FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 30, 2020 – The Sisters of Charity Foundation is excited to announce Cycle I grant awards to 136 nonprofit organizations serving people across South Carolina totaling $2,426,369.00. Each grantee partner aligns with the foundation’s mission of reducing poverty in South Carolina in one of three ways: meeting immediate needs, working to break the cycle of poverty and/or working to make systems level change.

“During this first cycle of grants in 2020, we are once again reminded of, not just the great need in our state, but the many assets in the hundreds of nonprofits who are serving families and individuals who are in need of support,” says Tom Keith, foundation president and CEO. “South Carolina is a state that rallies around our neighbors and we are blessed with strong nonprofit leaders and collaborating organizations that are making positive change.”

See below for a full list of organizations receiving grant awards. Click on the organization name for more information.

Lowcountry

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic Immediate Needs, located in Johns Island, serving Charleston County

Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the LowcountryImmediate Needs, located in Port Royal, serving Beaufort and Jasper Counties

Berkeley County First Steps Immediate Needs, located in Hanahan, serving Berkeley County

Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine  Immediate Needs, located in Bluffton, serving Beaufort, Hampton and Jasper Counties

Bluffton Self HelpImmediate Needs, located in Bluffton, serving Beaufort and Jasper Counties

Boys & Girls Club of the Lowcountry  Immediate Needs, located in Bluffton, serving Beaufort and Jasper Counties

Catholic Charities Office of Immigration ServicesSystems Level Change, located in Mt. Pleasant, serving Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Orangeburg, Darlington and Dillon Counties

Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center Immediate Needs, located in Charleston, serving Charleston and Dorchester Counties

Charleston Jewish Family Services Immediate Needs, located in Charleston, serving Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties

Charleston Legal AccessImmediate Needs, located in Charleston, serving Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties

Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area, Inc. Breaking the Cycle, located in Charleston, serving Berkeley and Charleston Counties

Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center Breaking the Cycle, located in Summerville, Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties

East Cooper Community Outreach Immediate Needs, located in Mt. Pleasant, serving Berkeley and Charleston Counties

East Cooper Meals on Wheels Immediate Needs, located in Mount Pleasant, serving Berkeley and Charleston Counties

Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina Breaking the Cycle, located in Charleston, Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties

Helping and Lending Outreach Support (HALOS) Breaking the Cycle, located in Charleston, Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties

Hopeful HorizonsImmediate Needs, located in Beaufort, serving Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties

Lowcountry Local FirstBreaking the Cycle, located in Charleston, serving Charleston County

Meals on Wheels of Summerville, Inc.Immediate Needs, located in Summerville, serving Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties

Memory Matters Immediate Needs, located in Hilton Head Island, serving Beaufort and Jasper Counties

Metanoia Community Development Corporation Sustaining Partnership, located in North Charleston, serving Charleston County

Operation Home Immediate Needs, located in Charleston, Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services  – Immediate Needs, located in John’s Island, serving Charleston County

Pattison’s  Academy Immediate Needs, located in Charleston, serving Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties

Phoebe Pember Foundation/The Sophia Institute  Systems Level Change, located in Charleston, serving Charleston County

Pro Bono Legal Services   Systems Level Change, located in Charleston, serving Charleston County

Second Chance Bikes Immediate Needs, located in Charleston, serving Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties

University of South Carolina SalkehatchieBreaking the Cycle, located in Allendale, serving Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, and Hampton

Teach For America – South CarolinaBreaking the Cycle, located in Charleston, serving Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Florence, Greenville, Marion, Orangeburg, and Spartanburg Counties

Teachers’ Supply Closet  Immediate Needs, located in Charleston, serving Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties

The ARK of South Carolina Immediate Needs, located in Summerville, serving Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton, Orangeburg, and Hampton Counties

The Green Heart Project- Immediate Needs, located in Charleston, serving Berkeley and Charleston Counties

The Literacy Center Immediate Needs, located in Bluffton, serving Beaufort and Jasper Counties

The Sustainability Institute Breaking the Cycle, located in Charleston, serving Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties

Tricounty Family Ministries Immediate Needs, located in Charleston, serving Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties

Trident Literacy Association  – Immediate Needs, located in Charleston, serving Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties

Turning Leaf ProjectSustaining Partnership, located in Charleston, serving Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties

WINGS – Breaking the Cycle, located in Charleston, serving Charleston and Lexington Counties

Midlands

Area Churches Together Serving Acts Immediate Needs, located in Aiken, serving Aiken County

Commnities in Schools of the MidlandsImmediate Needs, located in Columbia, serving Lexington and Richland Counties

Free Medical Clinic of Aiken, Inc. Immediate Needs, located in Aiken, serving Aiken County

