COLUMBIA — The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded its Community Enrichment grants for 2018. The Foundation’s mission to address poverty in all of its forms is reflected in its decision-making around Community Enrichment grants. These grants are designed to support nonprofits whose comprehensive services are based on experience, research and evidence-based models to break the cycle of poverty and provide long-term life change. These grants are awarded once per year and are intended to be expended in a twelve month period.
A total of the 22 community organizations received a total of $373,500 in funding from the Sisters of Charity Foundation including:
• United Way Of The Piedmont
The press release states that funding will support the financial stability navigator program which will provide intensive case management and care coordination to Spartanburg and Union County families who have started on the path to self-sufficiency through the UWP’s community-wide “2,000 in 2,000” Financial Stability Initiative. Barriers to be addressed through this programming include a lack of dependable and affordable transportation to work; unemployment or under-employment; a sudden loss of an income stream; insufficient money management skills and credit understanding; substandard or temporary housing; and no savings to cover unplanned or emergency expenditures.
The other organizations to receive Community Enrichment grants from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina are:
Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM)
Charleston Promise Neighborhood
Compass of Carolina
Foothills Family Resources
Helping Hands of Georgetown
Hope Center for Children
Middle Tyger Community Center
Miss Ruby’s Kids
New Directions of Horry County
Northside Development Corporation
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Soteria Community Development Corporation
Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources (SHARE)
Teach My People
Turning Leaf Project
Village Group’s Plantersville Summer Academy
About The Sisters of Charity Foundation Of South Carolina
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, established in 1996, is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved in all 46 South Carolina counties, and strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.