Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation announces grant awards totaling over $1.8 million

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From Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation:

Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation announces grant awards totaling $1,840,575 to 40 non-profit organizations. Of the 40 grants, 18 were in the area of social services totaling $813,000, 12 went to education for a total of $582,795, and the remaining 10 were health care related totaling $444,780. For information on these organizations, please visit our web site at www.somncfdn.org.

The organizations that received grants are located in the following 20 counties: Avery, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Haywood, Lincoln, Madison, Mecklenburg, Polk, Rowan, Rutherford, Union, Wake, and Yancey Counties in North Carolina and York County in South Carolina.

The following organizations received awards this cycle.

Social Services:

● Centro de Enlace, Burnsville, NC will receive $25,000 for general operating support.
● Cleveland County Community Development Corporation, Shelby, NC will receive $35,000 for salary support for a certified housing counselor.
● Community Housing Coalition of Madison County, Marshall, NC was awarded $25,000 for salary support for the volunteer coordinator, intake counselor, and construction manager, as well as transportation expenses.
● Community Link, Charlotte, NC will receive $120,000 over two years to provide salary support for the social work staff of the Homeless to Housing Program.
● Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Raleigh, NC was awarded $50,000 to provide for transportation expenses.
● Helpmate, Inc., Asheville, NC will receive $40,000 for operating support for the Crisis Stabilization Program which includes emergency shelter, crisis line, case management, and counseling.
● Hope House Foundation, Huntersville, NC was awarded a two year grant for $40,000 for operating support to assist with salaries and upkeep of Hope House.
● InReach, Charlotte, NC was awarded $35,000 to help provide crisis assistance to families caring for a family member with a disability.
● Keystone Substance Abuse Services, Rock Hill, SC will receive $70,000 over two years for salary support for a Peer Support Specialist.
● MANNA FoodBank, Asheville, NC will receive $40,000 over two years to help support the Network Capacity Improvement Project.
● On Track Financial Education & Counseling, Asheville, NC was awarded $35,000 for support of the Women’s Financial Empowerment Center.
● Renaissance West Community Initiative, Charlotte, NC was given a grant of $50,000 over two years for salary support for a Director of Programs and Engagement.
● Rutherford Housing Partnership, Rutherfordton, NC was awarded $15,000 to provide funding for construction materials and professional contractor fees.
● The Salvation Army of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC will receive $45,000 for salary support for a Case Manager as well as emergency financial assistance funds for the Center of Hope.
● Supportive Housing Communities, Charlotte, NC will receive $50,000 to provide supportive services to assist residents in maintaining stable housing.
● Thirtieth Judicial District Alliance, Waynesville, NC will receive $33,000 for salary support for the Latina Program’s Victim Service Provider.
● Turning Point of Union County, Monroe, NC was awarded $45,000 for operating support, including occupancy expenses and support for the Women’s Counselor.
● Urban Ministry Center, Charlotte, NC will receive $60,000 to provide salary support for the SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery) Disability Specialist.
Education:
● Above and Beyond Students, Charlotte, NC was awarded $39,000 for teacher salaries at the Seigle Point and Southside Homes sites.
● Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont, High Point, NC will receive $30,000 for salary support for a Case Manager.
● Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina, Asheville, NC was awarded $14,675 to provide operating support, including a portion of the salaries for the Assistant Director and Match Support Specialist.
● Black Child Development Institute of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC will receive $20,500 to help match the stipends of AmeriCorps members and to defray the costs of service-related supplies.
● Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County, Concord, NC was awarded $35,000 to assist with costs related to Project Learn, specifically salaries, program supplies, and transportation costs.
● Classroom Central, Charlotte, NC will receive $35,000 for the purchase of core school supplies for the Classroom Up Program.
● Communities in Schools of Cleveland County, Shelby, NC was awarded $50,000 to provide salary support for two parent educators in the Teen Parents as Teachers Program.
● Communities in Schools of Lincoln, Lincolnton, NC will receive $41,000 to provide salary support for a middle school site coordinator.
● Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education, Charlotte, NC was awarded $60,000 to provide salary support for the Career Pathways Program.
● Right Moves for Youth, Charlotte, NC will receive $40,000 for the salary support for a Volunteer Coordinator/Office Manager.
● United Way of Central Carolinas, Charlotte, NC will receive $150,000 over two years to provide support for continued data collection and analysis for the Collective Impact Initiative in Mecklenburg County and to launch the Collective Impact Initiative in Union County.
● UNC-A Foundation, Asheville, NC was awarded $67,620 to provide support for AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Higher Education.
Health care:
● Child Abuse Prevention Services, Asheville, NC was awarded $34,000 to help support the contractual fees of licensed therapists to provide Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to child abuse victims and their non-offending caregivers.
● Community Care Clinic of Rowan, Salisbury, NC was awarded $38,000 for salary support for a Prescription Assistance Coordinator/Pharmacy Technician.
● Crisis Control Ministry, Winston-Salem, NC was awarded $48,000 to provide salary support of a pharmacist.
● Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry, Hickory, NC will receive $75,000 for salary support of a pharmacist and nursing assistant in the free clinic.
● Heart Society of Gaston County, Gastonia, NC will receive $20,000 for the purchase of medications.
● Helping Hands Clinic of Caldwell County, Lenoir, NC was awarded $49,780 for contractual hourly fees for mid-level medical providers staffing the Evening Clinic.
● High Country Community Health, Boone, NC was awarded $75,000 for renovations to a facility that will house a new Federally Qualified Health Center in Avery County.
● KinderMourn, Inc., Charlotte, NC will receive $20,000 to support the addition of a contract counselor for the Helping the Hurt Outreach Program.
● Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, NC was awarded $35,000 to provide operating support for the Centering Parenting Program.
● Polk County Community Health & Wellness Center, Columbus, NC will receive $50,000 to provide salary support for a Certified Medical Assistant and Physician Assistant.

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Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation is a Supporting Organization and Sponsored Ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas South Central Community, providing support for its charitable, religious and educational mission.

The South Central Community, itself, is one of six Communities of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, part of an international order of Roman Catholic women religious, committed to serving those suffering from poverty, sickness, and lack of education.

The South Central Community, with administrative offices located in Belmont, North Carolina, has more than 600 Sisters serving in 24 States in the United States, the U.S. territory of Guam and Jamaica.

Since 1996, the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation has awarded 1,494 grants on behalf of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas South Central Community, totaling more than $67 million to organizations serving unserved or underserved populations.


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