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Since 1996, the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation has awarded 2,019 grants totaling more than $90,500,000 to organizations serving unserved or underserved populations in the areas of education, health care and social services.

March 15, 2020 - Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation Announces $1,171,500 in Grants to 28 Organizations.

Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation announces grant awards totaling $1,171,500 to 28 non-profit organizations.  Of the 28 grants, 9 were in the area of education totaling $375,000; 3 supported health care for a total of $150,000; the remaining 16 were social services related totaling $646,500. 

The organizations received grants for services in the following nine counties:  Buncombe, Henderson, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Rutherford, Transylvania, Union, Watauga, and Yancey Counties in North Carolina.

The following organizations received awards this cycle.

Education

Alexander Youth Network, Charlotte, NC was awarded $40,000 to provide the salary of the Day Treatment teacher.

Arts & Science Council, Charlotte, NC was awarded $40,000 for the salaries of program staff and teaching artists in the Studio 345 program.

Augustine Literacy Project Charlotte, Charlotte, NC was awarded $30,000 to contribute to the salaries of two part-time Site Coordinators at CMS partner schools.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Carolinas, Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 for the salary and benefits of 1 FTE Match Support Specialist and related operating support.

Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County, Inc., Brevard, NC was awarded $25,000 to provide operating support, specifically, a portion of the salaries of the Education and Assistant Education Directors, as well as program supplies.

Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County, Inc., Asheville, NC was awarded $50,000 to support the salaries and benefits of Student Support Specialists at five elementary schools and four afterschool programs.

HEART Math Tutoring, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 in operating support for per-site personnel and materials expenses.

Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education, Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 to contribute salary and benefits support for a Career Pathways advisor.

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

Health Care

Bakersville Community Medical Clinic, Inc., Bakersville, NC was awarded $50,000 to provide support for dental services, specifically, a portion of the dentist's salary.

HealthQuest of Union County, Monroe, NC was awarded $40,000 in operating support contributing to the salary of the Pharmacy Manager and the purchase of generic medications.

NC MedAssist, Charlotte, NC was awarded $60,000 to provide operating support contributing to social work staff salary and benefits and the purchase of generic medications.

Social Services

Children's Council of Watauga County, Inc., Boone, NC was awarded $50,000 to support implementation of the Parents as Teachers (PAT) home visiting program, specifically, a portion of the salary and benefits of a Parent Educator.

Council on Aging in Union County, Monroe, NC was awarded $40,000 in salary support for aides in the In-Home Services program.

Crisis Assistance Ministry, Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 in support for emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities.       

Friendship Community Development Corporation, Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 for the salary of shelter staff and to defray food costs for My Sister's House.

Friendship Trays, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 to provide operating support for personnel, meal preparation, and delivery.

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 for project materials and labor costs in the Critical Home Repair program.

Helpmate, Inc., Asheville, NC was awarded $60,000 to support clinician, supportive counselor, and case management salaries.

MANNA Food Bank, Inc., Asheville, NC was awarded $40,000 to provide operating support for food distribution.

Mountain Child Advocacy Center, Asheville, NC was awarded $24,000 to support contractual therapist salaries and therapeutic materials.

Rutherford Housing Partnership, Inc., Forest City, NC was awarded $20,000 to support the Emergency Home Repair Program.

Safe Alliance, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 to provide salary and benefits for one FTE Victim Advocate.

Safelight, Hendersonville, NC was awarded $25,000 to provide salary support for emergency shelter staff.

Supportive Housing Communities, Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 in operating support contributing to the salaries of one case manager and one housing navigation specialist.

The Relatives, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 in salary support for one FTE Transition Specialist.

Thrive, Hendersonville, NC was awarded $32,500 in support for the Clubhouse Program, specifically, a portion of the salary for one FTE Qualified Professional.

True Ridge Foundation, Hendersonville, NC was awarded $25,000 to provide start-up support for the organization, specifically, the partial salary for an additional bi-lingual peer advocate.