Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is awarding its first round of 2021 grants totaling $1,516,500 to 91 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.”

Upstate and Northeastern SC

Anderson Interfaith Ministries – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Anderson; serving Anderson, Oconee, Pickens

Angels Charge Ministry – Immediate Needs, Located in Spartanburg; serving Spartanburg, Greenville, Pickens, Anderson, Cherokee, Union, York, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee

Bethel Men’s Shelter – Immediate Needs, Located in Rock Hill; serving York, Lancaster, Chester

Big Brothers Big Sisters Upstate, Inc. – Immediate Needs, Located in Greenville; serving Greenville, Spartanburg, Laurens, Anderson, Pickens, Oconee

Catholic Charities of South Carolina – Immigration Services – Systems Level Change, Located in Charleston; serving Statewide

Central Baptist Church- Helping Teachers Help Students- Immediate Needs, Located in Gaffney; serving Cherokee

Christ Central Ministries’ Chester Center of Hope– Immediate Needs, Located in Chester; serving Statewide

Community Initiatives – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Greenwood; serving Greenwood, Saluda, Abbeville

Community Works – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Greenville; serving Greenville, Spartanburg, Statewide

Compass Of Carolina Inc – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Greenville; serving Greenville, Laurens, Anderson, Pickens, Spartanburg

Family Promise of Anderson County – Immediate Needs, Located in Anderson; serving Anderson

Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic of Laurens County- Immediate Needs, Located in Clinton; serving Laurens

GRASP – Immediate Needs, Located in Great Falls; serving Chester, Fairfield

Greenville Tech Foundation (African American Male Scholars Initiative)- Breaking the Cycle, Located in Greenville; serving Greenville

Hispanic Alliance –  Systems Level Change, Located in Greenville; serving Greenville

Homeless Period Project –  Immediate Needs, Located in Greenville; serving Statewide

Homes of Hope, Inc. –  2021 Sustaining Partners Grant, Located in Greenville; serving Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, York, Laurens

Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation of South Carolina – Immediate Needs, Located in Drayton; serving Statewide

Housing Development Corporation of Rock HillImmediate Needs, Located in Rock Hill; serving York

Institute For Child Success – Systems Level Change, Located in Greenville; serving Statewide

Laurens County Cancer Association – Immediate Needs, Located in Clinton; serving Laurens

Middle Tyger Community Center – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Lyman; serving Spartanburg

Neighborhood Focus– Immediate Needs, Located in Greenville; serving Greenville

Northside Development Corporation – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Spartanburg; serving Spartanburg

Pickens County Advocacy Center Inc – Immediate Needs, Located in Easley; serving Pickens

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

Root & Rebound – Systems Level Change, Located in Greenville; serving Statewide

Servants for Sight – Immediate Needs, Located in Greenville; serving Pickens, Spartanburg, Greenville, Laurens

Soteria Community Development Corporation – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Greenville; serving Statewide

United Ministries – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Greenville; serving Greenville

United Way Of Greenville County Incorporated (On Track Greenville) – 2021 Sustaining Partners Grant, Located in Greenville; serving Greenville

United Way of the Piedmont – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Spartanburg; serving Spartanburg, Cherokee, Union

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

Midlands

Center for Community Health Alignment – Systems Level Change, Located in Columbia; serving Statewide

Dyslexia Resource Center – Immediate Needs, Located in Columbia; serving Richland, Lexington, Sumter, Kershaw, Newberry

EmmanuWheel – Immediate Needs, Located in Lexington; serving Lexington, Richland, Saluda

FoodShare – Systems Level Change, Located in Columbia; serving Richland

Free Medical Clinic of Aiken, Inc. – Immediate Needs, Located in Aiken; serving Aiken

Good Samaritan Clinic – Immediate Needs, Located in Lexington; serving Lexington, Richland, Charleston, Colleton

Homeless No More – 2021 Sustaining Partners Grant, Located in Columbia; serving Richland, Lexington, Orangeburg

Koinonia of Columbia – Immediate Needs, Located in Columbia ; serving Richland

Midlands Housing Alliance, Inc. – 2021 Sustaining Partners Grant, Located in Columbia; serving Aiken, Charleston, Colleton, Fairfield, Florence, Greenville, Horry, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Sumter, York

