The Sisters of Charity Foundation has awarded $2.4 million in grants to 136 S.C. nonprofits, including dozens in the Midlands.
The recipients align with the foundation’s mission of reducing poverty in the state by meeting immediate needs, working to the break the cycle of poverty, and/or working to for systemic change, according to a new release from the foundation.
“During this first cycle of grants in 2020, we are once again reminded of, not just the great need in our state, but the many assets in the hundreds of nonprofits who are serving families and individuals who are in of need support,” Tom Keith, foundation president and CEO, said in the release. “South Carolina is a state that rallies around our neighbors and we are blessed with strong nonprofit leaders and collaborating organizations that are making positive change.”
The Sisters of Charity Foundation, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, has been working to combat poverty in South Carolina since 1996.
A full list of recipients is available online.
Midlands nonprofits receiving grants are:
- Area Churches Together Serving Acts
- Communities in Schools of the Midlands
- Free Medical Clinic of Aiken Inc.
- Good Samaritan Clinic
- Harvest Hope Food Bank
- Healthy Learners
- Hive Community Circle
- Homeless No More
- HomeWorks of America
- Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas
- Midlands Housing Alliance/Transitions
- Midlands Mediation Center
- My Amigos Bilingual Education Center
- Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter
- PASOs Programs
- S.C. Collaborative for Race and Reconciliation
- Senior Resources
- Serve & Connect
- Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
- S.C. Center for Fathers and Families
- South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health
- Southeastern Chapter National Safety Council
- The Free Medical Clinic
- United Way of Kershaw County
- University of South Carolina Salkehatchie
- Welvista Inc.