Yearly Archives: 2020


Foundation Awards 46 Grants Totaling $359,500 

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded grants totaling $359,500 to 46 nonprofits that are working to make life better for people experiencing poverty.   Each of the nonprofits are  working to reduce poverty in South Carolina in one of three ways:   Meeting the immediate needs of people experiencing poverty.  Breaking the cycle of poverty.  Working to change systems that are [...]

South Carolina’s 2020 Self Sufficiency Standard Report Released

The United Way Association of South Carolina, many United Ways across South Carolina, Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC, Central Carolina Community Foundation, Coastal Community Foundation, and the Riley Institute at Furman partnered on the updated publication of the South Carolina Self-Sufficiency Standard.  First published in 2016, the Self-Sufficiency Standard breaks down the cost of [...]

Kinship Care Teletown Hall Held

As we wrap up Kinship Care Month, we are happy to share the recording of our first ever Kinship Care Teletown Hall. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC and the Kinship Care Council hosted this forum sharing Kinship Caregiver Resources with participants. The conversation was moderated by Live Video Strategist and kinship caregiver, Roshanda Pratt. 

Hispanic Alliance Unites to Serve

In early September, Foundation staff had the opportunity to have a virtual site visit with The Hispanic Alliance, headquartered in Greenville, SC.  The Hispanic Alliance, a long-time grantee partner, unites the largest network of agencies and individuals working collaboratively to advance Hispanic communities in the Upstate region of South Carolina. They build trust with Hispanic communities by speaking their languages, promoting [...]

Sisters of Charity Foundation of S.C. President Named Columbia College Board Chair

[July 3, 2020] – Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina (SCFSC) is pleased to announce that SCFSC President, Tom Keith, has been named Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Columbia College. “Tom has an excellent grasp of issues affecting higher education in general and Columbia College in particular,” Dr. Peter Mitchell, Columbia College [...]

Call for Justice

A letter from Foundation President, Tom Keith The recent violent and unnecessary death of Mr. George Floyd and other people of color has placed the spotlight on the enormous reality that institutional and societal racism in this country is not only pervasive, but it is getting worse by the day. The Sisters of Charity Foundation [...]

Foundation Awards more than $2.4 Million in Grants

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2020 - The Sisters of Charity Foundation is excited to announce Cycle I grant awards to 136 nonprofit organizations serving people across South Carolina totaling $2,426,369.00. Each grantee partner aligns with the foundation's mission of reducing poverty in South Carolina in one of three ways: meeting immediate needs, working [...]

Annual Report Posted

The Sisters of Charity Foundation is happy to share its 2019 Annual Report. Foundation president, Tom Keith, past board chair, Thomas Otis, and current board chair, Lisa Bernardin shared this in their letter: "Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has been carrying out the philanthropic mission of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine [...]

CARES Act Webinar Held on April 21

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC hosted a webinar to offer support and information regarding the CARES Act and what nonprofits need to know. Thank you Tammie Hoy Hawkins from CommunityWorks and David Robinson from Nexsen Pruet. To view the webinar, click here:

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