Good Samaritan Clinic Immediate Needs, located in West Columbia

Harvest Hope Food Bank – Immediate Needs, located in Columbia, serving Calhoun, Chester, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Lee, Laurens, Marlboro, Marion and Greenville Counties

Hive Community Circle – Immediate Needs, located in Columbia, serving Lexington and Richland Counties

Homeless No More  Sustaining Partnership, located in Columbia, serving Lexington and Richland Counties

Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas  Immediate Needs, located in Columbia, serving Lexington and Richland Counties

Midlands Housing Alliance/TransitionsSustaining Partnership, located in Columbia, serving Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, Bamberg, Calhoun, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland and York Counties

Midlands Mediation Center  Immediate Needs, located in Columbia, serving Lexington, Richland, Orangeburg, Kershaw, Sumter, Fairfield, Saluda, Edgefield and Lancaster Counties.

My Amigos Bilingual Education Center Immediate Needs, located in West Columbia, serving Lexington and Richland Counties

Senior Resources  Immediate Needs, located in Columbia, serving Richland Countye

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands Immediate Needs, located in Columbia, serving Lexington, Richland, Newberry, Clarendon and Sumter Counties

Sistercare  Immediate Needs, located in Cayce, serving Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield and Kershaw Counties

The Free Medical ClinicImmediate Needs, located in Columbia, serving Richland, Lexington, Beaufort, Calhoun, Fairfield, Florence, Greenville, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Newberry, Orangeburg and Sumter Counties

United Way of Kershaw County Immediate Needs, located in Camden, serving Kershaw County

Pee Dee and Grand Strand

Children’s Recovery Center, Inc.Immediate Needs, located in Myrtle Beach, serving Georgetown and Horry Counties

Felician Center Breaking the Cycle, located in Kingstree, serving Williamsburg Countye

Freedom Readers Inc Immediate Needs, located in Surfside Beach, serving Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties

Friendship Medical Clinic and Pharmacy  Immediate Needs, located in Conway, serving Horry County

Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach Immediate Needs, located in Myrtle Beach, serving Horry County

Helping Hands of Georgetown Breaking the Cycle, located in Georgetown, serving Georgetown County

Mercy Medicine Clinic Immediate Needs, located in Florence, serving Florence, Williamsburg, Darlington, Lee, Marion and Marlboro Counties

Miss Ruby’s Kids  Breaking the Cycle, located in Georgetown, serving Georgetown

Neighbor to Neighbor of South Carolina  Immediate Needs, located in Myrtle Beach, serving Horry and Georgetown Counties

New Directions of Horry County  Sustaining Partnership, located in Myrtle Beach, serving Horry County

St. Cyprian Outreach Center  Immediate Needs, located in Georgetown, serving Georgetown, Charleston, WIlliamsburg and Horry Counties

Teach My People Breaking the Cycle, located in Pawleys Island and Georgetown, serving Georgetown County

Village Group Breaking the Cycle, located in Georgetown, serving Georgetown County

Vital Aging of Williamsburg CountyImmediate Needs, located in Kingstree, serving Williansburg County

Upstate and Northeastern SC

A Childs Haven Inc Immediate Needs, located in Greenville, serving Greenville, Spartanburg and Pickens Counties

Anderson Free ClinicImmediate Needs, located in Anderson, serving Anderson County

Anderson Interfaith MinistriesBreaking the Cycle, located in Anderson, serving Anderson Oconee and Pickens Counties

Angels Charge Ministry Immediate Needs, located in Spartanburg, serving Spartanburg, Greenville, Laurens, Pickens, Union, York, Cherokee, Anderson, Greenwood and Oconee Counties

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate Inc Immediate Needs, located in Greenville, serving Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg Counties

Central Baptist Church Immediate Needs, located in Gaffney, serving Cherokee County

Chester Center of Hope  Immediate Needs, located in Chester, serving Chester

Classroom Central Inc  Immediate Needs, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, serving Lancaster County

Community Initiatives  – Breaking the Cycle, located in Greenwood, serving Greenvood, Abbeville, Saluda, McCormick and Edgefield

Compass of CarolinaBreaking the Cycle, located in Greenville, serving Greenville, Laurens, Anderson, Pickens and Spartanburg Counties

Developmental Center for Exceptional Children Immediate Needs, located in Anderson, serving Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties

Family Promise of Anderson County Immediate Needs, located in Anderson, serving Anderson, Abbeville, Oconee, Pickens and Greenville Counties

Food Bank of Greenwood CountyImmediate Needs, located in Greenwood, serving Greenwood County

Friends Of The Union County Carnegie Library Immediate Needs, located in Union, serving Union County

