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Since 1996, the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation has awarded 1,991 grants on behalf of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas South Central Community, totaling more than $89,400,000 to organizations serving unserved or underserved populations.

December 15, 2019 - Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation Announces $1,013,500 in Grants to 25 Organizations.

Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation announces grant awards totaling $1,013,500 to 25 non-profit organizations.  Of the 25 grants, six were in the area of education totaling $192,500; seven supported health care for a total of $309,000; the remaining twelve were social services related totaling $512,000. 

The organizations supported received grants for services in the following 12 counties:  Alexander, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Gaston, Henderson, Jackson, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Rutherford, and Union Counties in North Carolina.

The following organizations received awards this cycle.

Education

Above and Beyond Students, Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 for the salaries of certified teachers.

Blue Ridge Literacy Council, Hendersonville, NC was awarded $20,000 to support the expansion of the EmployED Program into Transylvania County.

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool, Charlotte, NC was awarded $35,000 for the salaries of teaching staff.

Communities In Schools of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC was awarded $20,000 to support salaries for two Student Support Specialists located at Smokey Mountain Elementary School and Blue Ridge School in Cashiers, NC.

Freedom School Partners,  Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 to contribute to the salary and benefits of the Region Director of Operations/Director of Secondary Scholar Initiatives.

S.T.A.R.S. Math & English Academy, Charlotte, NC was awarded $22,500 for teacher and program staff salaries.

Health Care

ABCCM Doctor's Medical Clinic, Asheville, NC was awarded $50,000 to provide operating support, specifically, an increase in medical staff hours.

Ada Jenkins Center, Davidson, NC was awarded $50,000 to provide operating support for the Mobile Dental Clinic.

Advocates for Healthy Citizens dba HealthNet Gaston, Gastonia, NC was awarded $44,000 to assist with the salary of a Patient Support Coordinator and to defray the cost of medication vouchers.

Care Ring, Charlotte, NC was awarded $60,000 to provide support for the salary and benefits of the bilingual Nurse Practitioner at the Low-Cost Clinic.

Lions Services, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $30,000 to provide the salaries of opticians.

Mental Health America of Central Carolinas, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 in salary and benefits of one Family Partner.

Prevent Blindness North Carolina, Raleigh, NC was awarded $25,000 to support the Preschool Vision Screening Program in eight western North Carolina counties.

Social Services

Common Wealth, Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 to contribute salary and benefits support for the Certified Credit Counseling staff and the Financial Services Manager.

Community Housing Coalition of Madison County, Inc., Marshall, NC was awarded $45,000 to provide operating support, specifically a portion of salaries for the program coordinator and volunteer coordinator positions as well as transportation costs.

OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling, Asheville, NC was awarded $45,000 to support salaries and benefits of Educator/Counselors for the Financial Capabilities Program.

Council for Children's Rights, Charlotte, NC was awarded $55,000 to provide for the salaries of an attorney and social worker in the Mental Health program.

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 to provide salary support for the Economic Mobility Collaborative.

Hope Haven, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $47,000 in salary and benefits of a kitchen manager.

Interfaith Assistance Ministry, Inc., Hendersonville, NC was awarded $40,000 to provide operating support, specifically, crisis assistance.

MiraVia, Charlotte, NC was awarded $25,000 to provide salary support for staff of the Community Outreach Maternity Services Program.

The Center for Community Transitions, Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 to provide for the salary of a workforce development specialist as well as related supplies and mileage.

Union County Community Shelter, Monroe, NC was awarded $40,000 in salary and benefits of a case manager.

Working Wheels, Asheville, NC was awarded $25,000 to provide operating support, specifically, the salary of the Car Flow Manager, purchase of auto parts, and specialized mechanic labor.

Youth Villages, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 for the salary and benefits of a YVLifeSet Specialist.