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.
Systems Change Journey
20 September, 2023
Strategy as a Living, Breathing Guide
Strategy as a Living, Breathing Guide By Donna L. Waites, President Over time, the Foundation has directly awarded nearly $81 million in grants which represents over 3,100 grants. But how...
13 September, 2023
Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC Announces 2023 President’s Fellows
Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC Announces 2023 President’s Fellows Initiative seeks to increase diversity of male leadership within the philanthropic sector. SOUTH CAROLINA - (September 13, 2023) The Sisters...
18 August, 2023
What Black Philanthropy Can Teach Us
What Black Philanthropy Can Teach UsBy Ericka Wooten, Director of Culture and Values If you type “famous American philanthropists” into any online search engine, some familiar names will populate the...