President’s Letter

“Wherever someone is reaching out, asking for a helping hand in order to get up, this is where our presence must be.”

Gerald Smalls

Tom Keith

In the spirit of The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina began its journey in philanthropy in May of 1996.  For twenty years, the Foundation has been committed to providing resources so that individuals and families can “live out of poverty” and has invested over $62 million in the areas of education, health, and social services through more than 2,200 grants in all 46 counties of the state.

As we mark our 20th Anniversary, we reflect on the many lives that have been touched by the scope of our work.  Through our grantmaking efforts, expanded advocacy and strategic initiatives, dedication to strengthening the leadership of non-profits across the state, and support of the dedicated Women Religious serving in South Carolina, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to being not only a supportive presence but a force for change in addressing issues surrounding poverty in South Carolina.

In 2016, we awarded 167 grants totaling over $2 million.  The Foundation partnered with a multitude of nonprofit organizations committed to serving those living in poverty as well as addressing systemic change, invested in initiatives committed to lifting up immigrant families and kinship care providers, collaborated to enhance statewide nonprofit leadership and educational programming, and supported emerging student leaders in the world of philanthropy at Benedict College and Columbia College.

Throughout the last 20 years, the Foundation has been driven by a spirit of service set forth by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and we continue to be grateful for their guidance as we work towards addressing issues of injustice and ending the cycle of poverty in South Carolina.  We are thankful for the direction and support of our Board of Trustees under the leadership of Gerald Smalls and look forward to continuing to be a strong presence to serve those most in need in South Carolina.

While we take this time to reflect on 2016 and the past 20 years of service, it is important to also note that while the numbers of grants we’ve awarded, the dollar amounts given, the number of people served – all impressive and important – we also know that behind each number, there is a life, a story, a heart and spirit loved by God and by us. Each life touched by our efforts has in turn been a blessing for us and for this we are truly and humbly grateful.

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Gerald Smalls

Tom Keith

Grants Awarded Since 1996
Grants Awarded in 2016 Totaling Over $2 Million
Million Awarded in Education, Health and Social Services


Foundation Grantee

Vital Aging Faces Challenges with Heart

Nonprofits inevitably face challenges that are out of their hands. Whether it be an economic downturn or a lack of resources, at some point all nonprofits are forced to weather the storm and continue serving their community.

Vital Aging of Williamsburg County has done its fair share of weathering the storm—three, to be exact. They were severely impacted by the ice storm of 2014, the historic flood in 2015, and the effects of Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Throughout all of this, Vital Aging was able to continue its reach to the elderly of Williamsburg County.

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“This population greatly depends on their home delivered meal as their primary source for balanced nutrition. Home delivered meals often help maintain a senior’s independence and allow them to remain in their home longer.” 

Robert Welch, Executive Director

PLACE Fellows

Teaching Philanthropy to the next Generation of Leaders

For 20 years the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has been dedicated to not only helping families live out of poverty through philanthropy, but to creating awareness about the world of philanthropy to different populations. Four years ago, the Foundation, along with Columbia College, dedicated funding and time to the P.L.A.C.E. Fellows Program, a program designed to increase students’ awareness of philanthropy, leadership, and community engagement.

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“We recognized that there were emerging, vibrant leaders coming on the horizon,” Spigner said. “The Foundation wanted to use a portion of their resources to really hone in on that and collaborate with Columbia College to create an innovative program.”

Collaboration for Ministry Initiative

Visionary, Intensive and Collaborative – Supporting Women Religious in S.C.

“From the outset, this work has been visionary, intensive and collaborative. “Kathy Csank, primary researcher. The vision for the Collaboration for Ministry Initiative came from the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, who had a long history of supporting the work of women religious, funding ministries in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and South Carolina, through their foundations.

The CSA leadership were well ahead of the curve in recognizing the impact that the aging and steady decline in numbers of women religious would have on the Sisters’ ministries in the future, and most importantly on the individuals, families and communities served by them, and they brought forward an idea for a new Foundation Initiative that would address this challenge, primarily through collaboration.

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“Predicated on the belief that, in these challenging times, sustainability of ministries could be enhanced through collaboration, CMI began with a major research project designed to gather first hand information from women religious about ministry needs, plans for sustainability, and thoughts about the value of and potential for collaboration.”


Engaging communities, strengthening families and laying the groundwork for social change.

Every person deserves equal opportunity and access to resources to care for themselves and their families regardless of where they are born, grow, play, work, or live. When individuals and families have adequate resources, everyone benefits and communities thrive. In South Carolina, far too many people live on the brink and struggle each day to get ahead. Many struggle to find adequate housing, access higher education or even after working multiple jobs still have to choose between groceries, medicine, or school supplies for their children. Growing inequality and low wages are just two obstacles that people experiencing poverty face. This leads to unequal disparities and outcomes.

