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Since 1996, the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation has awarded 2,121 grants totaling more than $95,000,000 to organizations serving unserved or underserved populations in the areas of education, health care and social services.

July 15, 2021 - Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation Announces $1,111,016 in Grants to 25 Organizations.

July 15, 2021 - Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation announces grant awards totaling $1,111,016 to 25 non-profit organizations.  Of the 25 grants, 11 were in the area of education totaling $454,000; 3 supported health care for a total of $159,000; the remaining 11 were social services related totaling $498,016. 

The organizations received grants for services in the following eight counties:  Buncombe, Catawba, Gaston, Henderson, Mecklenburg, Transylvania, Union and Wake Counties in North Carolina.

The following organizations received awards this cycle.

Education

Above and Beyond Students, Charlotte, NC was awarded $49,000 for teacher salaries.

Arts+, Charlotte, NC was awarded $40,000 for the salary for program staff and teaching artists.

Asheville City Schools Foundation, Asheville, NC was awarded $45,000 to support the In Real Life After School Program.

Augustine Literacy Project Charlotte, Charlotte, NC was awarded $30,000 in salary support for two part-time Site Coordinators.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Carolinas,  Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 for the salary and benefits for one FTE Match Specialist and other operating expenses.

Children & Family Resource Center of Henderson County, Inc., Hendersonville, NC was awarded $45,000 to support the Preschoolers Reaching Educational Potential Program.

Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County, Inc., Asheville, NC was awarded $50,000 to support a portion of the salaries and benefits of Student Support Specialists and community support staff.

Dream Center Academy, Gastonia, NC was awarded $25,000 for the salaries for the high school academy program.

HELPS Education Fund, Raleigh, NC was awarded $40,000 in salary and benefits for HELPS Implementation Coaches in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Irene Wortham Center, Asheville, NC was awarded $30,000 to provide support for a portion of teacher salaries and benefits in the early childhood program.

Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education, Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 for the salary of one FTE Career Pathways Advisor.

Health Care

Charlotte Community Health Clinic, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $75,000 for the salary of a mid-level pediatric provider.

HealthNet Gaston, Gastonia, NC was awarded $44,000 for the salary of the Patient Support Coordinator and to defray the cost of medication vouchers.

HealthQuest of Union County, Monroe, NC was awarded $40,000 in salary and benefits support of pharmacy staff and the purchase of medications.

Social Services

Ada Jenkins Center, Davidson, NC was awarded $50,000 for the salary of a Case Coordinator and to defray operating expenses.

Children's Advocacy Center of Catawba County, Inc., Conover, NC was awarded $25,000 to support a portion of the salary of a Forensic Interviewer.

Council on Aging in Union County, Monroe, NC was awarded $43,016 for the salaries of in-home aides.

Crisis Assistance Ministry, Charlotte, NC was awarded $65,000 to provide support for the Basic Needs Program.

Friendship Community Development Corporation, Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 for the salaries of program staff and food costs.

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 to provide salary support for one Career Coach.

MANNA Food Bank, Inc., Asheville, NC was awarded $60,000 to provide general operating support for food distribution.

Matthews HELP Center, Matthews, NC was awarded $30,000 to contribute to expanded hours of social work and screening staff.

OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling, Asheville, NC was awarded $45,000 to support the salaries and benefits of financial counseling and education staff.

Safe Alliance, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 to provide the salary of a Victim Advocate.

Working Wheels, Asheville, NC, was awarded $35,000 to provide the salaries of the car flow manager and service manager salaries, as well as auto parts and specialized mechanic labor.