Compass of Carolina awarded Sisters of Charities Foundation funds

June 14, 2023

Compass of Carolina received a $10,000 grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. The foundation awards grants to nonprofits that strive to reduce poverty throughout the state of South Carolina and beyond. Compass of Carolina was part of the Immediate Needs category.

These grants support organizations that meet the fundamental needs of people experiencing poverty in South Carolina. The Sisters of Charity Foundation awarded $266,000 across 49 different organizations in this category.

Compass of Carolina offers families & individuals support, resources and hope to navigate their journey. The grant from Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina will fund immediate needs of those in our family violence intervention, counseling, veteran or representative payee programs. Providing holistic services and filling critical gaps needed by individuals and families, we are silently helping your neighbor, friend during their greatest time of need, said, Laurie Rovin, Interim Executive Director of Compass of Carolina.

In this cycle of funding, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded 92 grants totaling $1.4 million to nonprofit organizations across the state. 34 of the 92 organizations to receive a grant are in the Upstate a $520,000 commitment to the region.

“The Sisters of Charity Foundation is proud to support nonprofits in South Carolina that are making a difference in their communities by seeking to address the factors contributing to poverty,” said Donna Waites, President of Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. “Through the support of these grants and the strength of working together, we believe we can build a stronger and more compassionate community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.”

Macon Lovelace, the Chairman of the Board of Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, added, “these grants represent our unwavering commitment to addressing the root causes of poverty. Along with our core values, our grantmaking is rooted in humility, transparency, equity, and trust, and we are proud to partner with such vital organizations in this cycle.”

These Cycle 1 grant recipients serve all 46 of South Carolina counties, and many of these nonprofits provide services across the state.


About Compass of Carolina

Founded in 1919, Compass of Carolina has served our community in a caring and compassionate manner. The Compass of Carolina mission is to provide compassionate direction to children, adults and families thru affordable counseling, education programs and representative payee support.

About Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, founded in 1996. Its mission is to address the needs of families and individuals experiencing poverty throughout the state of South Carolina. Through the strategic use of resources, they seek to reduce poverty through action, advocacy, and leadership.