In omnibus caritas.

Just as the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine lived by these words (which mean in all things charity), so do we as the Foundation that bears their name.

  • Caritas Grants provide support to organizations dealing with situational poverty and/or fundamental needs of individuals and families in South Carolina.
  • Programs that focus on providing food, clothing, shelter, free health services, necessary home repairs, basic educational programming transportation and other direct services fall under the criteria for consideration for Caritas Grants.
  • Applicants should have a 501(c)3 tax exempt status and provide programs or services within South Carolina.
  • Caritas grant awards vary in size (proportional to an organization’s operating budget) and are generally designed for organizations with annual budgets of less than $900,000.
  • However, if your organization focuses on fundamental needs like those listed above but your operating budget is larger than $900,000.00, you may still qualify for consideration.  Contact the Program Team to discuss the possibility of waiving this requirement for your application.
  • Applicants should not apply for other categories of Foundation grant funding when applying for Caritas Grants. Funds are limited and the grants process is competitive.
  • The Foundation accepts applications for Caritas grants biannually. The deadlines are the first Tuesday of March and September.
  • Please remember, grant cycles are 12 months.
    • If your organization receives a Caritas grant in March, you are eligible to reapply for funds the following March.
    • If your organizations receives a Caritas grant in September, you are eligible to apply the following September.
  • All applications must be received by the Foundation no later than 11:59 p.m. on the due date.

The next Caritas application deadline is September 3, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. The application will be available July 1.

For a list of our current Caritas grantees, click here.

For more information or questions about Caritas grants, email Meredith Mathews.