Golden Corner Food Pantry Immediate Needs, located in Seneca,serving Oconee County

Great Falls Referral Assistance Service Project Immediate Needs, located in Great Falls, serving Chester and Fairfield Counties

Greenville Free Medical Clinic Immediate Needs, located in Greenville, serving Greenville County

Greenville Tech Foundation Breaking the Cycle, located in Greenville, serving Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens and Laurens County

Healthy Smiles of SpartanburgImmediate Needs, located in Spartanburg, serving Cherokee and Spartanburg Counties

Hispanic Alliance Systems Level Change, located in Greenville, serving Greenville County

Homes of Hope Sustaining Partnership, located in Greenville, serving Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, York, Laurens, Richland and Charleston Counties

Hope In Lancaster, Inc.  Immediate Needs, located in Lancaster, serving Lancaster and Chester

Housing Development Corporation of Rock Hill  Immediate Needs, located in Rock Hill, serving York County

Hub City Farmers Market Immediate Needs, located in Spartanburg, serving Spartanburg County

Jasmine Road Inc. Immediate Needs, located in Greenville, serving Greenville County

Meals On Wheels Of Greenville IncImmediate Needs, located in Greenville, serving Greenville County

Middle Tyger Community CenterBreaking the Cycle, located in Lyman, serving Spartanburg Couunty

Mill Community Ministries Immediate Needs, located in Greenville, serving Greenville and Pickens

Neighborhood Focus Immediate Needs, located in Greenville, serving Greenville County

Northside Development Corporation Breaking the Cycle, located in Spartanburg, serving Spartanburg County

Partners For Active LivingImmediate Needs, located in Spartanburg, serving Spartanburg County

Pendleton Place  Immediate Needs, located in Greenville, serving Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee,Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Saluda, Spartanburg and Union Counties

Pickens County Advocacy Center Inc Immediate Needs, located in Easley, serving Pickens County

Pickens County Meals On Wheels Inc Immediate Needs, located in Liberty, serving Pickens County

Rebuild Upstate Immediate Needs, located in Greenville, serving Anderson, Greenville, Oconee and Pickens Counties

Safe Harbor Inc Immediate Needs, located in Greenville, serving Anderson, Greenville, Oconee and Pickens Counties

Taylors Free Medical Clinic  Immediate Needs, located in Taylors, serving Greenville County

The Children’s CouncilImmediate Needs, located in Lancaster, serving Lancaster County

The Foothills AllianceImmediate Needs, located in Anderson, serving Anderson and Oconee Countues

United Christian Ministries of Abbeville County  – Immediate Needs, located in Abbeville, serving Abbeville County

United MinistriesBreaking the Cycle, located in Greenville, serving Greenville and Laurens Counties

United Way Of Greenville/OnTrack Greenville Sustaining Partnership, located in Greenville, serving Greenville County

United Way of the Piedmont  Breaking the Cycle, located in Spartanburg, serving Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union Counties

Upstate Warrior Solution IncImmediate Needs, located in Greenville, serving Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and Union Counties

Serving Statewide

Carolina Youth Development Center Immediate Needs, located in Charleston

Community Works Breaking the Cycle, located in Greenville

FoodShare Systems Level Change, located in Columbia

Healthy LearnersFamily Ministry, located in Columbia

Homeless Period ProjectImmediate Needs, located in Greenville

HomeWorks of AmericaImmediate Needs, located in Columbia

Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation of South Carolina Immediate Needs, located in Spartanburg

ICNA Relief USA, Shifa Free Clinic Immediate Needs, located in Mt. Pleasant

Impact America Immediate Needs, located in Greenville

Institute For Child Success Systems Level Change, located in Greenville

Meyer Center For Special Children Immediate Needs, located in Greenville

Operation Sight Immediate Needs, located in Mount Pleasant

Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter Immediate Needs, located in Columbia

PASOs ProgramsBreaking the Cycle, located in Columbia

Root & Rebound Systems Level Change, located in Greenville

Serve & ConnectSystems Level Change, located in Columbia

Soteria Community Development Corporation (CDC) Breaking the Cycle, located in Greenville

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families – Family Ministry, located in Columbia

Southeastern Chapter National Safety Council – Immediate Needs, located in Columbia

SC Collaborative for Race and Reconciliation  Systems Level Change, located in Columbia

South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public HealthSystems Level Change, located in Columbia

Student Action with Farmworkers Systems Level Change, headquartered in Durham, NC

Welvista, Inc.Immediate Needs, located in Columbia

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, founded in 1996. Their mission is to address the needs of families and individuals experiencing poverty throughout the state of South Carolina. Through the strategic use of resources they seek to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.