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 considered to be drivers of poverty. 

“Since its inception in 1996, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has been addressing the root causes and effects of poverty in South Carolina,” Foundation President and CEO, Tom Keith says. “Nonprofits throughout the state are using these grants to create a path for positive, groundbreaking work that strengthens families and communities experiencing poverty.” 

Lowcountry Area Counties  

Sandalwood Community Food Pantry– Immediate Needs, located in Hilton Head Island, serving Beaufort County 

Pregnancy Center And Clinic Of Low Country Inc. – Immediate Needs, located in Hilton Head Island, serving Jasper and Beaufort Counties 

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative – Systems Level Change, located in North Charleston, serving Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester 

Lowcountry Food Bank – Immediate Needs, located in Charleston, serving Berkeley, Charleston, Georgetown, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Williamsburg, and Beaufort Counties 

Family Promise of Beaufort County Inc. – Immediate Needs, located in Bluffton, serving Jasper and  Beaufort Counties 

HELP of Summerville – Immediate Needs, located in Summerville, serving Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester 

Volunteers in Medicine Clinic – Immediate Needs, located in Hilton Head Island, serving Hampton, Jasper, and Beaufort 

Edisto Indian Free Clinic – Immediate Needs, located in Ridgeville, serving Berkeley, Charleston, Sumter, Bamberg, Clarendon, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, and Orangeburg Counties 

Charleston Area Justice Ministry – Systems Level Change, located in North Charleston, serving Charleston County 

Charleston Promise Neighborhood – Breaking the Cycle, located in Charleston, serving Charleston County 

Bridges For End-Of-Life – Immediate Needs, located in North Charleston, serving Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester 

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Charleston – Immediate Needs, located in Charleston, serving Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties 

Neighborhood Outreach Connection – Immediate Needs, located in Hilton Head Island, serving Beaufort County 

The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center – Immediate Needs, located in Charleston, serving  Berkeley and Charleston County  

Pee Dee and Grand Strand Area Counties  

Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach – Immediate Needs, located in Myrtle Beach, serving Horry County 

The Naomi Project – Immediate Needs, located in Florence, serving Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg Counties 

Lighthouse Ministries – Immediate Needs, located in Florence, serving Florence County 

Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County – Immediate Needs, located in Darlington, serving Darlington County 

Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County, SC – Immediate Needs, located in Georgetown, serving Georgetown County 

Carolina Human Reinvestment, Inc. – Immediate Needs, located in Georgetown, serving Georgetown County 

Family Support Services of Horry County Inc. – Immediate Needs, located in Conway, serving Horry County 

Midlands Area Counties 

Kershaw Area Resource Exchange – KARE – Immediate Needs, located in Kershaw, serving Chesterfield, Kershaw, and Lancaster Counties 

Dyslexia Resource Center – Immediate Needs, located in Columbia, serving Richland, Sumter, Kershaw, Lexington 

EmmanuWheel – Immediate Needs, located in Lexington, serving Richland, Lexington, and Saluda Counties 

Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County – Immediate Needs, located in Camden, serving Kershaw County 

Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center Inc – Immediate Needs, located in Lexington, serving Lexington and Saluda Counties 

Richland Library– Immediate Needs, located in Columbia, serving Richland County 

Central Midlands Justice Ministry – Systems Level Change, located in Columbia, serving Richland and Lexington Counties 

United Way of the Midlands – Breaking the Cycle, located in Columbia, serving Richland County 

Upstate/Upper SC Counties 

Foothills Family Resources – Breaking the Cycle, located in Slater, serving Greenville and Pickens Counties 

Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic of Laurens County – Immediate Needs, located in Clinton, serving Laurens County  

Pride Link – Immediate Needs, located in Greenville, serving Anderson, Abbeville, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Union  

YMCA of Greenville – Immediate Needs, located in Greenville, serving Greenville County 

Hope Center for Children – Immediate Needs, located in Spartanburg, serving Spartanburg County 

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic – Immediate Needs, located in Spartanburg, serving Spartanburg County 

Laurens County Cancer Association – Immediate Needs, located in Clinton, serving Laurens County 

Public Education Partners – Systems Level Change, located in Greenville, serving Greenville County 

Switch – Immediate Needs, located in Greenville, serving Anderson, Abbeville, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Union Counties 

Greenville Homeless Alliance/ Community Foundation Of Greenville Inc. Systems Level Change, located in Greenville, serving Greenville County 

York County Free Clinic – Immediate Needs, located in Rock Hill, serving York County 

Statewide 

South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center – Systems Level Change, located in Columbia, serving Statewide 

South Carolina Community Loan Fund – Breaking the Cycle, located in Charleston, serving Statewide 

Thornwell – Immediate Needs, located in Clinton, serving Statewide 

Windwood Farm – Immediate Needs, located in Awendaw, serving Statewide 

Camp Happy Days – Immediate Needs, located in Charleston, serving Statewide 

Women’s Rights And Empowerment Network –Systems Level Change, located in Columbia, serving Statewide 

 

About Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina  

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, founded in 1996.  In response to God’s call and in the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the Foundation strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership. Since its inception, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has distributed more than 75 million dollars to over 3,000 nonprofits working to reduce poverty in the lives of individuals and families in the Palmetto State.