Types of Grants
"In omnibus caritas” means In all things charity. Since its inception in 1851, the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine has sought to put into practice these simple but all-encompassing words. As a ministry of the Sisters, the Foundation offers Caritas Grant funds to be awarded to non-profit and faith-based organizations meeting the immediate needs of the poor in South Carolina.
The Caritas Grants program purpose is to provide support to organizations dealing with situational poverty or crisis poverty. The demand for food, clothing, shelter and free health programs as well as other immediate needs is expanding for organizations providing these services. Caritas Grant awards will be up to $5,000 for a one-year period and are designed for organizations with annual budgets of less than $600,000.
Potential applicants should review the mission and focus of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. If there is an appropriate match, applicants should complete a Caritas Grant application by the designated deadline.
Caritas grants will be awarded twice a year. The 2013 application deadlines are April 2 and October 1. For more information on these grants, click here.
STRATEGIC GRANTSIn 2013, the Foundation will make changes to its strategic grantmaking process.
Grants awarded will be chosen only from current or recent grantees where the Foundation has already made a significant investment. This strategy will develop further the programs’ capacity, impact, and sustainability in all or part of these specific organizations.
The Foundation’s mission to address generational poverty is reflected in its decision making around Strategic Grants. These grants are to comprehensively work with organizations to affect organizational and community impact at multiple levels. The Foundation views Strategic Grants as a partnership with each grantee to enhance results, maximize resources and to insure that measurable change occurs. The Foundation focuses on three broad categories of health, education and social services and will only consider applicants from the state of South Carolina.
For more information or questions about Strategic grants, please contact Katrina Spigner, senior program officer, at 803.254.0230 ext. 15 or through email.
COLLABORATION FOR MINISTRY INITIATIVE (CMI) GRANTS
Since its inception, the Foundation, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, has exhibited an interest in supporting women religious in their efforts with the poor and underserved members of society. There are three types of CMI grants: Planning, Implementation and Direct Service grants.
Applications are due by the first Friday in June (June 7, 2013): online applications are due by 11:59 p.m.; all other applications must reach the Foundation office by 5 p.m. on June 7. For more information on these grants, click here.