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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.

SC has the 8th highest poverty rate in the nation.
We’ve awarded 2500 grants to fight poverty in our state.
We’ve awarded $60 million to fight poverty since we began.
Nearly 17% of all homeless in SC are children.


Nonprofit Leadership Development Program @ 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29204
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

2016 Session Dates                      Leadership Themes and  Acclaimed Films

August 18, 2016 Problem Solving & Critical Thinking — Apollo 13 (1995, Ron Howard, Director) The well-known historical events of Apollo 13 are viewed from the human side.  Leaders  must deal with unexpected events that prove well established routines useless.  Examine how well-trained  and disciplined people solve critical problems under extreme duress.
September 15, 2016 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.
October 13, 2016 Empowerment and Employee Relations — Norma Rae (1979, Martin Ritt, Director) Follow the evolution of a frustrated mill worker into an empowered leader who helps change a noxious and entrenched work culture.  Contrast how leadership impacts lives through abuse of power as opposed to true empowerment.
November 10, 2016 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.
December 8, 2016 Coaching for Success — Miracle (2004, Gavin O’Connor, Director) Based on the true story behind the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey victory over the USSR, this story is perhaps one of the best examples of successful coaching and team building.  Delve into the way Herb Brooks blends 20 college rivals into a committed, high-performance team.


Rex Meade
PO Box 14940, Greenville, SC 29610864-421-3014

Leadership Forum FacilitatorMeade, LLC For over 40 years, Rex Meade has been assisting others in identifying and honing the talents and leadership potential of individuals that is so vital to organizations.  Grounded by his own work  experiences within large engineering/construction firms and a regional hospital setting, Rex has a strong base of practical, workplace knowledge. He has also been active on national, state and local non-profit boards.

During the past 30 years, Rex has focused on organizational improvement and leadership  development.  Having consulted with numerous large and small organizations, he continually strives to deliver highly customized services to each of his clients. Recent clients include Fluor, CB&I, Lafarge, LINC, Shaw, Alcoa, Furman and KBR Building Group. In addition, Rex has worked with several national
professional associations as well as with family owned businesses and many non-profits.

Areas of expertise include:
Assessments, Executive Coaching, Meeting Facilitation, Pragmatic Planning, Leadership Team Alignment, Change Management and Succession Planning.

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Meet our amazing grantees!

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


East Cooper Meals on Wheels: Supporting homebound seniors


Vital Aging of Williamsburg


Work In Progress Changes Lives Through Employment


St. Luke’s Free Medical Health Clinic, changing lives since 1992


St. Stephen Grantees Strive to Make a Difference


North Greenville Crisis Ministry Focuses on More than Food

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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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