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“When all people have equal opportunity to grow, they can accomplish their dreams and advocate for others who follow in their footsteps. This is what advocacy is.”

“Advocacy is who we are. It’s central to our mission.”

20 Years of Grantmaking


552 Grants


South Carolina ranks near the bottom nationally in quality public education and many of the State’s rural impoverished counties are near the bottom nationally. The Foundation’s $12 million dollar investment in education has touched every county of South Carolina along with local and state departments of education.

From Pre-school and school readiness programs to Improved academic achievement and attendance through a national partnership, Education continues to be a high priority for the Foundation as it looks for new and innovative ways to improve learning both inside and out of the classroom.




355 Grants


The Foundation views health in the broad sense and has invested significantly to improve the health of individuals, families and communities throughout South Carolina. Whether it is supporting Free Medical Clinics, Healthy Learners, USC School of Medicine Health Partnership in Marlboro County or training school nurses on better ways to identify health issues among poor students or supporting student action with farmworkers to insure that those working in the field receive adequate healthcare access; it all matters to us. Supporting TANF Reauthorization and seeking Medicaid expansion for low income families, has been a priority for the Foundation.

To remain a steadfast voice and advocate for improved health and health access in the state continues to be a priority for the Foundation. Through new programs, partnerships and coalitions, the Sisters of Charity Foundation is poised to have a greater impact in the future because of these strong alliances.

Social Services

1,303 Grants


More funds than any other category has been invested by the Sisters of Charity Foundation over the last 20 years in support of social service and outreach programs. These programs exist in both urban and rural settings and provide a myriad of services to make life better for the poor and underserved of the state.

It might be job training and education for low income fathers so they can better provide for their children; programs supporting low income seniors so they are able to get transportation to doctor’s appointments, get their medication and have enough food to eat; or working with women so they have the skills needed to get a job and to reach their vocational and financial potential. It might be a women religious running a Catholic outreach center that provides food, clothing and training along with other support for a poor community.

Social services programs have been at the heart of the Foundation’s work these past two decades and continues to be one of our highest priorities.

