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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Highly-Rated Charities in South Carolina

Did you know South Carolina is home to more than 60 highly-rated charities?

Today, we're featuring the state's five most highly-rated charities. These outstanding organizations operate programs to care for the physical and emotional needs of South Carolinians around the state, and pets in need of care and forever homes. They remain committed to upholding the highest standards for financial health and accountability as they deliver their important services.

Greenville Humane Society (Greenville, SC)
☆☆☆☆ + Impact
Love if a four-legged word

The Greenville Humane Society opened its doors in 1930 as the South Carolina Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Over the years, they have united more than 250,000 people in the Greenville-area with pets in need of a forever home. As a no-kill facility, they work in partnership with their local community to create an environment where all animals are treated with compassion and respect.

Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg (Spartanburg, SC)
Building simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with low-income families who meet certain requirements

Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg builds simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with the families they serve. The organization invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to join them in building houses together for families in need. Their partner families are first-time homeowners and contribute a minimum of 250 hours of 'sweat equity' and pay a low-interest mortgage. Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg has built 115 homes in Spartanburg since our founding in 1987. 

East Cooper Outreach (Mount Pleasant, SC)
Helping neighbors help themselves

The mission of East Cooper Community Outreach is to provide safety net services to low-income neighbors in the community, while empowering them to create better futures for themselves and their families. Founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo, the organization was formed as an emergency relief effort and has since grown into a permanent resource for families in financial distress, the elderly and disabled, the uninsured and underinsured, the unemployed and underemployed. Many of their clients are in situational poverty and generational poverty. The organization's programs are designed to best fulfill the community's unmet needs while encouraging self-sufficiency, healthy living, and financial resilience to help their clients climb out of poverty.

ETV Endowment of South Carolina (Spartanburg, SC)
Supporting the South Carolina Education Television and SC Public Radio Network

Founded in 1977, the ETV Endowment of South Carolina supports the South Carolina Educational Television and South Carolina Public Radio Network. Through partnerships with major foundations and corporations combined with state funds and membership contributions, the ETV Endowment has established a strong public-private sector alliance. This enables South Carolina to be among the major producers for public broadcasting, to be a designated satellite uplink for instructional programming to the schools of the nation and to provide millions of dollars in program and production services. 

Epworth Children’s Home (Columbia, SC)
Invest. Care. Transform.

Epworth Children's Home was established in 1895, by the South Carolina Annual Conference of the Methodist Church and chartered by an act of the South Carolina General Assembly as Epworth Orphanage. Epworth Children's Home cares for children, youth and families through a caring, accepting and safe Christian community. Led by a professional team, the pains of children, youth and families are healed. Children ages 4-18 come to the Home from broken family systems and their goal is to nurture and love them by providing education, counseling, medical care, and spiritual enrichment.

You can find more information about these organizations and the other highly-rated charities in South Carolina by using Charity Navigator's Advanced Search Tool and Discover feature.

Written by Ashley Post, Communications Manager at Charity Navigator.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Where does the Salvation Army fit in?