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March 15, 2022 - Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation Announces $1,040,908 in Grants to 24 Organizations.

March 15, 2022 - Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation announces grant awards totaling $1,040,908 to 24 non-profit organizations.  Of the 24 grants, ten were in the area of education totaling $377,200; three supported health care for a total of $149,812; the remaining eleven were for social services totaling $513,896.  For information on these organizations, please visit our web site at www.somncfdn.org

The organizations received grants for services in the following 12 counties:  Alexander, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Henderson, Mecklenburg, Union, and Watauga Counties in North Carolina and York County in South Carolina.

The following organizations received awards this cycle.

Education

Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County, Hendersonville, NC was awarded $40,000 to provide general operating support, primarily salary and benefits for membership services and maintenance/custodial staff.

Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center, Charlotte, NC was awarded $55,000 to provide support for salaries of speech-language pathologists for the Community Language/Literacy Impact Program in Mecklenburg and Union Counties.

Children of the World Learning Center, Charlotte, NC was awarded $25,000 for the salaries of teachers.

Gaston Literacy Council, Inc., Gastonia, NC was awarded $17,200 for the salaries of Reading Soul Mates coordinators and the purchase of books and supplies.

HEART Math Tutoring, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 for operating support for math tutoring.

Literacy Together, Asheville, NC was awarded $30,000 to support the Youth Literacy program, specifically, a portion of the salaries for the program director and program associate, as well as internship stipends for young adults of color serving as tutors.

OurBRIDGE, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $30,000 for the salaries of staff and tutors and to assist with food costs.

Reach Out and Read, Inc., Asheville, NC was awarded $25,000 to provide operating support for programming in western North Carolina including a portion of the Program Manager's salary and the purchase of literacy materials.

Renaissance West Community Initiative, Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 for the salary of a Program Officer of Education.

YWCA of the Central Carolinas, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $55,000 for the salary and benefits support for educators in the Youth Literacy Program.

Health Care

Community Care Clinic, Inc., Boone, NC was awarded $50,000 to provide operating support, specifically, a portion of the salary for the full-time Physician's Assistant and part-time Nurse Practitioner.

Florence Crittenton Services, Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 for the salaries of the Maternity Program staff.

Western North Carolina Aids Project, Asheville, NC was awarded $49,812 to provide salary and benefits support for housing assistance program staff including Case Managers and Peer Navigators.

Social Services

Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC was awarded $25,000 to provide a portion of the salary of a full time Case Management Coordinator for the Wee Care Ministry.

Children's Attention Home, Inc., Rock Hill, SC was awarded $50,000 for the salary and benefits of a social worker.

Children's Council of Watauga County, Boone, NC was awarded $50,000 to support the Parents As Teachers program, specifically, the salary and benefits of the Educator/Home Visitor.

Cleveland County Community Development Corporation, Shelby, NC was awarded $35,000 for the salary of one FTE Housing Counselor.

Community Link, Charlotte, NC was awarded $65,000 in operating support for the Homeless to Housing Program in Mecklenburg and Union Counties.

International House of Metrolina, Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 in operating support for the Immigration Law Clinic.

Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte, NC was awarded $49,000 for the salary and benefits of a social worker.

Mountain Housing Opportunities, Inc., Asheville, NC was awarded $45,000 to support the Emergency Home Repair Program.

Pathways Community Center, Inc., Rock Hill, SC was awarded $34,896 for the salary and benefits of an intake specialist.

Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center, Charlotte, NC was awarded $55,000 for the salary and benefits of the Family Advocate/Forensic Interviewer.

The Salvation Army, Charlotte, NC was awarded $55,000 in operating support for emergency shelter and housing services.

Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation awards grants on behalf of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.  Mercy’s ministries are inspired by the legacy and commitment of our founder, Catherine McAuley, to serve those who are poor, sick and uneducated.

Since 1996, the Foundation has awarded 2,170 grants totaling more than $97,100,000 to organizations assisting unserved or underserved populations in the areas of education, health care and social services.

 

 

Announced on Tuesday, March 15, 2022

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