Since 1996: 2,210 Grants were given in all 46 counties of the state

$62 Million Dollars Awarded 

20 Years of Grantees
in South Carolina

Grantees Since 2016

“Under the Palmetto Tree”
100 Black Men of Greater Columbia
A Place For Hope
A Place for Us Ministries
A.C. Flora Foundation
Abbeville Free Medical Clinic
Access Network
Adams Northeast AME Church
Adult Literacy Council of Georgetown County
Agape Ministries
Aiken Area Council on Aging
Aiken County First Steps
Aiken County Help Line
Aiken County Parenting Centers
Allendale Correctional Worship Center
Allendale County ALIVE
Allendale County Prevention Council
Alliance For Better Care
Alliance For Collaboration/Hispanic Community
Alpha Bora Comprehensive Services
Alston Middle School
Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Assoc.
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Anderson Free Clinic
Anderson Interfaith Ministries
Anderson School District V Ed Foundation
Anderson Sunshine House
Andrew Chapel Baptist Church
Arcadia Elementary School
Area Churches Together Serving Acts
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Athletes of America Helping Americans
Azalea Drive Church of Christ
Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island
Bamberg Co. Disabilities and Special Needs Board
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic
Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health
Berean Community Development Corporation
Berkeley County School District
Bethany Christian Services
Bethel AME Church
Bethel Christian Camp & Conference Center
Bethesda UMC/Williamsburg Co. Fatherhood
Bethlehem Partners in Prevention
Bible Way Social Action Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia
Billie Hardee Home for Boys
Birthright of Charleston
Birthright of Georgetown
Bishops Memorial AME Church
Black River United Way
Blackville CDC Partners for Progress
Blessed Trinity Catholic Church
Blue Goose Publishing
Bluff Road Shalom Zone CDC
Bluffton Community Center
Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine
Bluffton Self Help
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
Bowers-Rodgers Home
Bowman Temple Church of God in Christ
Boys & Girls Clubs
Brookland Foundation
Building Healthy Communities
CaBrailSong School of Vocal Arts
CADAVER Christian Fellowship Outreach
Calvary Lutheran Church
Camden-Kershaw County Child Care Center
Camp Discovery
Camp Happy Days
Cannon Street Y
Cardinal Newman High School
Care Givers For Individuals With Disabilities
CareAlliance Health Foundation
CareFIRST Carolina Foundation
CareSouth Carolina
Caring Adults Parents & Siblings Of Lee County
Caring And Sharing
Carolina Children’s Home
Carolina Youth Development Center
Carpenters Table Community Outreach Center
Catawba Care
Catawba Commission of Mental Health
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston
Catholic Church of St. James and the
Mission Church of the Resurrection
Catholic Church of the Resurrection
Catholic Counseling Services
Center for Care and Counseling
Center for Community Services
Center for Law & Public Policy
Center for Law and Social Policy
Center For Women And Children
Center of Excellence for Community
Central Carolina Community Foundation
Central Community Ministries
Chapin We Care Center
Charleston Area Community Development
Charleston Area Senior Citizens Services
Charleston Bank Consortium
Charleston County School District
Charleston Jewish Federation
Charleston Legal Access
Charleston Symphony Orchestra
Charleston Trident Urban League
Cheraw Lions Club
Chester County Adult Education
Chesterfield County First Steps
Chesterfield-Marlboro Economic Opportunity
Children In Crisis In Dorchester County
Children Unlimited
Children’s Attention Home
Children’s Law Center
Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
Children’s Outreach Programs For Education
Children’s Recovery Center
Children’s Security Blanket
Children’s Trust of South Carolina
Christ Central Ministries
Christ Our King Church/Parish
Christian Assistance Bridge
Christian Care For Children
Christian Family Y of Charleston
Christian Learning Centers of the Midlands
Christian Services
Christopher Towers
Church of the Nativity
Churches Assisting People
Circle of Hope Ministries
Citizens Opposed To Domestic Abuse
City Light Coalition
City of Charleston
City of Manning
City of North Charleston
City Year
Claflin Community Development Corp.
Clarendon Co. Community Development Corp.
Clarendon County Student Health Program
Clarendon School District 3 Parenting Program
Clarendon School District Two
Classy Smiles
Clean Start
Clemson University Cooperative Ext.
Clemson University Foundation
Clemson Institute on Family & Neighborhood Life
Clemson University Youth Learning Institute
Clover Area Assistance Center
Coastal Community Foundation Of SC
Coastal District Council
Coastal Rescue Mission
Coker College
Collaborative for Community Trust
College Summit
Colleton County Department of Social Services
Colleton County Literacy Council
Columbia Bethlehem Community Center
Columbia College
Columbia Hope In Christ Ministries
Columbia Jewish Community Center
Columbia Oral Health Clinic
Columbia Urban League
Committee of Concerned Citizens
Communities In Schools
Communities Youth in Action
Community Assistance Provider
Community Coalition of Horry County
Community Development Marlboro County
Community Foundation Of Greenville
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
Community Initiatives
Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach
Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County
Community Org. for Rights and Empowerment
Community Progressive & Creative Youth
Community Union Association
Community Works
Compass of Carolina
Cooperative Ministry
COP-Tutors Educational Center
Cornerstone Family Worship Center
Corpus Christi Assistance Ministry
COSY of Beaufort County
Count Me In To Do the Right Thing
Crescent Cities Parenting Center
Crisis Ministries
Cumberland AME Church
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Daily Bread Food Pantry/Ministries
Darlington County Council On Aging
DAV & Elderly Assistants For Life
Daybreak Ministries
Denmark-Olar School District Two
Dept. of Neuropsychiatry & Behavior Science
Digna Ochoa Center For Immigration
Diligent Hands Gracious Hearts
Dillon School District Three
Diocese of Charleston
Discovery Park Playground
District 5 Foundation for Educational Excellence
Divine Redeemer of St. Vent de Paul Society
Dominion Family Services
Doors To Freedom
Dorchester Interfaith Outreach Ministries
Dorchester Literacy Council/Project MAST
Doris Johnson Ministries Banner of Truth
Dream Center Clinic
Dream Riders
Dreher High School
DuBose Middle School
E.B. Ellington Elementary School
Eagle Harbor,
Early Learning Partnership Of York County
East Bluff Community Organization
East Cooper Community Outreach
East Cooper Meals on Wheels
Easter Seal Society of South Carolina
Eau Claire Community Council
Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers
Eau Claire Shalom Ministries
Edgefield Church of Christ
Edgefield County Youth Empowerment Center
Education Enrichment Foundation of Greenwood
County/Community Outreach Learning
Emmanuel United Methodist Church
Engaging Creative Minds
Epworth Children’s Home
ETV Endowment of SC
Eva P. Trezevant Memorial Library And Resource
Exchange Club Center
Extended Hands of Gods Servants
Fair Haven Home For Men
Fairfield Behavioral Health Services
Fairfield Board of Disabilities and Special Needs
Fairway Outreach
Faith & Hope Intervention Program
Faith Assembly of God Church @ Remount
FAMILY Community Development Center
Family Health Centers
Family Honor
Family Literacy
Family Promise
Family Service Center
Family Services
Family Shelter
Family Support Services of Horry County
Fast Forward
Father to Father Project
Felician Center
Felician Sisters of Felician Center
Fellowship of Christian Athletes of South Carolina
Fields to Families
First Baptist Church
First Christian Fellowship Church
First Nazarene Baptist Church
First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church Counseling Center
Five Rivers Community Development Corp.
Florence County Council on Aging
Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina
Florence School District One
Food Bank Of Greenwood County
Food Source Network
Foothills Care Center
Foothills Family Resources
Fort Lawn Community Center
Four Holes Indian Organization Edisto Tribal
Francis Burns Community Foundation
Franciscan Sisters of Mary
Free Medical Clinic of Aiken
Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County
Free Medical Clinic of Newberry County
Freedom Readers
Freedom Within Walls
Friends Leading Youth.
Friends Of Juvenile Justice
Friends of the McCormick County Library
Friends United
Friendship Medical Clinic and Pharmacy
Friendship Place
Friendship United Methodist Church
From God To You Ministries

