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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
We share knowledge that helps people find solutions to issues around poverty, systemic change and community involvement.Learn More

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 1,900 grants to fight poverty in our state.
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We’ve awarded $54 million to fight poverty since we began.
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Nearly 17% of all homeless in SC are children.

FOUNDATION EVENTS

September – December 2014

Sep
24
Wed
Get a CLUE with Linda Salane @ Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Get a CLUE (Creative Leadership for an Under-Resourced Environment)

Excessive focus on analysis, targets and number crunching and the absence of imagination and introspection leads to a crisis in management that is responsible for financial stagnation. Excessive focus on opportunity and vision leads to a crisis in leadership that is responsible for duplication of services. The effective non-profit leader must balance measurement of impact with creative approaches to service.

Get a CLUE is an interactive half-day workshop to help non-profit leaders at all levels of an organization increase organizational creativity using internal environment measures, assessment of program impact and community outcome data.

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn to

  1. Identify the chemistry you bring to the organization: your leadership style.
  2. Identify the chemistry your organization brings to the community: your impact.
  3. Generate ideas to increase the impact of your organization.
  4. Create simple ways to measure impact.
  5. Encourage opportunity finding skills in staff and volunteers.
  6. Design cross functional idea generation and problem solving teams.
Sep
25
Thu
Nonprofit Leadership Development Program
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Conflict Management & Influence — 12 Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumat, Director) Explore improbable  persuasion as 12 strangers selected for a criminal jury  move from an 11 to 1 vote to convict a minority teenager to a unanimous (0-12) not guilty.  Discover how and why minds are changed.

Sep
29
Mon
Grantee Spotlight @ St. Lawrence Place
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Foundation conducting an interview with St. Lawrence Place for a grantee spotlight feature.

PLACE Fellows Dinner
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nov
12
Wed
Southeastern Council of Foundations Annual Meeting
Nov 12 – Nov 14 all-day
Nov
13
Thu
Nonprofit Leadership Development Program
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Power and Authority, Crimson Tide (1995, Tony Scott, Director  Examine the difference between power and authority.  Does the distinction matter to potential followers? Crimson Tide offers a stark comparison of leadership approaches during a crisis.

Nov
19
Wed
Social Media Workshop
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Facilitated by Melanie Colcough from SCThrive

Nov
21
Fri
Collaboration for Ministry Initiative Statewide Conference
Nov 21 – Nov 23 all-day
Dec
3
Wed
Listening Session with Transitions
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dec
10
Wed
PLACE Fellow Reception
Dec 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Meet our amazing grantees!

Learn what they’re doing to address poverty with the funds the foundation has awarded.

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Upstate Collaborative…together…for good!

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Sara Barber, SCCADVASA

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Remembering Rhett Wolfe

  • August 19th, 2014

The Sisters of Charity Foundation and the Columbia community lost a great person recently […]

Testimonials

 ”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.”
FWN, Crucio Theme


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