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Since 1996, the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation has awarded 1,835 grants on behalf of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas South Central Community, totaling more than $83,100,000 to organizations serving unserved or underserved populations.

 

December 15, 2017 - Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation Announces $1,001,728 in Grants to 26 Organizations.

Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation announces grant awards totaling $1,001,728 to 26 non-profit organizations.  Of the 26 grants, 12 were in the area of education totaling $460,975; 10 went to social services for a total of $402,753; the remaining 4 were health care related totaling $138,000. 

 

The organizations that received grants are located in the following 12 counties:  Buncombe, Gaston, Henderson, Jackson, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Richland, Rutherford, Union and Watauga Counties in North Carolina and York County in South Carolina.

 

The following organizations received awards this cycle.

 

Education

A Child's Place of Charlotte, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 to provide salary support for Student Advocates and Social Workers.

Boys & Girls Club Of The Plateau, Cashiers, NC was awarded $25,000 to support the salary of the Operations Manager.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston, Gastonia, NC was awarded $39,000 in operating support for program staff salaries.

Central Piedmont Community College Foundation, Charlotte, NC was awarded $65,000 to provide support for salary and other operating costs of the Man Up and Summer Bridge programs.

Children & Family Resource Center Of Henderson County, Inc., Hendersonville, NC was awarded $45,000 to provide salary support for a Coordinator for the Preschoolers Reaching Educational Potential Program.

Reach Out and Read, Sylva, NC was awarded $25,000 to support the cost of books and a portion of salary costs for the Program Specialist and Literacy Coordinator.

Rock Hill School District Three, Rock Hill, SC was awarded $36,975 in salary support for a bilingual Parent Educator in the ParentSmart program.

The Learning Collaborative, Charlotte, NC was awarded $30,000 to provide operating support for the Family/School Readiness Program.

The Western Youth Network, Inc., Boone, NC was awarded $30,000 to provide operating support for the Mentoring Program for children and youth experiencing adversity.

United Way Of Asheville & Buncombe County, Inc., Asheville, NC was awarded $55,000 to provide salary support for a Resource Coordinator for the Middle School Success Initiative.

YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 in salary and benefits support for the Y Achievers Program staff.

YMCA of Western North Carolina, Asheville, NC was awarded $20,000 to support the purchase of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Equipment and Curriculum

for the Horizons afterschool program and Summer Discovery summer camp.  

 

Social Services

American Red Cross, Charlotte, NC was awarded $30,000 for the cost of maintenance and fuel in the Transportation Program.

Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center, Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 to provide salary support for a counselor in the Adolescent Services program.

Charlotte Rescue Mission, Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 in salary support for licensed substance abuse counseling staff at Dove's Nest.

Children's Attention Home, Inc., Rock Hill, SC was awarded $38,900 in salary support for a Second Shift Supervisor.

FIRST At Blue Ridge, Inc., Ridgecrest, NC was awarded $44,000 to provide salary support for three new positions, as the organization adds Medication Assisted Therapy to the continuum

of services.

International House of Metrolina, Charlotte, NC was awarded $40,000 in salary support for Immigration Law Clinic staff.

Keystone Substance Abuse Services, Rock Hill, SC was awarded $40,000 in salary support for a Peer Support Specialist for youth and young adult programs.

Mountain Bizcapital, Inc.,  Asheville, NC was awarded $25,000 to provide a portion of bilingual business coach salaries to support two semesters of classes in Spanish to Latino entrepreneurs.

Sunrise Community For Recovery And Wellness, Inc., Asheville, NC was awarded $24,853 to support the salary and benefits of a Peer Support Specialist to be housed at the Dale Fell Health Center.

Urban Ministry Center, Charlotte, NC was awarded $65,000 in salary support for the Outreach and Engagement Team.

 

Health Care

Community Health Services of Union County, Inc.  Monroe, NC was awarded $45,000 in salary support for a diabetes educator.

Prevent Blindness North Carolina, Raleigh, NC was awarded $18,000 to support the Preschool Vision Screening Program in western North Carolina (Buncombe, Madison, McDowell and Rutherford Counties).

The Hunger And Health Coalition, Inc., Boone, NC was awarded $25,000 to purchase generic medication for the Free Pharmacy program.

Western Carolina Medical Society Foundation, Inc., Asheville, NC as awarded $50,000 in salary support for a Health Access Counselor for Project Access.