General Instruction for Tomorrow
Generous Garden Project
Georgetown County
Georgetown County United Way
Gifford Recreation Department
Girl Scouts
Glenforest School
God’s Storehouse
Golden Corner Food Pantry
Golden Strip Free Clinic
Good Hope Child Development Center
Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort
Good News Gospel Fellowship
Good Samaritan Clinic
Good Samaritan House of Fairfield County
Good Samaritan Medical Clinic
Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic of Laurens County
Grace Ministries
Great Falls Referral Assistance Service Project
Great Present Food Bank
Greater Columbia Literacy Council
Greater Deep River Pentecostal Holiness Church
Greater New Hope Christian Association
Greater Spartanburg Ministries
Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network
Greenville Community Foster Parent Association
Greenville County Human Relations Commission
Greenville Free Medical Clinic
Greenville Technical College
Greenwood Community Children’s Center
Greenwood Reaches Adolescent Dreams
Greenwood Women’s Center
Greer Community Ministries
Growing Home
Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County, SC
Hagar, The Single Parent
Hampton County Disabilities Special Needs Board
Hampton County School District 2
Hands of Christ
Happy Gifts Corporation
Hartsville Interfaith Ministries
Harvest Hope Food Bank
Healing Families Foundation
Healing Properties
Healing Species
Health Connection for School Success
Healthy Columbia
Healthy Learners
Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg
Hearts & Hands Disaster Recovery
Heartworks Ministry
Help 4 Kids
Help 4 Kids Florence
Help House Ministries
Help of Beaufort
HELP of Summerville
Helping and Lending Outreach Support (HALOS)
Helping Hand Center
His Way Ministry
Hospice of Marlboro County
House of Destiny
House of Hope of the Pee Dee
House of Refuge Refuge Outreach Ministry
ICI Community Solutions
ICNA Relief USA, Shifa Free Clinic II Corinthians 5:17
Immaculate Conception
Impact America
Impact Ministries
In His Steps Ministry
Indian Waters Council, Boy Scouts of America
Innovative Alternative for Women
Institute For Child Success
Interfaith Community Services of South Carolina
Irish Children’s Summer Program
Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission
Iron City Ministries
ITN CharlestonTrident
Jacksonboro Community Center
James Island Outreach
Jasper County Boys and Girls Club
Jasper County Council on Aging
Jasper County Neighbors United
Jenkins Hill Community Development Corp
John Fling Ministries
Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center
Joshua 24:15
Jump Start
Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina
Kellett Elementary School
Kensington Elementary School
Kershaw Co Board of Disabilities & Special Needs
Kershaw County School District
Keystone Substance Abuse Services
Kids Korner After School Resource Center
KidsGrow SchoolYard Garden Classroom
Knights of Columbus
KOBAN Columbia
L.E.E.R. Family Outreach
Lab S Helping Hands
Ladies Overcoming Violent Experiences
Lancaster County Outreach Project
Lancaster County Partners for Youth
Latchkey Kids
Latinoamericanos en Accion
Lee County Council on Aging
Lee County School District
Levine Museum of the New South
Lexington Richland County School District Five
Lexington County Foster and Adoptive Parents’ Assoc.
Lexington Interfaith Community Services
Lexington School District Two
Life Builders ESL Ministry
Life Church
Life Force, The Living Vision
Lifelong Learning
Lighten Up At MUSC
Lighthouse Learning Center
Little Smurf ’s Daycare and Learning Center
Loaves & Fishes
Louies Kids
Lourie Center
Loveline Outreach Ministry
Loving America Street
Loving Arms
Lowcountry Community Development Corp.
Lowcountry Food Bank
Lowcountry Furniture Bank
Lowcountry Orphan Relief
Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority
Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas
Holy Cross Faith Memorial School
Holy Cross
Holy Temple Church of God
Home Works of America
Homeless No More
Homes of Hope
Honey Hill Neighborhood Association
Hope Center, Church of God of Prophecy
Hope Haven of the Lowcountry
Hope In Lancaster
HOPE worldwide – South Carolina
Hopewell Senior Day Care Center
Hopkins Elementary School
Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation of SC
Lutheran Social Services of the Greater Charleston
