We work to inspire and influence positive change by awarding grants, conducting research on poverty issues, advocating for stronger policies, and providing resources to the greater community as it relates to poverty. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging is at the core of our work and who we are as a Foundation.
Stories of Impact
See how our grantee partners are changing lives and helping reduce poverty across South Carolina.
Explore the nonprofits we support that are meeting the immediate needs, working to break the cycle and developing systems to bring individuals and families out of poverty.
To better understand poverty across South Carolina and to learn how we are working to make our state more equitable please explore these resources.
“The Foundation blends authentic compassion with clear-eyed investments. The result is true transformation — for individuals, families and communities.”
Retired, United Ministries
"The Foundation's support has helped us meet critical financial and quality-of-life needs for hospice and palliative care patients facing both financial hardship and life-limiting illness.”
Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation
“The Foundation has brought needed attention to the issue of kinship care. In addition to providing their own funding, they've worked with other donors to leverage funding to enhance programs across South Carolina.”
Since our founding
Distributed more than
to help alleviate poverty in South Carolina.
Distributed more than
grants to nonprofits that work to reduce poverty.
Invested more than
in education-related grants across the state.
5 August, 2022
An Interview With Our New Foundation President Donna L. Waites
An Interview With Our New Foundation President Donna L. Waites Tell us more about your path that brought you to Sisters of Charity Foundation and what drew you to lead...
18 May, 2022
Sisters of Charity Foundation Provides 95 Grants Totaling $1.5 million in Funding
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Funding 95 Grants Totaling $1.5 Million SOUTH CAROLINA - (May 18, 2022) The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded 95 grants...
27 April, 2022
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Has named Donna L. Waites as Its New President Effective July 2022
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has Named Donna L. Waites as Its New President Effective July 2022 Columbia, S.C. [April 14, 2022] – The Sisters of Charity Foundation...