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Big Brothers Big Sisters makes Impact with Immigrant Children

In a lunch room filled with bustling kids, a fourth-grader quietly meets her Big for the first time. The shy girl that originally sat in front of her Big quickly disappears as a bubbly and smiling one emerges. This introductory meeting is simply the first step of a year-long relationship between a new little and [...]

Foundation hosts 11th Annual CMI Conference

In November, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina hosted the 11th Collaboration for Ministry Initiative Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC where Sisters from all over the state gathered to renew, affirm and learn. This year’s conference was titled "The Year of Consecrated Life" envisioned after Pope Francis’s year of Consecrated Life for all Catholics [...]

Foundation Offers Grants to Organizations Helping Flood Victims

As people make their post-flood commute to work, it’s easy to become accustomed to the sight of still traffic, blocked roads and hollowed businesses, with the hope of quick restoration. However, South Carolinians must remember that the road to recovery is long, and for some rural S.C. communities, the road is even longer. With that [...]

Area Funders Meet to Discuss S.C. Flood and Collaboration

This past Thursday, funders from across the Midlands convened at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina to begin a discussion about possible collaborative efforts in supporting short-term and long-term care for South Carolinians that were devastated by the recent floods. In attendance were representatives from the United Way of the Midlands, Colonial Life, [...]

HALOS Receives more than 1 Million Dollars from Joint Funders

The first of its kind in South Carolina, Helping and Lending Outreach Support (HALOS) serves families who are providing a home to child relatives so that foster care placement is not required. In recent weeks the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, in partnership with The Duke Endowment, approved a grant for HALOS to [...]

Foundation awards $76,194 to 25 Caritas Grantees

"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 [...]

Foundation Grantee Supports Recovery Program

Oliver Gospel Mission has been serving the poor of Columbia since 1888. Over the 127 years, the organization has provided food, shelter, clothing, employment assistance and most recently, addiction recovery services. The OGM Recovery Program, partially funded by a Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Community Enrichment Grant, is a faith-based residential program that [...]

Foundation Awards Eight Immigrant Families Initiative Grants

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Immigrant Families Initiative Grant Awards As the national Immigrant Heritage month ends, the Foundation is pleased to announce that it awarded eight Immigrant Families Initiative grants totaling $107,210. These eight organizations serve S.C.’s immigrant and refugee populations. Immigrants represent nearly 5% of South Carolina’s total population, with the [...]