COLUMBIA, SC – JUNE 23, 2009 – The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded 20 Caritas grants totaling $58,113 to nonprofit and faith-based organizations across South Carolina.
Caritas grants are for organizations providing outreach services to the poor and marginalized. Designed for organizations with annual budgets of less than $250,000, these one-year grant awards do not exceed $3,000.
To meet the needs of nonprofit organizations in South Carolina in this economic downturn, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina increased Caritas grants awarded from once a year to three times in 2009. In addition to increasing the number of times grants are awarded and the number of grants awarded, the Foundation accepted-for the first-time-applications meeting organizations’ basic operating expenses.
In light of difficult economic times, we hope these grants will make a small impact and benefit these organizations in meeting the immediate needs of the underserved in our state, said Kevin Hall, board chair of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina.
There are two more opportunities for nonprofits to apply for Caritas grants. The upcoming application deadlines are the first Tuesday in August (August 4) and the first Tuesday in November (November 3). Organizations wishing to apply for a Caritas grant should visit the Foundation’s Web site (http://www.sistersofcharitysc.com/).
For a list of organizations receiving Caritas grants this month, click here.
About the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
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 by addressing the root causes of poverty, nurturing the growth of healthy communities, emphasizing youth and family and measuring the outcomes of these efforts.