The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded fifteen Community Enrichment grants totaling $214,578.52 to nonprofit organizations committed to lifting South Carolinians out of poverty.

“It is a great blessing to have the opportunity to provide funding to these very worthy organizations,” says Tom Keith, Sisters of Charity Foundation President. “These groups are working daily to serve individuals and families living in poverty in our state and we are honored to support them.”

The fifteen recently awarded Community Enrichment grantees are:

Camp Discovery Dedicated to providing recreation and experiential learning in nature to teach, heal and inspire. Camp Discovery’s programs are designed to nurture a child’s mind, heart and spirit, allowing them to reclaim moments of “discovery” that have vanished from childhood; moments of discovery that are such an integral part of shaping who we become as adults.  (Fairfield, Richland)

Columbia Oral Health Clinic Ensuring access to high quality oral health care services for adults living with HIV/AIDS, dissemination of treatment information, advocacy, training, integration, and evaluation of oral health services for persons living with HIV/AIDS and those that meet our admission criteria. (Richland, Lexington, Orangeburg, Newberry, Sumter, Fairfield)

East Cooper Community Outreach Providing safety net services to low income individuals, while empowering them to create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. (Charleston, Berkeley)

Engaging Creative Minds – Helping students succeed through imagination and innovation, to become imaginative, adaptable and productive adults and to build stronger communities and a more capable South Carolina workforce. (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester)

Grace Ministries Connecting volunteers, community professionals, and funders in designing, developing, and implementing programs that impact the independent living needs of their adult community. (Horry, Georgetown)

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry Providing comprehensive services that lead to healing for child victims of abuse and adult victims of rape, sexual assault and incest. They also strive to increase the community’s awareness of these issues through prevention education and outreach. (Jasper, Beaufort)

Miss Ruby’s Kids Enables identified families and caregivers to inspire a passion for learning in their children. (Georgetown)

New Directions of Horry County An effort by the City of Myrtle Beach to address the challenges of homelessness, both for the individual who is homeless or in danger of becoming so, and for the greater community. (Horry)

Oliver Gospel Mission – Currently serving homeless men over 18 years old, providing them with food, shelter, clothing, employment assistance and addiction recovery services as well as personal finance management training. (Richland)

Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter – Providing a safe and nurturing shelter bringing together a broad range of services for children who are victims of abuse and neglect. (Richland, Lexington)

Teach My People Teaching students from the Waccamaw schools area to overcome academic, economic, and social challenges through the delivery of Christ-centered programs that promote spiritual, educational, and emotional health. (Georgetown)

The ARK of South Carolina – Providing support and relief to families living with Alzheimer’s Disease or a Related Dementia (ADRD) through services such as respite care, support groups, education, and resource referrals. (Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton, Orangeburg)

Trident Literacy Association – Helping adult students reverse the cycle and impact of generational poverty and illiteracy through the acquisition of vital life skills. (Charleston)

Trinity Housing Corporation – Providing support services, life skills, and transitional housing to enable homeless families with children to achieve independent living as productive members of the community. (Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, Kershaw, Sumter)

Turning Leaf Project – A jail and community-based organization that provides education and reentry services to currently and formerly incarcerated men, helping them to redirect their lives and become positive members of the community. (Charleston)

About the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, established in 1996, is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved in all 46 South Carolina counties, and strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.