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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Distributes $1.3 Million in Grants

SOUTH CAROLINA – (May 14, 2024) The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has announced its Cycle 1 grant awards. In this funding distribution, the Foundation awarded 94 grants totaling $1,307,000 to nonprofit organizations working to reduce poverty in South Carolina. This year’s grant recipients serve all 46 counties in South Carolina, and many of these nonprofits provide services across the state.  

Since 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded over 1,100 grants to South Carolina nonprofits totaling over $81 million. 

“The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is excited to announce grant funding for organizations affecting lasting and sustainable positive change across our state,” said Donna Waites, President of Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. “These organizations are seeking innovative solutions to challenging problems throughout our communities, and we are proud to work alongside them in building a thriving South Carolina.” 

These grants are awarded to nonprofits that are working to reduce poverty in South Carolina in one of three ways:  

  • Meeting the immediate needs of people experiencing poverty 
  • Breaking the cycle of poverty 
  • Working to change the systems that are drivers of poverty 

Macon Lovelace, the Chairman of the Board of Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, added, “We remain committed to meeting our mission of reducing poverty through responsible financial stewardship, leadership, and advocacy. It is an honor to support these organizations as we all work together to create a South Carolina where all people have the resources to thrive.” 

2024 Cycle 1 Grantee Partners

Upstate and Northeastern SC

Anderson Interfaith Ministries, Inc. (AIM)
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Anderson; serving Anderson, Oconee, Pickens

Angels Charge Ministry
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Spartanburg; serving Spartanburg

Bethel Men’s Shelter
Immediate Needs
Located in York; serving York, Lancaster, Chester

Big Brothers Big Sisters Upstate
Immediate Needs
Located in Greenville; serving Greenville, Spartanburg, Laurens, Anderson, Pickens, Oconee

Catholic Charities of South Carolina – Immigration Services
Systems Level Change
Located in Greenville; serving Statewide

Community Initiatives
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Greenwood; serving Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens Saluda

Community Works
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Greenville; serving Statewide

Compass of Carolina
Immediate Needs
Located in Greenville; serving Greenville, Statewide

First Impression
Immediate Needs
Located in Greenville; serving Greenville

Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic of Laurens County
Immediate Needs
Located in Laurens; serving Laurens

GRASP
Immediate Needs
Located in Chester; serving Chester, Fairfield

Greenville Tech Foundation (African American Male Scholars Initiative)
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Greenville; serving Greenville

Hispanic Alliance
Systems Level Change
Located in Greenville; serving Greenville, Charleston

Homes of Hope
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Greenville; Anderson, Charleston, Greenville, Laurens, Lexington, Spartanburg, York

HOPE Missions of the Upstate
Immediate Needs
Located in Anderson; serving Anderson

i58
Immediate Needs
Located in Chester; serving Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union, York

Institute for Child Success
Systems Level Change
Located in Grenville; serving Statewide

KNOW(2)
Immediate Needs
Located in Cherokee; serving Cherokee

Laurens County Cancer Association
Immediate Needs
Located in Laurens; serving Laurens

Middle Tyger Community Center
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Spartanburg; serving Spartanburg

Nehemiah Community Revitalization Corporation
Immediate Needs
Located in Greenville; serving Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Spartanburg

Neighborhood Focus
Immediate Needs
Located in Greenville; serving Greenville

Northside Development Corporation
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Spartanburg; serving Spartanburg

Palmetto Community Health Care
Immediate Needs
Located in York; serving Lancaster, York

Pickens County Advocacy Center
Immediate Needs
Located in Pickens; serving Pickens, Anderson, Oconee, Greenville

Root & Rebound
Systems Level Change
Located in Greenville; serving Statewide

Servants for Sight
Immediate Needs
Located in Greenville; serving Pickens, Greenville, Laurens

Soteria Community Development Corporation
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Greenville; serving Greenville

Step by Step Ministry Hope Project
Immediate Needs
Located in Greenville; serving Greenville

The Center for Community Self Help
Systems Level Change
Located in Greenville; serving Statewide

United Ministries
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Greenville; serving Greenville

United Way of Greenville County Incorporated (On Track Greenville)
Systems Level Change
Located in Greenville; serving Greenville

United Way of the Piedmont
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Spartanburg; serving Spartanburg, Cherokee, Union

YouthBASE
Immediate Needs
Located in Greenville; serving Greenville

Pee Dee and Grand Strand

Carolina Human Reinvestment (CHRSC)
Immediate Needs
Located in Georgetown; serving Georgetown

Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach
Immediate Needs
Located in Horry; serving Horry

Dillon County First Steps
Immediate Needs
Located in Dillon; serving Dillon

Family Support Services of Horry County, Inc.
Immediate Needs
Located in Horry; serving Horry