M V P Outreach Community Life Center
Macedonia Baptist Church Of Ridgeway SC
Maia Moms
Malcolm C. Hursey Elementary School
Marion Church of God Community Food Pantry
Marion County Healthcare Foundation
Marion Food Bank
Mary’s House Ministry Alliance
McCormick Children’s Home
McCormick Elementary School
Meals on Wheels Bluffton-Hilton Head
Medication Assistance Program
MedNeed of SC
Mennonite Disaster Service
Mental Health America Aiken
Mental Health Association in South Carolina
Mental Illness Recovery Center
Mepkin Abbey
Mercy Hospice of Horry County
Mercy In Me Free Medical Clinic
Mercy Medicine Clinic
Metanoia Community Development Corporation
Michael C. Butler Community Development Corp.
Middle Tyger Community Center
Midland Park Community Ministries
Midlands Education and Business Alliance
Midlands Holy Family Fund
Midlands Housing Alliance
Midlands Housing Trust Fund
Midlands Middle College
Midlands Technical College Foundation
Ministries on the Move for Christ
Ministry of Reconciliation, Drug, Alcohol
Miracle Hill Ministries
Miss Ruby’s Kids
Mission of Hope Ministries
Monarch Elementary School
Morningside Community Development Asso.
Mother Emanuel Hope Fund
Move of Faith Evangelistic Center
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church/Shalom Zone
Mission Cottage
Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church
Murrells Inlet 2007
My Sister’s Keeper
Nails In Hand
National Foundation For Credit Counseling Inc.
Native Island Business and Community Affairs
Nativity Catholic School
Nazareth Apostolic Church In Jesus Christ, Neighborhood House
Neighborhood Outreach Connection
Neighbors Who Care (South Carolina)
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
New Born Assembly Church
New Covenant House of Prayer/Vision of Hope
New Directions of Horry County
New Hope Baptist Church
New Horizon Family Care Center
New Vision Community Development Corp
Newberry College
Newberry County Memorial Hospital
Newington Elementary
Noisette Foundation
North Augusta Police Athletic League
North Family Community School
North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry
North Strand Helping Hand
NorthStar Christian Center Community Outreach
Nurturing Center
Occupational Outlook Center
Oconee County Council
Oconee Medical Center Foundation
Old Bethel United Methodist Church
Oliver Gospel Mission
Operation Home
Operation Reach Out
Operation Sight
Orangeburg Attention Homes
Orangeburg Calhoun Free Medical Clinic
O-C-A-B Community Action Agency
Organization Name
Orphan Aid Society
Our Daily Bread
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services
Our Lady of Mercy Neighborhood House
Our Lady of Peace School
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church
Our Lady of the Hills Respite Care Program
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School
Our Lady of the Rosary of St. Vincent de Paul
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Center
Our Lady’s Pantry
Outfitted for Work
Outreach Farm
Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services
Palmetto Center for Woman
Palmetto Community Hope Foundation
Palmetto Development Group
Palmetto House
Palmetto Legal Services
Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter
Palmetto Project
Parenting & Family Literacy Program
Partners Advancing Choice in Education
Partners for a Healthy Community
PASOs Programs
Pawleys Island Civic Club
Paxville Community Development Center
Peachcenter Ministries
Pee Dee Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Pee Dee Community Project
Pee Dee Indian Nation of Upper South Carolina
Pee Dee Indian Tribe of South Carolina
Pee Dee Star Consortium
Pendleton Place
Perfect Fit for Success
Phillis Wheatley Associates
Pickens County Free Medical Clinic
Piedmont Agency on Aging
Pilgrims’ Inn
Pilot Club of Columbia Foundation
PK Outreach
Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church
Presbyterian College
Prevent Child Abuse Pickens County
Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina
Prison Fellowship
Pro Bono Legal Services
Project GOAL/The Heyward Career Center
Project Life Positeen
Providence Home
Providence Hospitals
Providence Hospitals Development Foundation
PUSH for Family Enrichment
Put-Back, A Non-profit Organization
Redeemed Cathedral Missionary Baptist Church
Reformation Lutheran Church
ReGenesis Community Health Center

