Helping people is at the heart of everything we do. Throughout the communities we serve, we're committed to not only providing outstanding health care but also assisting with issues influencing the region. We strive to make every effort to provide good help to those in need. 

Such efforts include:

LifeWise

LifeWise is an outreach program designed for women and men 55 and older. LifeWise promotes physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellness through many educational opportunities, activities, events and membership benefits. Learn more about LifeWise here

Community Wellness Outreach

By fostering trusting relationships with community members, the wellness outreach team transforms hurt into hope, promotes and defends human dignity, and fosters a healing and caring environment.

Wellness Outreach is a dedicated diverse team that consists of clinical, bilingual, ministry team members with various backgrounds to help persons and families integrate and navigate health and social assistance resources and programs. Through education and awareness, guided assistance and a strong network of community partners the team offers and supports such initiatives as community health screenings, flu vaccine clinics and much more.  

Community collaboration and engagement are essential to bringing hope, health and new relationships to any community. The Wellness Outreach team strives to maintain a consistent and trusting presence in the community by going out into the neighborhoods where people live, work and play. They seek ways to partner with our community members and partners to reduce health and social care fragmentation and address the social determinants of health that affect health behaviors and influence health outcomes. 

Simply put, Wellness Outreach is a ministry of caregivers going out in the community creating a caring and hopeful atmosphere. Our team is committed to bringing people and communities to health and wholeness as part of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.  If you would like to learn more about our ministry or you need assistance, please call 864-241-5125, for Spanish call 864-241-5125 and press #2.

Global Ministry 

Our Global Ministry program is empowered by the growing global awareness of the health care needs of those most in need both near and far, the Sisters of Bon Secours and its strategic goal to improve health globally.  Since the program’s inception, Global Ministries has been able to reach over 40,000 beneficiaries.

With global operations in Peru, and support services in different parts of Africa and Haiti, Bon Secours focuses primarily on improving the needs of women and children living in marginalized communities.

Bon Secours Health System is part of a unique capacity-building coalition in Peru to reduce infant and child mortality.

Green Initiatives 

Our organization focuses its efforts on three programming pillars: Recycling, Regulated Medical Waste and Energy Conservation.  Since the program’s inception, recycling has increased 90%, regulated medical waste was decreased 69% and energy has achieved a 2.5% site EUI reduction.  Bon Secours has embraced a culture of sustainability and continues to strengthen the connection between the health of individuals, communities and the environment in its services.

Bon Secours facilities have received over 60 Practice Green Health Awards- the premier national environmental organization for leaders in healthcare sustainability-reflecting an overwhelming recognition of the reduction in the system’s carbon footprint.

Bon Secours St. Francis Grant Committee Charter

The mission of Bon Secours is to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of our communities and bring good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved. Our values are: human dignity, integrity, compassion, stewardship, and service.

The Grant Committee’s mission is to use designated funds to support the mission of the organization, with a focus on our Community Health Needs Assessment along with the Social Determinates of Health in our community. All the while, staying in touch with our strategic goals: increasing employee engagement; building on brand awareness and reputation.

Section I: Process/Protocol 
Funds are limited; therefore, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System cannot approve all applications. The process below must be followed to be considered for a grant/partnership.

  • Complete a Letter of Intent (LOI).  After the LOIs are reviewed some organizations will be invited for full application process.
  • Complete application must be submitted through online portal, which is administered by Foundant Technologies by appropriate deadlines

Section II: Ineligible Applications

Bon Secours St. Francis will not sponsor applications related to:

  • For-profit organizations
  • Travel expenses
  • Endowment campaigns
  • Political, labor, or fraternal candidates or organizations
  • National or international organizations/events that do not benefit the region
  • Requests that benefit an individual person or family
  • School-affiliated classes, groups, or clubs
  • Agency or school-sponsored sporting events or groups
  • Individual fundraising or fellowship assistance

Section III: Review and Approval Process 

All applications will be reviewed by the Bon Secours St. Francis Grant Committee on a quarterly basis.  For 2021 the deadlines are:  October 30, 2020; April 10, 2021; June 30, 2021; October 29, 2021 (only grant request considered). Events which fall into same quarter will not be considered.

For organizations that produce a series of events throughout the year, request the entire series in one application.

Organizations will be reviewed once annually for grant opportunities.

All applicants will receive an email notification.

Applications submitted after deadline will be held and reviewed at the next meeting.  Except they will not roll into 2022.