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Since 1996, the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation has awarded 1,785 grants on behalf of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas South Central Community, totaling more than $81,100,000 to organizations serving unserved or underserved populations.

March 15, 2017 - Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation Announces $1,017,400 in Grants to 22 Organizations.

Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation announces grant awards totaling $1,017,400 to 22 non-profit organizations.  Of the 22 grants, 11 were in the area of social services totaling $523,400; 7 went to health care for a total of $319,000; the remaining 4 were education related totaling $175,000. 

The organizations that received grants are located in the following counties: Buncombe, Catawba, Gaston, Mecklenburg, and Union Counties in North Carolina.

The following organizations received awards this cycle.

Social Services

Eliada Homes, Inc., Asheville, NC was awarded $50,000 to provide salary support for the Program Director for the ESTA Program (Eliada Students Training for Advancement).

Helpmate, Inc., Asheville, NC was awarded $75,000 to support the salaries of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Counselor and a Case Manager.

Homeward Bound of WNC, Inc., Asheville, NC will receive $50,000 to provide salary support for a Certified Peer Support Specialist/Housing Case Manager for the Permanent Supportive Housing, Hard-to-House Program.

Hope Haven, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $47,000 for salary support of a Job Developer.

Manna Food Bank, Inc.,  Asheville, NC was awarded $35,000 for general operating support, including the salaries of food distribution staff and transportation costs directly associated with the acquisition and distribution of food.

OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling, Asheville, NC was awarded $35,000 to provide salary support for Financial Counselors/Educators.

Renaissance West Community Initiative, Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 to support expansion of the Care Coordination Team serving the Renaissance West Community.

Supportive Housing Communities, Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 for salary support for Case Managers and Housing Specialists.

Thompson Child & Family Focus, Matthews, NC was awarded $50,000 in salary support for one Family Partner.

Union County Community Shelter, Monroe, NC was awarded $38,000 in salary support for a case manager.

Youth Villages, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $43,400 in salary support for a YVLifeSet specialist.

Health Care

Ada Jenkins Center, Davidson, NC was awarded $50,000 in salary and operating support, including supplies and specialty care services, for its Mobile Dental Clinic.

All Souls Counseling Center, Asheville, NC was awarded $45,000 to provide support for the contractual salaries of licensed therapists.

Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry, Hickory, NC will receive $50,000 to support the free pharmacy, specifically, a portion of the salary for the pharmacist and a portion of medication purchases.

HealthNet Gaston, Gastonia, NC was awarded $44,000 for salary support for a Medication Assistance Program coordinator as well as medication vouchers.

Mental Health America of Central Carolinas, Inc., Charlotte, NC will receive $50,000 in salary support for Family Partners in the ParentVoice Program.

Samaritan House, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $35,000 in general operating support for respite services for homeless persons who are being discharged from area hospitals.

Shelter Health Services, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 in operating support, primarily contributing to the salary and benefits of the Registered Nurses and Medical Assistants.

Education

Arts & Science Council, Charlotte, NC was awarded $40,000 for salary support for the Studio 345 Advocacy Coordinator, Program Coordinator, and Teaching Artists.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte, Charlotte, NC will receive $50,000 for salary support for a Match Specialist in the School-Based Mentoring program.

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool, Charlotte, NC was awarded $35,000 to provide salary support for teachers.

Children First of Buncombe County, Asheville, NC was awarded $50,000 to provide salary support for two Student Support Specialists and a Learning Center Coordinator.