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Since 1996, the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation has awarded 1,913 grants on behalf of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas South Central Community, totaling more than $86,200,000 to organizations serving unserved or underserved populations.

 

December 15, 2018 - Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation Announces $1,098,200 in Grants to 29 Organizations.

Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation announces grant awards totaling $1,098,200 to 29 non-profit organizations.  Of the 29 grants, 15 were in the area of social services totaling $574,400; 8 went to education for a total of $288,800; the remaining 6 were health care related totaling $235,500. 

 

The organizations that received grants are located in the following seven counties:  Buncombe, Caldwell, Catawba, Henderson, Mecklenburg and Union Counties in North Carolina and York County in South Carolina.

 

The following organizations received awards this cycle.

Social Services

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 for operating support contributing to salary and benefits of attorney and paralegal staff of the Immigrant Justice,

Family Support & Health Care, Consumer Protection, and Veterans programs. 

Children's Advocacy Center Of Caldwell County, Inc., Lenoir, NC was awarded $20,000 in salary support of the new Forensic Interviewer position.

Community Action Opportunities, Asheville, NC was awarded $40,000 to support the Life Works Program, specifically, a portion of the salary and benefits for a full-time Life Coach.

Crisis Assistance Ministry, Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 for direct emergency financial assistance.

Family Care Center Of Catawba Valley, Inc., Hickory, NC was awarded $35,000 in salary support for the Family Services Social Worker.

Friendship Community Development Corporation, Charlotte, NC was awarded $35,000 in salary and other operating support for My Sister's House transitional housing program for women.

Homeward Bound of WNC, Inc., Asheville, NC was awarded $40,000 in support for the Room in the Inn Program, specifically, a portion of the salary and benefits for a case manager.

Housing Assistance Corporation, Hendersonville, NC was awarded $35,000 in salary support for the Home Repair Coordinator.

MANNA Food Bank, Inc., Asheville, NC was awarded $35,000 in operating support for food distribution, specifically, salary and transportation expenses.

Men's Shelter Of Charlotte, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $44,400 for salary and benefits for the Director of Income Services.

Safe Alliance, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $40,000 to contribute to the salaries and benefits of one FTE Community Living Advocate.

Safelight, Hendersonville, NC was awarded $25,000 to for salary support for two additional Shelter Aides for the Emergency Shelter.

The Relatives, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 for the salary and benefits of a Transition Specialist.

The Salvation Army, Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 in salary support for social work staff for housing programs.

Turning Point, Inc., Monroe, NC was awarded $40,000 in salary and benefits support for an Adult Domestic Violence Counselor and Children's Program Coordinator, as well as client financial assistance.

           

Education

Alexander Youth Network, Charlotte, NC was awarded $40,000 to contribute to the salary of a teacher in the Day Treatment program.

Arts & Science Council, Charlotte, NC was awarded $40,000 in salaries and benefits support for the Advocacy Coordinator, Program Coordinator, and teaching artists for the Studio 345 program.

Children First of Buncombe County, Asheville, NC was awarded $35,500 in salary support for the Learning Center Program Coordinator and a Student Support Specialist.

Clover School District, Clover, SC was awarded $28,300 in salary and benefits support of parent educators, supplies, and travel.

Communities in Schools of Lincoln, Lincolnton, NC was awarded $30,000 to contribute to the salaries and benefits of site coordinators.

Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education, Charlotte, NC was awarded $35,000 in salary support for advisors for the Career Pathways program.

The Asheville City Schools Foundation, Asheville, NC was awarded $45,000 to support a portion of the salaries of the Co-Directors and the Lead Student Advocate in the In Real Life

After School Program.

United Way of Central Carolinas, Charlotte, NC was awarded $35,000 in operating support for the salary and benefits of Tutor Charlotte staff.

Health Care

AIDS Leadership Foothills Area Alliance, Inc., Hickory, NC was awarded $30,000 to contribute to the salary of a medical case manager.

Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry, Hickory, NC was awarded $40,000 to support a portion of the pharmacist salary and medication purchases.

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

NC MedAssist, Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 in salary support for the Patient Compliance Advocate and the purchase of generic medications.

Samaritan House, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $30,000 in salary and benefits support as well as other operating support.

Shelter Health Services, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 in operating support for medical and support staff salary and benefits, and other operating expenses.