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2016 CMI Conference Look-Back

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina was proud to host the 12th annual Collaboration for Ministry Initiative Statewide Conference for Women Religious. Each year everyone involved is bursting with joy and thanks after a weekend filled with fellowship, learning and rejuvenation. This year, the conference focused on “The Face [...]

Foundation Honors Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone With the 2016 Leadership in Diversity Award

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina believes diverse voices should be present, active, listened to and valued. The Foundation fosters a respectful, inclusive, open environment with varying viewpoints, strengths and assets. In our grantmaking and community engagement strategies, we work to ensure no person is excluded from participation [...]

The Foundation recently awarded Caritas grants for the Fall 2016 grant cycle.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded Caritas grants for the fall 2016 grant cycle.  These grants bear the name of one of the guiding principles of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, in omnibus caritas, meaning “in all things charity.” Caritas grants are awarded to organizations meeting fundamental needs of [...]

A Foundation is Born…

Click here to see Celebration photos on Flickr. The Sisters of Charity Foundation began its journey in philanthropy in May of 1996. The work started with extensive research on poverty related issues in South Carolina. From that, came the “Dimensions of Poverty” document which outlined the areas of poverty that needed addressing. With that beginning, [...]

What Advocacy for Child Hunger Looks Like in South Carolina

If you had to picture what child hunger looked like, what image would come to your mind? Would South Carolina be represented in that image? Ms. Ashley Page, Childhood Hunger Community Organizer for the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, says these questions help fuel her advocacy and work around the issue. As [...]

Foundation Awards $202,000 in Community Enrichment Grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded Community Enrichment grants for the fall 2016 grant cycle.  These grants are awarded to organizations whose services go beyond meeting basic needs and will help lift people out of poverty. Community Enrichment grants fund projects and organizations who are implementing best practices, strategic collaborations, and [...]

Columbia College P.L.A.C.E. Fellows Program receives grant from Foundation

The P.L.A.C.E. Fellows Program at Columbia College received its fourth $25,000 grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. The P.L.A.C.E. Fellows Program (philanthropy, leadership, and community engagement) competitively selects 10 Columbia College undergraduates each year from the incoming class. This four-year program includes a leadership studies minor, poverty workshops, two paid internships, [...]

Foundation awards $240,000 in Grants to six Strategic grantees

The Sisters of Charity Foundation awards $240,000 to six Strategic grantees addressing the root causes of poverty in South Carolina. The Foundation’s mission to address generational poverty is reflected in its decision making around Strategic Grants. These grants are to comprehensively work with organizations to affect organizational and community impact at multiple levels. The Foundation [...]

Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Name Dee Dee Chewning as Caritas Service Award Recipient

The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA) will present its Caritas Service Award to Dee Dee Chewning RN, SNP, NCSN of Lexington, South Carolina. The Caritas Service Award is given every four years to an individual who demonstrates generosity, untiring service, joyful witness of the love of God, and a commitment to the ministries [...]

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Awards $496,500 in Grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation awards $496,500 to twelve grantees addressing the root causes of poverty in South Carolina. The Foundation’s mission to address generational poverty is reflected in its decisions made in the area of grant making. The Foundation works with grantee organizations to affect organizational and community impact at multiple levels and views [...]