Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina releases its 2013 grant awards totals

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has released its Grant Awards totals for 2013 in the areas of Health, Education, and Social Services.

Since 1996, the foundation has awarded close to $50 Million in over 1,700 grants in an effort to help families in South Carolina live out of poverty. These awards range in size, scope, and depth from the smaller Caritas grants, providing support to organizations dealing with situational poverty or crisis poverty, to the strategic grant, where the foundation comprehensively works with the organization in partnership to affect organizational and community and to enhance results, maximize resources and to insure that measurable change occurs.

In 2013, the foundation awarded $2.1 Million in 133 grants to recipients in all 46 counties of the state of South Carolina. In the area of education, the foundation awarded 24 grants totaling $659,500 to:
Anderson Interfaith Ministries       
Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry    
City Year, Inc.    
Columbia College    
Felician Center Inc    
Fellowship of Christian Athletes    
Healing Species    
KidsGrow SchoolYard Garden Classroom    
Metanoia Community Development Corporation    
Midlands Middle College    
Midlands Technical College Foundation    
Miss Ruby’s Kids    
Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services, Inc.    
Roscoe Reading Program    
South Carolina Afterschool Alliance    
South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations    
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School    
St. Martin de Porres Catholic School    
Student Action with Farmworkers    
Teachers Supply Closet    
The Family Effect Foundation    
Trident Literacy Association, Inc.    
Wings For Kids    
Winthrop University    

In the area of Health, the Foundation awarded 25 grants totaling $407,500 to:
Abbeville Free Medical Clinic    
Anderson Free Clinic    
Association for the Blind    
Camp Discovery    
Classy Smiles Inc    
Columbia Free Medical Clinic    
Dream Center Clinic Inc    
Friendship Medical Clinic and Pharmacy, Inc.    
Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic    
Good Samaritan Clinic    
Good Samaritan Medical Clinic    
Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic of Laurens County    
Healthy Learners    
Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg    
Med-I-Assist Inc    
Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc.    
Palmetto Volunteers in Medicine Clinic    
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands    
South Carolina Department of Social Services    
South Carolina Hospital Research & Education Foundation Inc    
South Carolina Research Foundation    
Springbank Christian Center Dominican Retreat House    
United Way of the Midlands    
Welvista, Inc.    

In the area of Social Services, the Foundation awarded 84 grants totaling $994,525 to:
Adams Northeast AME Church    
Allendale Correctional Worship Center    
Birthright of Georgetown    
Blackville CdC Partners For Progress Inc.    
Bluffton Self Help    
Caring And Sharing Inc    
Chapin We Care Center    
Charleston Area Senior Citizens Services Inc    
Christ Central Ministries Inc    
Christian Assistance Bridge    
Clarendon County Community Development Corporation    
Clean Start    
Coastal Community Foundation Of South Carolina Inc    
Coastal Rescue Mission Inc    
Community Development Corporation of Marlboro County    
Community Kitchen Inc. of Myrtle Beach    
DAV & Elderly Assistants For Life Inc    
East Cooper Meals On Wheels    
Family Promise of Anderson County    
Family Shelter    
Food Bank Of Greenwood County    
Fort Lawn Community Center    
Franciscan Center    
Freedom Within Walls    
From God To You Ministries Inc    
General Instruction for Tomorrow    
Georgetown County School District-Kensington Elementary School    
Golden Corner Ministries    
Good Samaritan House of Fairfield County    
Grace Ministries    
Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network    
Greer Community Ministries, Inc.    
Hands Of Christ    
Happy Gifts Corporation    
Harvest Hope Food Bank    
Helping and Lending Outreach Support (HALOS)    
Helping Hands of Goose Creek, Inc.    
Homes of Hope, Inc.    
Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center    
Lab S Helping Hands    
Lancaster County Outreach Project    
Lowcountry Food Bank, Inc.    
M.K., Inc.    
Midlands Holy Family Fund Inc    
Midlands Housing Alliance Inc    
North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry    
Nurturing Center    
Oliver Gospel Mission    
Operation Home    
Our Lady of Mercy Neighborhood House    
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Center    
PK Outreach Inc.    
Pro Bono Legal Services, Inc.    
Riverside Community Development Corporation    
Sewee to Santee Economic Foundation    
South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families    
South Carolina Grantmakers Network    
South Carolina STRONG    
Southeastern Council on Foundations    
St. Christopher’s Children, Inc.    
St. Cyprian Outreach Center    
St. Johns Episcopal Church    
St. Mary Catholic Church Social Concerns Outreach    
St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church    
St. Theresa Conference of St. Vincent De Paul Society    
Teach My People    
The Action Council for Cross Cultural Mental Health and Human Services    
The Friendship Place    
The Lighthouse Ministries    
The Lighthouse Ministries    
The Naomi Project    
Trinity Assembly Of God    
Trinity Housing Corporation    
Under One Roof Services Inc    
United Center for Community Care    
United Christian Ministries Of Abbeville County Inc    
United Way of the Midlands    
University of South Carolina College of Social Work    
Upstate Family Resource Center    
Vital Aging Of Williamsburg County Inc    
Winfield Heights Baptist Church    
Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Inc.    

“The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina’s vision is that families in this state have the resources to live out of poverty,” said Tom Keith, president. “These organizations are addressing poverty in South Carolina through their programs and services. We hope this funding will help strengthen and support their work as they serve those in need.”

Organizations wishing to apply for funding should visit

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