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Since 1996, the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation has awarded 2,048 grants totaling more than $91,700,000 to organizations serving unserved or underserved populations in the areas of education, health care and social services.

July 15, 2020 - Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation Announces $1,114,841 in Grants to 29 Organizations.

Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation announces grant awards totaling $1,114,841 to 29 non-profit organizations.  Of the 29 grants, 13 were in the area of education totaling $503,341; 5 supported health care for a total of $208,500; the remaining 11 were social services related totaling $403,000. 

The organizations received grants for services in the following 12 counties:  Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Catawba, Gaston, Jackson, Mecklenburg, Transylvania, Union, and Watauga Counties in North Carolina and York County in South Carolina.

The following organizations received awards this cycle.

Education

Alliance for Children and Youth/Communities in Schools, Gastonia, NC was awarded $43,000 to provide salary support for Communities in Schools programming.

Boys & Girls Clubs of York County, Rock Hill, SC was awarded $35,000 in salary support for the Northside Club Director and two tutors.

Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center, Charlotte, NC was awarded $55,000 in salary and benefits support for one FTE speech language pathologist.

Eliada Homes, Inc., Asheville, NC was awarded $50,000 in salary support for a case manager and teacher for Day Treatment and Residential Education.

Neighbors in Ministry, Brevard, NC was awarded $25,000 to provide the salary of the Reading Specialist/Tutor Coordinator for the Rise & Shine Program.

ourBRIDGE for KIDS, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $25,000 for general operating support.

Reach Out and Read, Sylva, NC was awarded $25,000 to support established Reach Out and Read sites and to expand to new sites in western North Carolina.

Right Moves for Youth, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $50,000 to provide the salary of a Program Specialist.

Rock Hill School District Three, Rock Hill, SC was awarded $38,500 for the salary of a bilingual parent educator.

The Learning Collaborative, Charlotte, NC was awarded $40,000 in general operating support.

The Literacy Council of Buncombe County, Asheville, NC was awarded $20,000 to support the Youth Literacy Program, including the salaries of the Program Director and Program Coordinator.

YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Charlotte, NC was awarded $45,000 in salary support for the Y Achievers college and career readiness program.

YWCA of the Central Carolinas, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $51,841 to provide operating support for the Youth Program.

Health Care

AIDS Leadership Foothills Area Alliance, Inc., Hickory, NC was awarded $30,000 to provide the salaries of three Medical Case Managers.

Community Health Services of Union County, Monroe, NC was awarded $50,000 for the salary of a diabetes educator and to defray the cost of diabetic supplies.

Samaritan House, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $40,000 to provide general operating support.

Shelter Health Services, Inc., Charlotte, NC was awarded $48,500 to provide operating support.

The Hunger & Health Coalition, Inc., Boone, NC was awarded $40,000 to provide salary support for the Pharmacy Technician as well as medication purchases.

Social Services

Burke United Christian Ministries, Morganton, NC was awarded $25,000 to provide crisis assistance to families in need.

Exodus Outreach Foundation, Inc., Hickory, NC was awarded $28,000 to provide a portion of the Assistant Executive Director's salary.

Families Forward Charlotte, Charlotte, NC was awarded $30,000 to provide operating support for the Family Success Program.

Family Care Center of Catawba Valley, Inc., Hickory, NC was awarded $35,000 to provide the salary of the Social Worker.

Habitat for Humanity Of Catawba Valley, Inc., Hickory, NC was awarded $35,000 to purchase building materials for the Habitat Repairs! Program.

Homeward Bound of Western North Carolina, Inc., Asheville, NC was awarded $50,000 to provide support for Case Management Services.

Meals on Wheels, Asheville, NC was awarded $30,000 to support the purchase of wholesale food to be used in meal preparation for homebound seniors.

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

The Salvation Army, Charlotte, NC was awarded $55,000 to provide operating support for the Salvation Army's emergency shelter and housing programs.

York County Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Inc., Rock Hill, SC was awarded $40,000 for the salary of a Peer Support Specialist primarily in its women's programs.

YWCA of Asheville And Western North Carolina, Inc., Asheville, NC was awarded $30,000 to support the Empowerment Child Care Center.