The Sisters of Charity Foundation works to make life better for individuals and families in South Carolina by helping them live out of poverty. We invest in organizations that meet the needs of the poor – either directly or indirectly. Grantmaking is one of the ways we do this, through our short-term Caritas grants. We also make long-term investments in programs that align with our strategic direction. We call this catalytic philanthropy because it builds alliances that lay the groundwork for social change. This is our new model of focused investing that leverages our dollars, relationships and knowledge to make greater impact in communities around the state.