Felician Center
Immediate Needs
Located in Williamsburg; serving Williamsburg

Freedom Readers
Immediate Needs
Located in Horry; serving Horry, Georgetown

Friendship Medical Clinic and Pharmacy
Immediate Needs
Located in Horry; serving Horry

Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach, Inc.
Immediate Needs
Located in Horry; serving Horry

Helping Hands of Georgetown
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Georgetown; serving Georgetown

Miss Ruby’s Kids
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Georgetown; serving Georgetown

New Directions of Horry County
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Horry; serving Horry, Georgetown

St. Cyprian Outreach
Immediate Needs
Located in Georgetown; serving Horry, Georgetown, Williamsburg

Teach My People
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Georgetown; serving Georgetown

The Naomi Project
Immediate Needs
Located in Florence; serving Statewide

The Village Group
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Georgetown; serving Georgetown, Horry

Midlands

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (Cover SC)
Systems Level Change
Located in Richland; serving Statewide

Cola Town Bike Collective
Immediate Needs
Located in Richland; serving Richland, Lexington

EmmanuWheel
Immediate Needs
Located in Lexington; serving Lexington, Richland, Saluda

Family Promise of Aiken County
Immediate Needs
Located in Aiken; serving Aiken

Free Medical Clinic of Aiken, Inc.
Immediate Needs
Located in Aiken; serving Aiken

Free Medical Clinic of Newberry
Immediate Needs
Located in Newberry; serving Newberry

Good Samaritan Clinic
Immediate Needs
Located in Lexington; serving Lexington, Richland

Homeless No More
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Richland; serving Richland, Lexington

Kindred Hearts SC
Immediate Needs
Located in Richland; serving Chesterfield, Lexington, Marlboro, Clarendon, Dorchester, Laurens, Richland

Koinonia of Columbia
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Richland; serving Richland

Latino Communications
Immediate Needs
Located in Richland; serving Richland, Sumter, Newberry

Midlands Mediation Center
Immediate Needs
Located in Richland; serving Richland, Lexington, Kershaw

Serve & Connect
Systems Level Change
Located in Richland; serving Statewide

South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health
Systems Level Change
Located in Richland; serving Statewide

Turning Pages SC
Immediate Needs
Located in Richland; serving Richland, Aiken, Lexington

University of South Carolina (PASOs)
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Richland; serving Statewide

University of South Carolina Educational Foundation – FoodShare
Systems Level Change
Located in Richland; serving Statewide

Lowcountry

Avery C Thompson Sr. Community Center
Immediate Needs
Located in Hampton; serving Hampton, Colleton, Jasper

Beyond Our Walls
Immediate Needs
Located in Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Bridges of Hope
Immediate Needs
Located in Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Charleston Legal Access
Systems Level Change
Located in Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services
Systems Level Change
Located in Charleston; serving Charleston

Communities in Schools of South Carolina
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Charleston; serving Charleston, Lexington, Greenville, Richland, Berkeley, Hampton, Fairfield

Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center
Immediate Needs
Located in Dorchester; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Edisto Indian Free Clinic
Immediate Needs
Located in Dorchester; serving Dorchester, Charleston, Colleton

Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Good Neighbor Medical Clinic
Immediate Needs
Located in Beaufort; serving Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

HELP of Summerville
Immediate Needs
Located in Dorchester; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Helping and Lending Outreach Support, HALOS
Systems Level Change
Located in Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Hilton Head Island Safe Harbour
Immediate Needs
Located in Beaufort; serving Beaufort

Jewish Family Services of Greater Charleston
Immediate Needs
Located in Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Lowcountry Local First
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Meals on Wheels of Summerville
Immediate Needs
Located in Dorchester; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Metanoia Community Development Corporation
Systems Level Change
Located in Charleston; serving Charleston

North Charleston Dental Outreach
Immediate Needs
Located in Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

Operation Sight
Immediate Needs
Located in Charleston; serving Statewide

Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Low Country
Immediate Needs
Located in Beaufort; serving Beaufort, Jasper

Second Chance Bikes
Immediate Needs
Located in Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

South Carolina Coastal Conservation League
Systems Level Change
Located in Charleston; serving Statewide

Teachers’ Supply Closet
Immediate Needs
Located in Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester

The ARK of  South Carolina
Immediate Needs
Located in Dorchester; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton, Orangeburg

The Sustainability Institute
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Charleston; serving Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper

Turn 90
Breaking the Cycle
Located in North Charleston; serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Richland, Lexington

WINGS
Breaking the Cycle
Located in Charleston; serving Lexington, Richland, Berkeley

Outside of SC, Serving Statewide

Student Action Farmworkers
Systems Level Change
Located Outside of SC; serving Statewide

© 2024 Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. All Rights Reserved.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.
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