Respite House
Restoration Outreach And Community Dev.
Revelation Church of Word and Deed
Richland Co. Advisory Board for Foster Children
Richland Co. Court Appointed Special Advocates
Richland Co. Recreation Foundation
Richland Co. School District One
Richland Co. Sheriff ’s Department
Richland School District Two
Ridgeville (Adrian) Dominican Sisters
Riverside Community Development Corporation
Rock Hill School District Foundation
Rolling Readers of the Midlands
Roscoe Reading Program
Rosewood House of Recovery
Rural Crossroads Institute (RCI)
Rural Mission
S.O.S. Health Care
Safe Moves Family Violence Resource Center
St. Ann Foundation
St. Anne Catholic School
St. Gregory The Great Catholic Church
St. James Foundation
St. John Catholic Church
St. Joseph Catholic School
St. Peter’s Catholic Church
St. Teresa Community Outreach Empowerment
Salkehatchie Healthy Communities Collaborative
Sandalwood Community Food Pantry
Santee-Lynches Affordable Housing
Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life
SC Institute on Poverty & Deprivation
School’s Out
Sea Haven
Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation
Sea of Peace House of Prayer
Second Helpings
Senior Action
Service Over Self
Sewee to Santee Economic Foundation
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Sheldon Township Comm. Support Partnership
Shepherds Harvest
Shiloh Community Center
Silver Ring Thing
Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy
Smalls Institute For Music & Youth Leadership
Smith Medical Clinic
Society of St Vincent de Paul
Souper Bowl of Caring
SC Advocates for Agriculture
SC Afterschool Alliance
SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center
SC Arts Commission
SC Center for Family Policy
SC Center for Fathers and Families
SC Christian Action Council
SC Christian Coal. for Men and Women of Faith
SC Coastal Community Development Corp.
SC Council on Economic Education
SC Department of Education
SC Department of Social Services
SC Fair Share Education Fund
SC Fatherhood Practitioners Network
SC Federation of Women and Youth Clubs, Inc.
SC First Steps to School Readiness
SC Grantmakers Network
SC Health Coordinating Council
SC Humanities Council
SC Institute of Medicine and Public Health
SC Justice for Children
SC Medical Association Alliance
SC Museum Foundation
SC Public Health Institute
SC Research Foundation
SC Research Foundation – PASOs
SC State Office of Rural Health
SC Youth Philanthropy Partnership
South Lexington Food Pantry
South Sumter Resource Center
Southeastern Children’s Ministries
Southeastern Council of Foundations
Spartanburg Regional HC System Foundation
Spartanburg Safe Kids
Spartanburg Terrace Tenants Association
Springbank Christian Center
St. Andrew Catholic School
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
St. Ann Catholic Outreach Center
St. Anne Catholic Parish Outreach Ministry
St. Anne Catholic School
St. Anne Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society
St. Anthony Catholic Church
St. Anthony Mission
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
St. Benedict Catholic Church
St. Catherine Catholic Church
St. Christopher’s Children
St. Claire of Assisi St. Vincent de Paul Society
St. Cyprian Outreach Center
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Conference
St. Ernest Catholic Church
St. Francis By The Sea Catholic Church
St. Francis Center
St. Francis Episcopal Church
St. Francis Xavier High School
St. James Child Development Center
St. James South Santee Community Center
St. James the Greater Catholic Church
St. John Catholic School
St. John Comunity Food Ministry
St. John Neumann Catholic School
St. Johns Episcopal Church
St. Joseph Catholic Church
St. Joseph’s Conference/St. Vincent de Paul Society
St. Jude Catholic Church
St. Jude Enrichment Center
St. Louis Catholic Church
St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic
St. Mark Baptist Church
St. Mark Believers Holiness Church
St. Mark’s Catholic Church
St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church
St. Martin’s-In-The-Fields Episcopal Church
St. Mary Catholic Church
St. Mary Catholic Church Social Concerns
St. Mary Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society
St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church
St. Mary/Our Lady of Hope
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
St. Michael Catholic School
St. Peter Love Fellowship Ministry Center
St. Peter’s Catholic School
St. Peter’s Conference
St. Philip Catholic Outreach
St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church
