a valuable tool in strengthening internal controls within their organizations.

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J Breland Feb 2015 (2)Jackie F. Breland is a Certified Public Accountant, financial consultant and President of Jackie Breland Consulting, P.A., a firm that provides comprehensive financial management services to clients in the nonprofit and  governmental sectors in South Carolina.  Jackie’s focus area is working with small to medium-sized organizations to help build financial management capacity and strengthen accounting systems and processes.  Some of the areas where she provides specific consulting services to nonprofits and local governments include cash flow management, federal grant reporting and compliance, and budget development.  She has over 32 years of
financial management experience.

Sep
1
Tue
Community Enrichment Grant Deadline
Sep 1 all-day
Sep
16
Wed
How Do I Draw Lines That Establish Respect? @ Sisters of Charity Foundation
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Drawing lines and setting boundaries for others can serve the parallel purpose of establishing respect. People usually don’t cross a line if they know it’s there. In our personal lives, those lines are drawn in our minds so they are invisible to others. People bump up against them and step over them regularly much to our chagrin. We get annoyed and cornered into having a difficult conversation that could turn tense if we approach it wrong. Therefore, it’s helpful if we can draw the lines in our lives upfront and clearly. This workshop will help you learn how. Whether it’s an in-law who’s always butting into your marriage, a friend who borrows too much and too often, a boss who yells at you at work, a child who talks back or a client who expects you to deliver on ridiculous requests, everyone has to know when they’ve gone too far. Learn how to place limits tactfully and help others to respect your time and space.

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Betty photo2Betty Parker is a professional speaker, author, and trainer. She provides engaging presentations and training to corporations and individuals who have a desire to grow professionally and personally.  Her degree in broadcast journalism from LSU affords her the educational background to write and speak professionally.  Betty became a trainer in 1998 when she worked in the biotech industry.  She started her own training company in 2006. As a leadership consultant, she specializes in communications, teamwork, diversity, conflict management, coaching and mentoring, and more.  She is a Certified Professional in Learning and Development through the Association for Talent Development.

Sep
24
Thu
Carolina Academy Development Program
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Oct
6
Tue
Caritas Grant Deadline
Oct 6 all-day
Oct
7
Wed
You’ve got the mission. What about the money?
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

We will provide basic, but proven, fundraising techniques and principles to the attendees encouraging them to build a diverse pipeline of funding to include: annual corporate and individual donors, major donors, special events and grants. We will build in time for plenty of questions.

SusanKeenan

Susan Keenan has decades of experience in successful fundraising, including the revitalization and restructuring of the Roper St. Francis Foundation in Charleston, SC. Transitioning the Foundation from a grant making institution to a supporting arm of the healthcare system, she led a team which raised over $50 million from the launch of the program in 2005 until her move to Columbia in 2014. Susan is now a fundraising consultant living in Columbia.

 

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Donna Waites, prior to joining the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, worked in fundraising for 14 years raising money for Healthy Learners and Providence Hospitals in Columbia, SC. She was on the ground floor of the rebuilding of the Providence Hospitals Development Foundation in 2010 and created many successful best-practice models for sustainable funding for the hospital.

Oct
8
Thu
Carolina Academy Development Program
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Oct
14
Wed
How can you win the game if you don’t know the rules? Learn the hidden rules of poverty so you can make a lasting difference.
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

While we know that actions lead to results, what we are less clear on is how emotions are continually and subconsciously influencing our actions.  The brain predetermines choice options based on those emotions BEFORE our conscious thought process is even given the option.  It is akin to asking a child “do you want to eat your carrots first or your potatoes first?”  The options were predetermined.  The test was rigged. If you want to make a difference in the world of poverty, then you have to gain access to that subconscious process.   This includes uncovering things like hidden rules, hidden meanings, and hidden beliefs. In this workshop we will practice finding the hidden agreements that keep a person in poverty, clearing them, and then installing the new agreements that will equip them to succeed in a new way of living.

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JarrodHaningThis presentation will be taught by Jarrod Haning.  As the principal violist for the South Carolina Philharmonic, he is an expert in performance, persuasion, and productivity.  By revealing the subconscious mechanisms that create change, he is able to deliver some unique tools for increasing your influence in the workplace. Hailed as the “Seth Godin of music,” his expertise has helped doctors, lawyers, teachers, administrators, pilots and more to increase their impact and influence at work.

 

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CMI Conference and Neighborhood House

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 ”This program has forced me to confront the reality of the type of leader that I have been. I am more knowledgeable about how a nonprofit should function and I am better equipped to resolve conflicts that may arise.”

Carolina Academy graduate, Sisters of Charity Foundation
“Sisters of Charity has equipped me with tangible tools and strategies to use in the work place, and further developed my confidence to apply them.”

Leadership program graduate, Imperio Theme
“The new connections and the boldness I have gained as a leader are invaluable.”
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