My Amigos Bilingual Education Center – Immediate Needs, Located in West Columbia; serving Lexington, Richland

Serve & Connect – Systems Level Change, Located in Columbia; serving Richland, Kershaw, Fairfield

South Carolina Collaborative on Race – Systems Level Change, Located in Columbia; serving Statewide

South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health – Systems Level Change, Located in Columbia; serving Statewide

The Hive Community Circle – Immediate Needs, Located in Columbia; serving Statewide

University of South Carolina (PASOs) – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Columbia; serving Statewide

Lowcountry

Beyond Our Walls – Immediate Needs, Located in N. Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

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

Charleston Legal Access – Immediate Needs, Located in North Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services – Systems Level Change, Located in Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area, Inc. – Breaking the Cycle, Located in North Charleston; serving Charleston, Lexington, Greenville, Richland, Berkeley, Hampton

Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center – Immediate Needs, Located in Summerville; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Edisto Indian Free Clinic – Immediate Needs, Located in Ridgeville; serving Colleton, Hampton, Orangeburg, Bamberg, Beaufort, Jasper, Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Helping and Lending Outreach Support, HALOS – Breaking the Cycle, Located in North Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Jewish Family Services of Greater Charleston – Immediate Needs, Located in Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley

Lowcountry Local First – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Charleston; serving Charleston

Meals on Wheels of Summerville, Inc. – Immediate Needs, Located in Summerville; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Metanoia Community Development Corporation – 2021 Sustaining Partners Grant, Located in North Charleston; serving Charleston

North Charleston Dental Outreach – Immediate Needs, Located in Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Operation Sight – Immediate Needs, Located in Mount Pleasant; serving Statewide

Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Low Country Inc – Immediate Needs, Located in Hilton Head Island; serving Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton

Second Chance Bikes – Immediate Needs, Located in North Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

St. Francis Center – Immediate Needs, Located in Saint Helena Island; serving Beaufort

Student Action with Farmworkers – Systems Level Change, Located in Durham; serving Statewide

Teach For America – South Carolina – Breaking the Cycle, Located in North Charleston; serving Greenville, Florence, Orangeburg, Marion, Darlington, Charleston, Berkeley, Clarendon, Spartanburg, Colleton

Teachers’ Supply Closet – Immediate Needs, Located in Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

The ARK of South Carolina – Immediate Needs, Located in Summerville; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton, Orangeburg

The Literacy Center – Immediate Needs, Located in Bluffton; serving Beaufort, Jasper

The Sophia Institute – Systems Level Change, Located in Charleston; serving Charleston

The Sustainability Institute – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Charleston; serving Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Berkeley, Horry

Turning Leaf Project – 2021 Sustaining Partners Grant, Located in North Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Richland

WINGS – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Charleston; serving Lexington, Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Pee Dee and Grand Strand

Carolina Human Reinvestment (CHRSC) – Immediate Needs, Located in Georgetown; serving Georgetown

Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach – Immediate Needs, Located in Myrtle Beach; serving Horry

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

Felician CenterImmediate Needs, Located in Kingstree; serving Williamsburg

Freedom Readers – Immediate Needs, Located in Myrtle Beach; serving Horry, Georgetown, Williamsburg

Friendship Medical Clinic and Pharmacy – Immediate Needs, Located in Conway; serving Horry

Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach – Immediate Needs, Located in Myrtle Beach; serving Horry

Helping Hands of Georgetown – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Georgetown; serving Georgetown

Mercy Medicine Free Clinic – Immediate Needs, Located in Florence; serving Florence, Williamsburg

Miss Ruby’s Kids – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Georgetown; serving Georgetown

Neighbor to Neighbor of South Carolina – Systems Level Change, Located in Myrtle Beach; serving Horry, Georgetown

New Directions of Horry County – 2021 Sustaining Partners Grant, Located in Myrtle Beach; serving Horry

St. Cyprian Outreach – Immediate Needs, Located in Georgetown; serving Georgetown, Williamsburg

Teach My People – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Pawleys Island; serving Georgetown

The Naomi Project – Immediate Needs, Located in Florence; serving Statewide

The Village Group – Breaking the Cycle, Located in Georgetown; serving Georgetown

For more information about Sisters of Charity Foundation grants, email Meredith Mathews