July 30, 2018

Sisk Foundation of BSUMC Announces 2018 Grant Recipients

Greenville, S.C. – The Sisk Advisory Council and the Sisk Foundation Board of Trustees of Buncombe Street Methodist Church (BSUMC) are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Sisk Grants, which totaled $307,000 and brought the impact-to-date of J. Kelly Sisk to $3.9 million since 2006.

The 2018 Sisk Foundation grant recipients are as follows:

A Child’s Haven

Compass of Carolina

Child Development Center of Buncombe Street UMC

Cribs for Kids – Safe Kids Upstate – GHS

Crisis Ministry of Buncombe Street UMC

Diaper Bank of the Carolinas

Frazee Center

Greenville Church Without Walls

Greenville Literacy Association

Homes of Hope

Jasmine Road, Inc.

Living Bread, Inc.

Loaves and Fishes

Meals on Wheels of Greenville

Mill Community Ministries

Mosaic Educational and Arts Program

Nicholtown Child and Family Collaborative

North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry

Rebuild Upstate

Safe Harbor, Inc.

Salvation Army of Greenville County

Step by Step Ministry

Triune Mercy Center

United Ministries


“As I gladly tell everyone, we would not exist without BSUMC,” stated Reverend Deb Richardson-Moore, Pastor/Director of Triune Mercy Center.

“We are deeply honored to receive this award from the Sisk Foundation of Buncombe Street Methodist Church. Their involvement in our Emergency Assistance and Interfaith Hospitality Network programs transforms lives by preventing the crisis of eviction and restoring the dignity of housing to families who are experiencing homelessness with their children. By working with United Ministries during such challenging times, their ministry warmly embraces the ‘least of these,’” said Reverend Tony McDade, Executive Director of United Ministries.

Linda Wilson, Program Director and Grants Administrator for Step by Step Ministries, said, “Having this gift has lifted some load off of our mission, giving us more time to focus on the needs of our homeless residents. We have much respect for Buncombe Street Methodist Church for all the energy they put towards helping those with little resources and big needs.”

The Sisk Foundation was established in 1985 in response to a magnificent legacy gift from the estate of J. Kelly Sisk to support the needs of people in Greenville County. According to the provisions of the Trust Agreement, grants are made each year from the disbursement of net income from the investment of his gift. The Sisk Foundation has granted over 3.9 million dollars to the community since 2006.

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