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Foundation awards $172,000 to 10 Community Enrichment grantees

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $172,000 to 10 Community Enrichment grantees. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has recently awarded ten Community Enrichment grants totaling $172,000, bringing the Foundation total to $332,000 for the year. The Community Enrichment “open” grants process is designed to provide financial support to organizations addressing [...]

Foundation Adds Donna Waites to Staff

The Sisters of Charity Foundation is pleased to announce that Donna Waites has joined the staff as Program Director.  She will oversee the Foundation’s Community Enrichment Grants Program as well as the Collaboration for Ministry Initiative. Also, Waites will help with the Foundation’s Caritas Grants process. “We are excited to have Donna join the Foundation [...]

Foundation Learns from Transitions Listening Session

On December 3, 2014, The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina hosted a listening session with Transitions, a local Columbia organization that helps people transition from homelessness to permanent housing. During the listening session, representatives of the Foundation sat with Transitions residents and staff for lunch and discussion. Each table shared their experiences in [...]

Foundation awards $80,950 to Caritas Grantees

The Sisters of Charity Foundation awarded $80,950 to 30 Caritas grantees in this last cycle of 2014. "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 [...]

Foundation hosts 10th Annual Statewide CMI Conference

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina hosted their Collaboration for Ministry Initiative 10th Annual Conference for Women Religious on November 21 to 23 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. More than 80 individuals attended including 62 nuns from seven states and three countries. With approximately 115 Women Religious serving in Ministry in South Carolina, most [...]

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina to “Open” Community Enrichment Grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina will open the Community Enrichment grant process in 2015 to organizations interested in funding. This process was previously by invitation only. “We are excited to be able to provide another avenue for organizations to seek financial support from the Foundation,” Tom Keith, President of Sisters of Charity [...]

Foundation Awards $131,000 to CMI grantees

Since its inception, the Foundation, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, has exhibited an interest in supporting women religious (Catholic nuns) in their efforts with the poor and underserved members of society. The Foundation has designated specific grant funds to support women religious and their ministries. CMI Strengthening Ministry grants are [...]

Foundation Recognized for Commitment

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina was recognized Thursday night for its commitment and support of the Felician Center in Kingstree, South Carolina. The award was presented by Sister Susanne Dziedzic, CSSF to Foundation President Tom Keith. The presentation was made at the Felician’s Annual Barbecue held at the Center on Thorne Avenue. [...]

A Look Back at Linda Salane’s, Get a CLUE Workshop

“Excessive focus on analysis, targets and number crunching and the absence of imagination and introspection leads to a crisis in management that is responsible for financial stagnation. Excessive focus on opportunity and vision leads to a crisis in leadership that is responsible for duplication of services. The effective non-profit leader must balance measurement of impact [...]

Foundation’s PLACE Fellows host documentary film maker

On September 16, 2014 the Columbia College Philanthropy Leadership and Community Engagement (PLACE) Fellows hosted documentary film maker Harry Gantz in conjunction with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina and United Way Association of South Carolina. The event was held at the Speers Auditiorium on the campus of Columbia College. The PLACE Fellows [...]

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