2011 Grant Guideline Changes
To meet the needs of nonprofit organizations in South Carolina during this economic downturn, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has, again, revised its grantmaking guidelines. It is the Foundation’s intent to help organizations addressing poverty when they need it most, which is now. The 2011 grantmaking changes are:
- The Foundation will allow organizations to apply for operating funds if the organization can substantiate its financial shortfall and define their longer term plans for sustainability.
- The Foundation is lifting the budget ceiling limit for organizations to apply for grants; meaning that any organization with a budget of $500,000 or less is eligible to apply for Caritas Grants. This is a change from the previous limit of $250,000.
- The Foundation is changing its requirements for funding eligibility from one year to the next. Now, an organization that has applied for and received funding in the first half of a year can reapply for a grant in the next year.
- On an invited basis, the Foundation will consider funding for “re-structuring” grants. These grants would be specific for reorganization strategies, mergers and dissolution.
There are three types of grants nonprofit and faith-based organizations working to address poverty in South Carolina can apply for: Responsive, Caritas and Collaboration for Ministry.
Responsive Grant Pre-Application Deadline: March 1
Caritas Grant Application Deadline: April 5, November 1
Collaboration for Ministry Initiative (Catholic Sisters) Grant Application Deadline: June 3
View new eligibility, requirements or apply for a grant.
Foundation Hosts Session for Nonprofits
On January 26, nonprofits from across South Carolina gathered in Columbia to hear speakers discuss available tools for nonprofit success in challenging times. The Foundation-sponsored information session featured South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond, The Cameron Foundation President Handy Lindsey Jr., and Najmah Thomas, director of capacity building for The Cameron Foundation. See what these speakers had to offer and view pictures from the event.
This free event marks the first in a series that will be offered in 2011 as the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina celebrates fifteen years in philanthropy.
Pictured: Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina President Thomas Keith, The Cameron Foundation Director of Capacity Building Najmah Thomas, South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond and The Cameron Foundation President Handy Lindsey, Jr.
Advance Your Board to the Next Level Workshop: April 12
The Foundation's Carolina Academy for Nonprofits is accepting applications for its April 12 board development workshop. This free daylong workshop for nonprofits will be held in Columbia and Florence, S.C. The deadline to apply is April 4. Apply today.
Foundation Announces 2011 Officers and Welcomes New Board Members
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has elected its 2011 board of trustees officers: Yvonne Orr, chair; Mike McCabe, vice chair; Dee Dee Chewning, secretary and Thomas Otis, treasurer.
In addition to the elected officers, the Foundation is pleased to announce that Maria Kratsios, Sister Sandra Makowski, SSMN, and Gerald Smalls have joined its board of trustees.
Foundation Launches New Web Site
The new sistersofcharitysc.com makes it easier for you to get the latest information and contribute your voice to the Foundation’s work. The site now allows visitors to search grants, download the Foundation's logo, submit ideas to address poverty and more.
Cowherd Joins Foundation Staff
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is pleased to announce Allison Cowherd as its communications and research associate. As communications and research associate Cowherd is responsible for creating and implementing communications strategies and plans and research and evaluation for the Foundation.
New South Carolina Governor's Response to Questions on Poverty and Economic Opportunity
Last March the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina asked all South Carolina gubernatorial candidates five questions around poverty and economic opportunity in the state. The five questions reflect general issues and policies that are of concern to the underserved in South Carolina and the organizations and voters working with this population.
Read South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s unedited response to the five questions the Foundation asked on poverty and economic opportunity in the state.
Celebrating 15 Years in Philanthropy