Sisters of Charity Foundation Systems-Level Change Funding is intended for organizations that work to influence and guide change in structural systems that have created, sustained or reinforced the marginalization of families and individuals experiencing poverty in South Carolina.

These organizations will work collaboratively across sectors including but not limited to federal, state and local governments, faith-based organizations, social service agencies, funders, the business community, and the constituents being effected.

The goals and strategies of these organizations will be long-term, based on extensive research, planning, evaluation, continuous learning, and integration of diverse perspectives.


  • Informs government policy that will result in more effective and equitable practices.

  • Brings diverse people together to learn about and address the whole system and its parts more clearly and coordinates a range of interventions.

  • Conducts research that can undergird systems-level change.

  • Clear evidence exists that the organization has immersed itself in understanding what is holding the structural problem in place before tackling the problem.

Funding Parameters

Organizations should request the amount that meets their needs and will make the most impact on the proposed program, taking into consideration the median grant size for grants in this focus area is typically $25,000. Staff will work with eligible applicants to determine the appropriate request amount.

How to Apply