St. Theresa Conference of St. Vincent De Paul
St. Vincent de Paul Outreach
St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Benedict’s Parish
St. William’s Catholic Church
Stand for Children Leadership Center
Stella Maris St. Vincent de Paul Society
Step By Step Ministry Hope Project
Stepping Stones Ministry
Student Action with Farmworkers
Success by 6
Sumpter Free Health Clinic
Sumter County Literacy Council
Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources
Talk to Me
Tara Hall Home for Boys
Taylors Free Medical Clinic
Teach My People
Teachers’ Supply Closet
Teaching From The Ark
Telamon Corporation
The Action Council
The ARK of South Carolina
The Bethel Family/Community Foundation
The Boys’ Home of York County
The Catholic Church of St. James
The Catholic Community
The Charleston Catholic School
The Charleston InnerCity “Midnight” Basketball
The Children’s Center
The Child’s Place
The Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center
The Concerned Citizens of Sol-Legare
The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center
The Dictionary Project
The Diocese of Charleston Office of Ethnic Ministries
The Diocese of Charleston/Catholic Schools Office
The Dreher High School Foundation
The Education Foundation
The Episcopal Church of St. Simon and St. Jude
The Family Effect Foundation
The Family Resource Center Serving Kershaw & Lee
The Free Medical Clinic
The Girls’ Home
The Good News Ministry-School
The Greater Columbia Community Relations Council
The Harmony Warehouse
The Lancaster Fatherhood Project
The Light of Hope Crisis Pregnancy Center
The Lighthouse Ministries
The Literacy Center
The Naomi Project
The Northside Resource Center
The Oratory
The Outreach Learning Center at St. Matthew
The Palmetto Horizon Foundation
The Salvation Army
The Samaritan House of Orangeburg
The School as the Center of the Community Process
The Sisters of St. Mary Namur
The South Carolina Budget and Control Board
The specialminds Foundation
The Sustainability Institute
The Therapy Place
The VOCATION Ministries
The Wiley Kennedy Foundation
The Women’s Shelter
There Is Hope Ministries, Inc.
Three Crosses Outreach
Thumbs Up
Tiger Totes Family Literacy at Geiger Elementary School
TN Development Corporation
Touching Heaven Changing Earth Outreach Inter.
Touching Lives
Transfiguration Catholic Church
Tri-Community Center
Tri-County Crisis Pregnancy Center
Trident Literacy Association
Trident Technical College Foundation
Trident United Way
Trinity Assembly Of God
Trinity Ministries
True Vine Christian Fellowship Center
Tuomey Healthcare System
Turning Leaf Project
Under One Roof Services
United Center for Community Care
United Christian Ministries of Abbeville County
United Faith Temple Church
United Methodist Relief Center
United Ministries
United Ministries Of Clarendon County
United Way Association of South Carolina
Unity in the Community Outreach
University of South Carolina – College of Social Work
University of South Carolina – Institute for Famlies
University of South Carolina Educational Foundation
University of South Carolina Salkehatchie
University of South Carolina, College of Education
University of South Carolina-College of Nursing
Upstate Family Resource Center
Upstate Fatherhood Coalition
USC Development Foundation
USC Institute of Public Affairs
USC Research Foundation
USC School of Medicine
Village Group
Village of Hope Community Development Corporation
Vital Aging of Williamsburg County
Vital Connections of the Midlands
Voices for South Carolina’s Children
Volunteers of America of the Carolinas
Voorhees College
W.E. Parker Elementary School
Waccamaw Community Development Corporation
Waccamaw Youth Center
Wadmalaw Island Citizens Improvement Committee
Waverly United for Action
We Stand for KIDS
Wesley United Methodist Church
West Columbia / Mill Creek Steppers
Westside Community Center
Wheels-Harbison Area Transit
Wholeness Holiness Retreats
Williamsburg Enterprise Community Commission
Windwood Farm
Winfield Heights Baptist Church
Winthrop University
Women’s Ministries Women Of Power International
Woodruff Free Medical Clinic
Work In Progress
Wyatts Chapel Baptist Church
York County Christian Womens Job Corps
York County Free Clinic
York School District One
Young Ladies Conquering Obstacles
Young Lions Youth Organization
Youth Academy Charter School
Youth Association of South Carolina
Youth Empowerment Services
Youth Opportunities Unlimited
Youth Service Charleston
YWCA of Greater Charleston
Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church

