The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has released its Grant Awards totals for 2014 in the areas of Health, Education and Social Services.

Since 1996, the Foundation has awarded over $55 Million in over 1950 grants in an effort to help families in South Carolina live out of poverty. These awards range in size, scope, and depth from the smaller Caritas grants, providing support to organizations dealing with situational poverty or crisis poverty, to the Strategic grant, where the Foundation comprehensively works with the organization in partnership to affect organizational and community and to enhance results, maximize resources and to insure that measurable change occurs.

In 2014, the Foundation awarded over $1.8 Million in 155 grants to recipients in all 46 counties of the state of South Carolina.

In the area of Education, the Foundation awarded 37 grants totaling $413,875.

Anderson Interfaith Ministries
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia
CaBrail Song School
Campaign for Change
Charleston County School District
Children’s Law Center
Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
City Year
Columbia College
Fellowship of Christian Athletes of South Carolina
Healing Species
Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission
KidsGrow SchoolYard Garden Classroom
Levine Museum of the New South
Metanoia Community Development Corporation
Midlands Middle College
Roscoe Reading Program
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
South Carolina Afterschool Alliance
South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
South Carolina Christian Action Council
Southeastern Council of Foundations
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School
St. Joseph Catholic School
St. Martin de Porres Catholic School
Teach My People
Teachers’ Supply Closet
Thumbs Up
United Way of the Midlands
University of South Carolina – School of Medicine
USC Development Foundation
Winthrop University

In the area of Health, the Foundation awarded 32 grants totaling $409,300.

Abbeville Free Medical Clinic
Anderson Free Clinic
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Charleston
Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine
Camp Discovery
CareFIRST Carolina Foundation
Catawba Care
Catholic Counseling Services
Classy Smiles
Columbia Oral Health Clinic
Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County
Friendship Medical Clinic and Pharmacy
Golden Strip Free Clinic
Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort
Good Samaritan Clinic
Grantmakers in Health
Healthy Learners
Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg
MedNeed of SC
Mercy Medicine Clinic
Oconee Medical Center Foundation
Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine
South Carolina Department of Social Services
South Carolina Health Coordinating Council
South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health
Springbank Retreat Center
The Free Medical Clinic
United Way of the Midlands

In the area of Social Services, the Foundation awarded 86 grants totaling $1,040,636.30

Allendale Correctional Worship Center
American Red Cross – Central South Carolina Chapter
American Red Cross
Area Churches Together Serving Acts
Birthright of Georgetown
Bluffton Self Help
Caring And Sharing
Central Carolina Community Foundation
Charleston Area Senior Citizens Services
Christ Central Ministries Columbia
Circle of Hope Ministries
Clarendon County Community Development Corporation
Coastal Rescue Mission
East Cooper Community Outreach
East Cooper Meals on Wheels
Faith Assembly of God Church @ Remount
Family Connection
Family Promise of Pickens County
Family Shelter
Fast Forward
Felician Center
Fields to Families
Franciscan Center
Friendship Place
Golden Corner Food Pantry
Grace Ministries
Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network
Greer Community Ministries
Hands of Christ
Harvest Hope Food Bank
Healing Families Foundation
Help 4 Kids
Help 4 Kids Florence
Help of Beaufort
Helping and Lending Outreach Support (HALOS)
Helping Hands of Georgetown
Helping Hands of Goose Creek
Home Works of America
Homes of Hope, Inc.
Hopewell Senior Day Care Center
ICNA Relief USA, Shifa Free Clinic
James Island Outreach
Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center
Knights of Columbus
Lowcountry Orphan Relief
Lutheran Social Services of the Greater Charleston Area
Marion Food Bank
Meals On Wheels Bluffton-Hilton Head
Midland Park Community Ministries
Midlands Holy Family Fund
Midlands Housing Alliance
Midlands Housing Trust Fund
New Directions of Horry County
North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry
North Strand Helping Hand
Operation Home
Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services
Our Lady of Mercy Neighborhood House
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Center
PASOs Programs
Pawmetto Lifeline
Pro Bono Legal Services
Providence Hospitals Development Foundation
Revelation Church of Word and Deed
Sharing God’s Love
South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations
South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families
South Carolina First Steps – Chesterfield
St. Cyprian Outreach Center
St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church
Stella Maris St. Vincent de Paul Society
Student Action with Farmworkers
The Family Effect Foundation
The Lighthouse Ministries
The Women’s Shelter
Trinity Housing Corporation
United Way of the Midlands
University of South Carolina – College of Social Work
Vital Aging of Williamsburg County
Work In Progress

“The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina’s vision is that families in this state have the resources to live out of poverty,” said Tom Keith, president of the Foundation. “These organizations are addressing poverty in South Carolina through their programs and services. We hope this funding will help strengthen and support their work as they serve those in need.”

Organizations wishing to apply for funding should visit the Foundation’s Web site,, for information on the application process.
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.