SC Ministry Foundation Bolsters Community Initiatives with Five Grants to Santa Maria Community Services

Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous gift from the SC Ministry Foundation’s Sr. Elise Fund Grant. This contribution will enable Santa Maria to further its mission of uplifting and empowering the community through various essential programs.

The breakdown of the grants is as follows:

  • Parents on Point: This funding will bolster Santa Maria’s Parents on Point program, classes that equip parents with vital skills and resources to strengthen their families and foster positive home environments.
  • Promoting Our Preschoolers: The grant allocated to Promoting Our Preschoolers will support translation services for Santa Maria’s early childhood education initiatives, ensuring that young children receive a solid foundation for their academic journey.
  • Hispanic Women’s Support Group: Santa Maria’s Hispanic Women’s Support Group will benefit from this grant, enhancing the support and resources available to empower Hispanic women in the community.
  • Supportive Services: This grant will further Santa Maria’s efforts to provide comprehensive supportive services that address the multifaceted needs of individuals and families, including food distribution and other necessities.
  • English as a Second Language classes: The grant earmarked for English as a Second Language classes will aid individuals in acquiring vital language skills, fostering their integration and participation in the broader community.

These programs were made possible through the generous support of the SC Ministry Foundation, which promotes the mission and ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. The SC Ministry Foundation has identified Santa Maria’s initiatives as being in perfect alignment with their mission. Rooted in the spirit of founder Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati prioritize justice, loving relationships, resource-sharing, and care for all of creation.

The Sr. Elise Fund Grant was aptly named in honor of Sister Elise Halloran, SC, a distinguished figure who served as treasurer for the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati from 1944 to 1965. Sister Elise was renowned for her financial acumen, prudent stewardship of investments, faith, compassion, resilience, and her dedication to alleviating poverty and advocating for Catholic education.

Santa Maria Community Services expresses heartfelt gratitude to the SC Ministry Foundation for recognizing the importance of its endeavors and for providing the means to continue making a meaningful impact on the community.

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About Santa Maria Community Services, Inc.
Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization originally founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1897 and place-based in Cincinnati Ohio’s Price Hill community. Santa Maria provides more than 2,500 individuals with educational tools and resources to build strong families, promote healthy residents, and foster neighborhood revitalization. Our Price Hill Family Centers provide a welcoming environment and the coaching, support, and flexibility to assist families to achieve their identified goals toward stabilization and self-sufficiency. Our mission is to be a catalyst and advocate for Greater Price Hill families to attain their educational, financial, and health goals. Our vision is for Greater Price Hill to be a vibrant, thriving, and self-sustaining community. Learn more at



Christy Cauley                                                             

Santa Maria Community Services, Inc.

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