Sisters of Charity Foundation of S.C. awards $550,000 in grants

COLUMBIA — The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded 12 Responsive Grants totaling $550,000 to nonprofit and faith-based organizations across the state.
According to a press release, the grants help address the causes of poverty using strategic methods that allow the foundation to work closely with grantees and develop collaborative relationships by selectively offering focused technical assistance and monitoring through site visits.
Responsive Grants are awarded once a year. Organizations receiving 2009 Responsive Grants included: Charles­ton Orphan House Inc. in Charleston, $20,000; Eau Claire Shalom Ministries in Richland, $25,000; Healing Species in Bamberg, $40,000; Helping and Lending Outreach Support in Charles­­ton, $35,000; Midlands Education and Business Alliance in Richland, $25,000; Miracle Hill Ministries, Inc./Miracle Life Mission in Cherokee, $50,000; Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Center in Aiken, $30,000; Salkehatchie Healthy Communities Collaborative in Allendale, $120,000; Teach My People in Georgetown, $35,000; United Center for Community Care in Greenwood, $25,000; University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Richland, $75,000; and Wings for Kids in Charles­ton, $70,000.
The foundation is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. It is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved in South Carolina by addressing the root causes of poverty, emphasizing youth and family and measuring the outcomes of these efforts.
To apply for a Responsive Grant or for information on the application process and deadlines, visit the Sisters of Charity Foundation online at, or call (803) 254-0230.