2016 Grant Awards


Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island
Birthright of Georgetown
Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine
Bluffton Self Help
Camp Discovery
Camp Happy Days
Caring And Sharing
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston
Center for Community Services
Charleston Jewish Federation
Charleston Legal Access
Childrens Outreach Programs For Education
Children’s Recovery Center
Circle of Hope Ministries
Community Initiatives
Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach
Daily Bread Ministries
Doors To Freedom
East Cooper Meals on Wheels
Eau Claire Shalom Ministries
Edgefield County Youth Empowerment Center
Fair Haven Home For Men
Family Promise of Anderson County
Family Support Services of Horry County
Four Holes Indian Organization Edisto Tribal
Free Medical Clinic of Aiken
Freedom Readers
Friendship Place
Good Samaritan Clinic
Good Samaritan Medical Clinic
Grace Ministries
Great Falls Referral Assistance Service Project
Greenville Free Medical Clinic
Hands of Christ
Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg
Help 4 Kids Florence
HELP of Summerville
Helping Hand Center

Hope In Lancaster
Hopewell Senior Day Care Center
Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation of South Carolina
House of Refuge Refuge Outreach Ministry
ICNA Relief USA, Shifa Free Clinic
Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center
Loving America Street
Lowcountry Furniture Bank
Lutheran Social Services of the Greater Charleston Area
Maia Moms
Mary’s House Ministry Alliance for Regaining Your Safety
Meals on Wheels Bluffton-Hilton Head
MedNeed of SC
Mercy Medicine Clinic
North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry
North Strand Helping Hand
Operation Home
Operation Sight
Peachcenter Ministries
Pee Dee Community Project
Roscoe Reading Program
Sandalwood Community Food Pantry
Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation
Smith Medical Clinic
St. John Comunity Food Ministry
Step By Step Ministry Hope Project
Stepping Stones Ministry
Taylors Free Medical Clinic
Teachers’ Supply Closet
The ARK of South Carolina
The Lighthouse Ministries
The Women’s Shelter
United Center for Community Care
Village Group
Vital Aging of Williamsburg County
York County Christian Womens Job Corps
York County Free Clinic

Collaboration for Ministry

Felician Center
Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services
Our Lady of Mercy Neighborhood House
Springbank Retreat Center
St. Cyprian Outreach Center
St. Francis Center
St. Martin de Porres Catholic School
Thumbs Up

Community Enrichment

Alston Wilkes Society
Children In Crisis In Dorchester County
City Year
Columbia Oral Health Clinic
Community Works
Compass of Carolina
Engaging Creative Minds
Foothills Family Resources
Helping Hands of Georgetown
Homeless No More
Indian Waters Council, Boy Scouts of America
Institute For Child Success
Mental Health America Aiken
Midlands Housing Alliance
Miss Ruby’s Kids
New Directions of Horry County
Pendleton Place
Sea Haven
Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources
The Sustainability Institute
The Therapy Place
Trident Literacy Association
Turning Leaf Project
United Way of Kershaw County
University of South Carolina Educational Foundation
Vital Connections of the Midlands
Work In Progress

Flood Relief

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston
Home Works of America
Homeless No More
South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture
South Carolina Research Foundation – PASO’s Program
St. Claire of Assisi St. Vincent de Paul Society
United Way of the Midlands Welvista, Inc.

Kinship Care

Richland School District Two
South Carolina Department of Social Services


American Heart Association
Center for Law & Public Policy
Central Carolina Community Foundation
Clemson University Youth Learning Institute
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
Family Shelter
Fellowship of Christian Athletes of South Carolina
Healthy Learners
Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg
Marion County Healthcare Foundation
Palmetto Center for Woman
Saint Joseph Catholic School
South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations
South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families
South Carolina Department of Social Services
South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health
Teach My People
The Free Medical Clinic
United Way of South Carolina
University of South Carolina – College of Social Work
University of South Carolina Educational Foundation

Immigrant Families

Alliance For Collaboration With The Hispanic Community
Arcadia Elementary School
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston
Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas
Neighborhood Outreach Connection
South Carolina Research Foundation – PASOs
Student Action with Farmworkers


Anderson Interfaith Ministries
Community Foundation Of Greenville
Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network
Homes of Hope
Impact America
Metanoia Community Development Corporation


167 grants totaling $


42 Grants


31 Grants

Social Services

94 Grants

Total Grants for 2016


77 grants

Flood Relief

9 grants


8 grants

Immigrant Families

8 grants

Community Enrichment

29 grants

Kinship Care

2 grants


29 grants


6 grants

Total Assets (In Millions)

Financials (2016)

Current Assets
Cash $150,891
Other $15,702
Property and Equipment $46,377
Investments $97,481,88
Restricted Assets $1,200

Total Assets $97,731,038
Current Liabilities
Accounts Payable $32,588
Accrued Expenses $52,727
Other Liabilities $27,093
Total Liabilities $112,408
Total Funds Balance $97,618,630

Total Liabilities and Balance $97,731,038


Gerald Smalls, Chair

Karen Smith, Vice Chair
Lisa Bernardin, Secretary
John Anderson (Andy) Folsom, Treasurer
Pamela Bryant
Barbara Gourdine Clark
Beth Dinndorf
Sister Miriam Erb CSA
Dr. Maria Kratisios
Susanna H. KreyEx Officio
Sister Sandra Makowski SSMN
Mike McCabe
Rick Mendoza
Brian Murrell
Thomas Otis
Patricia Moore-Pastides
Maria G. Smoak
T. Mitch Watson

Foundation Staff

Tom Keith

Stephanie Cooper-Lewter
Vice President of Initiative and Public Policy

Kim Frohnappel
Operations Director

Elizabeth Geiger
Executive Assistant

Meredith Mathews
Program Associate

Chynna A. Phillips
Research and Policy Associate

Lydia Royals
Communications Associate

Langley Damon Shealy
Director of Communications and Public Information

Donna Waites
Senior Program Director

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Columbia, South Carolina  29204
Phone (803) 254-0230
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