Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $172,000 to 10 Community Enrichment grantees.
The Community Enrichment “open” grants process is designed to provide financial support to organizations addressing poverty. Applicants should have a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status and provide programs or services within the state of South Carolina. Grants are generally awarded in the $5,000-$20,000 range, and a requirement will be the submission of a specific budget and narrative to support the grant request. Awards are for one-year with no guarantee of additional funding in subsequent years. Funding requests may be for new programs, existing programs with proven success, strategic planning, collaborative projects, leverage or matching fund opportunities, or other justifiable programs.
The ten recently awarded Community Enrichment grantees are:
Charleston Area Senior Citizens Services Inc. – A financial planning, tracking, and case management service that identifies traditional and non-traditional resources for poor seniors. (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester)
Harvest Hope Food Bank – This program provides children ages of 4 -14, that qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch at their local school, with a backpack of food each Friday during the school year. (Florence, Darlington, Lee, Marion)
Healing Species – Expansion of a character-based literacy program for elementary school children utilizing rescued dogs that are trained to interact with the children. (Lexington, Orangeburg)
Midlands Housing Alliance – Funding for operational support for this program that provides a variety of housing options and supportive services to homeless individuals.(Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter)
Midlands Housing Trust Fund – Operational funding support for creation of affordable housing in the Midlands. (Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Richland)
Midlands Middle College – Providing comprehensive and intensive career, leadership and soft skills training and mentoring to at-risk female senior high school students of Midlands Midland College. (Fairfield, Lexington, Richland)
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands – A youth violence prevention program for middle and high school aged youth. (Richland, Greenville, Charleston, Florence, Aiken, Spartanburg)
The Free Medical Clinic – Providing primary care, limited specialty care, and pharmacy services to patients whose income is at or below 138% of the Federal poverty level. (Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, Newberry, Kershaw, Orangeburg)
The Women’s Shelter – Providing a safe environment for homeless women in crisis and the necessary resources to build strong and healthy lives. (South Carolina)
Work in Progress – Support to assist persons with a diagnosis of mental illness with obtaining, retaining and maintaining meaningful employment opportunities. (Lexington, Richland)
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 undeserved in all 46 South Carolina counties, and strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.
Moore Beauston & Woodham LLP Announces New Hire
Geoffrey B. Busby has joined the tax and business consulting practice as a Staff Accountant in the firm’s West Columbia office. Geoff received his Master of Accountancy-Taxation, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration-Accounting and Finance, and Bachelor of Arts-History from the University of South Carolina and is a CPA candidate. He has worked as a tax professional for one season and has over nine years of experience in the insurance industry as a Licensed Producer. Geoff is a member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Hires Donna Waites
In this role, Mrs. Waites will oversee the Foundation’s Collaboration for Ministry Initiative’s program management and capacity building, as well as the coordination of the annual conference of Women Religious. She will also facilitate the Foundation’s Responsive Grantmaking efforts through Caritas and Community Enrichment grants.
Donna Waites earned a bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina where she completed a grant writing course, receiving grant specialist certification. She also completed a Principles and Techniques of Fundraising Course through the University of Indiana Fundraising School.
Most recently, Waites served as Director of Philanthropy for the Providence Hospital Development Foundation. Earlier in her career, she led the fund development program for Healthy Learners. She has over 14 years of experience in the nonprofit sector.
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.