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Find out what our foundation is doing in South Carolina today.

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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 2039 grants to fight poverty in our state.
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We’ve awarded $57 million to fight poverty since we began.
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Nearly 17% of all homeless in SC are children.

FOUNDATION EVENTS

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 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sep
30
Wed
Essentials of Grant Writing – Part 1 @ The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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If you have a nonprofit organization (or intend to start one), work with an educational entity (K-12 or a college or university), work with a faith-based organization, or simply wish to learn how to write a grant, this is for you!

This hands-on training is designed to engage the participants in interactive exercises and discussions so they can better understand how to research, write, and develop their individual grant proposals.

The training covers the overall strategic plan for writing grants, including:

  • Identifying and effectively writing the key elements of a proposal
  • Integrating each component of the grant into the final product
  • Packaging a professional grant submission
  • Writing winning grants that stand out from the competition

In this three part series, participation in this face-to-face workshop is mandatory in order to receive your certificate of completion in the Essentials of Grant Writing. 

Dr. Marcia Brevard Wynn is currently a professor at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL.  She has been both a grant writer and a federal grant reviewer for the past 11 years.  She has successfully secured more than $27 million for clients during this time, to include universities, churches, and nonprofit organizations.  She also teaches grant writing courses for University of Phoenix.

 

 

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.

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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 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oct
14
Wed
How can you make a lasting difference in poverty if you don’t know the rules? Learn the hidden rules of poverty.
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.

 

Oct
21
Wed
Essentials of Grant Writing Webinar – Part 2 @ Webinar
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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If you have a nonprofit organization (or intend to start one), work with an educational entity (K-12 or a college or university), work with a faith-based organization, or simply wish to learn how to write a grant, this is for you!

This hands-on training is designed to engage the participants in interactive exercises and discussions so they can better understand how to research, write, and develop their individual grant proposals.

The training covers the overall strategic plan for writing grants, including:

  • Identifying and effectively writing the key elements of a proposal
  • Integrating each component of the grant into the final product
  • Packaging a professional grant submission
  • Writing winning grants that stand out from the competition

In this three part series, participation in the September 30th  face-to-face workshop is mandatory in order to receive your certificate of completion in the Essentials of Grant Writing. 

Dr. Marcia Brevard Wynn is currently a professor at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL.  She has been both a grant writer and a federal grant reviewer for the past 11 years.  She has successfully secured more than $27 million for clients during this time, to include universities, churches, and nonprofit organizations.  She also teaches grant writing courses for University of Phoenix.

Nov
4
Wed
Essentials of Grant Writing Webinar – Part 3 @ Webinar
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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If you have a nonprofit organization (or intend to start one), work with an educational entity (K-12 or a college or university), work with a faith-based organization, or simply wish to learn how to write a grant, this is for you!

The training covers the overall strategic plan for writing grants, including:This hands-on training is designed to engage the participants in interactive exercises and discussions so they can better understand how to research, write, and develop their individual grant proposals.

  • Identifying and effectively writing the key elements of a proposal
  • Integrating each component of the grant into the final product
  • Packaging a professional grant submission
  • Writing winning grants that stand out from the competition

In this three part series, participation in the September 30th  face-to-face workshop is mandatory in order to receive your certificate of completion in the Essentials of Grant Writing. 

Dr. Marcia Brevard Wynn is currently a professor at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL.  She has been both a grant writer and a federal grant reviewer for the past 11 years.  She has successfully secured more than $27 million for clients during this time, to include universities, churches, and nonprofit organizations.  She also teaches grant writing courses for University of Phoenix.

Nov
12
Thu
Carolina Academy Development Program
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 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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Foundation Grantee Supports Recovery Program

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Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter Reaches Unaccompanied Teens

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St. Lawrence Place Summer Camp Takes Children “Around the World”

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Grantee Uses Funding to Reach S.C. Educators

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Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Center Engages Community

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The Turning Leaf Project Aims to Break Cycle

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