Established in 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is a faith-based organization, deeply rooted in the principles of the Gospel and the traditions of the Catholic Church. As a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, the foundation is committed to addressing the causes and effects of poverty in South Carolina.

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The foundation is dedicated to efforts that help build a sustainable, healthy economy, promote educational success, support stronger families and contribute to long-term community development.

In order to achieve these results, the foundation uses its own resources, including making grants to eligible organizations in South Carolina. The foundation also explores endeavors to mobilize the resources of others, especially through partnerships, to confront the fundamental causes of poverty and reduce its impact across the state.

Learn more at www.sistersofcharitysc.com.


In addition to its grantmaking, the foundation currently has a greater commitment in the following areas that affect the underserved in South Carolina:


A statewide initiative designed to reduce poverty through father engagement, working to strengthen relationships between low-income fathers and their families in South Carolina.


Supports congregations of women religious in their efforts with the poor and underserved, and work to strengthen and sustain sister-led ministries in South Carolina.


In South Carolina, more than 50,000 grandparents have primary responsibility for their grandchildren. The initiative continues the foundation"s mission to help others live out of poverty by advocating and raising awareness for families that are often overlooked due to their socioeconomic status.


Enhancing individual and family well-being through grant making; forming strategic partnerships to support organizations that lift immigrant families out of poverty; and supporting efforts to build inclusive, welcoming environments for immigrants and their children.


Providing nonprofit organizations and leaders in South Carolina with the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge and enhance educational access, while cultivating personal and organizational responsibility and capacity.

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Established 1996

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina 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.


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June 21, 2021

The Post and Courier highlights work of South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families to help men play active roles in their children's lives

On Father"s Day, the Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina) highlighted the work the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families does to help men play active roles in their children"s lives and why dads are so vital to the well-being of their children, the safety of communities and the economy of the state. The article also highlighted the impact the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has had on the center.


South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Outreach, Foundations

June 11, 2021

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards 91 grants totaling $1.5 million; reaches $80 million over 25 years

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded its first round of 2021 grants totaling $1,516,500 to 91 nonprofits that are working to make life better for people experiencing poverty. This latest round of awards pushes the total amount of grant funding to $80 million that the foundation has awarded nonprofits in South Carolina over its 25-year history.


May 11, 2021

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina supports life-changing work of Greenville Homeless Alliance

On January 13, Greenville County condemned the Economy Inn on Augusta Road for the second time in three years, citing plumbing, electrical, and heating issues and a lack of smoke detectors. The 80 people who were displaced—aged 3 weeks to 80 years—had immediate needs, especially transportation and a safe place to live. With support from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina and others, the Greenville Homeless Alliance stepped in to help.


March 2, 2021

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina celebrates Black History Month with video series

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina celebrated Black History Month in February by honoring Black Americans who may not be as well-known, but whose contributions to America are historic. This year, in addition to staff, the foundation tapped a number of trustees and committee members to help in its efforts through the creation of videos that feature the work of incredible individuals that may not be known.


January 27, 2021

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina releases comprehensive poverty study

Poverty in South Carolina ranks among the highest in the United States. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina works to address the root causes of poverty and its effects in South Carolina “through action, advocacy, and leadership.” The foundation has released a comprehensive report about poverty in South Carolina. Titled "South Carolina: Structural Factors Associated with Poverty," the report presents findings from research that quantitatively assesses the factors that contribute to poverty throughout the state.


November 25, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina impact in Charleston area highlighted by The Post and Courier newspaper

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded $359,500 in grants to 46 nonprofits across South Carolina. The Post and Courier highlighted how these grants are helping organizations in the Charleston area.


November 13, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $359,500 in grants to help make life better for people experiencing poverty

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded grants totaling $359,500 to 46 nonprofits that are working to make life better for people experiencing poverty. These nonprofits 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 systems that are considered to be drivers of poverty.