• Riley and River with Volunteer 2015

    We are community-driven
    Using a holistic approach to break the cycle of poverty for mothers, children and future generations—Maia Moms

  • 9Urban Farm Photo 1 from Cycle 1

    We grow healthy and responsible together
    Building a healthier community through growing crops and nurturing social connections—MUSC Urban Farm

  • 8Teacher Vanessa Goodwin (Charleston Progressive Academy) and Volunteer Pat Myers shopping 3.17.15

    We want all children to have the tools for learning
    Offering free school supplies to tri-county teachers serving children in low-income families—Teachers’ Supply Closet

  • 7Reading_Partners_Photo

    We believe literacy is the key to success
    Building confidence and competence through one-on-one tutoring in reading skills—Reading Partners Charleston

  • 6Sweetgrass_Co-op_2015-2

    We help one another
    Meeting the needs of the hungry through sustainable growing and shared efforts—Sweetgrass Garden Co-op

  • 5Yo Art Inc_edited-2

    We promote creative activities at an early age
    Providing school-based projects that spur creative learning, teamwork, problem-solving and design conceptualization—Yo Art! Inc.

  • 4Father to Father Group

    We value family ties
    When men succeed in their roles as fathers, their children thrive—Father to Father Project

  • 3Coastal_Conserv_League_pelicans-crab-bank

    We understand that ecology and economics have a shared base
    Pursuing a vision of highly functional urban areas, thriving towns, productive rural areas and natural beauty—Coastal Conservation League

  • 2LAS_Prevention and Testing

    We strive to help others stay healthy, self-sufficient and supportive
    Providing education, prevention, access to health care and supportive services—Lowcountry AIDS Services

  • 1Chamber Music Chas Photo

    We value the arts
    Building teamwork and love of lyricism through performance and promotion of chamber music—Charleston Chamber Music

Our purpose is to support organizations and programs that strengthen community capacity and enhance individual involvement in achieving a better quality of life. The eligible geographic areas are Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties and the communities of Joanna and Newberry in South Carolina.

Our Grant Policies

The Joanna Foundation makes grants only to organizations qualifying as tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as private foundations. Learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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