Living The Mission And Vision

In the Parable of the Talents (Matthew, 25), Jesus tells us of a master who entrusted three servants each with a certain amount of treasure.  Two invested their portion wisely and returned additional earnings, while the third buried his share in the ground, where it profited no one.  Returning, the master rebuked the timid servant but praised the others, saying to them, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina seeks to be a good and faithful servant.

In keeping with the social teachings of the Catholic Church and the mission of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the Foundation will use its own strengths and resources to mobilize the resources of others, confront the fundamental causes of poverty and reduce its impact in the state.

The Foundation has undertaken a long-term commitment, which involves much more than making grants.  Through collaborative efforts with others, we seek to gather and disseminate knowledge, mobilize resources of individuals and communities and develop systemic approaches that will inspire others to follow God's purposes and be themselves, "good and faithful servants."

MISSION

In response to God's call and in the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the Foundation strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.

VISION

Families in South Carolina have the resources to live out of poverty. 

Core Values

In alignment with the Sisters of Charity Health System, the Foundation operates and practices using five core values to fulfill its mission:

  • Collaboration
  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Justice
  • Respect