• SnackPacks1

    We help our children grow stronger and smarter
    Combatting “food insecurity” with Snack Pack Programs in rural schools – United Ministries of Clinton

  • Menefee toast

    We honor dedication to civic service
    Toasting friend and former trustee, Charlie Menefee – The Charleston Museum and The Joanna Foundation

  • Rein and Shine Photo-2

    We grow stronger together
    Helping young people with disabilities learn to to trust, take responsibility and take risks in a safe, active environment – Rein and Shine


    We hope to conserve the eco-system as a whole
    Forging partnerships to educate people and protect places for all aspects of the natural world — Audubon South Carolina

  • Lowcountry Land Trust

    We cherish the environment
    Honoring the relationship of people and place through protection of Lowcountry lands – Lowcountry Open Land Trust

  • Turning Leaf Photo

    We are community-driven
    Providing education and re-entry services to people at high risk for repeating crime – Turning Leaf Project

  • Footlight Actors DDFD Banner

    Sometimes we need drama in our lives
    Providing entertainment, creative development and cultural enrichment through community theatre – Footlight Players

  • Chas Area Therapeutic Riding

    We strive to achieve our fullest potential
    Helping children with disabilities gain confidence, poise, patience and stamina through riding – Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding

  • Chas Acad Music

    We value the arts
    Promoting the intellectual and integrating benefits of music-playing through access to high-caliber instruction – Charleston Academy of Music

  • Canines for Service Photo - Version 2

    We collaborate to build a better future
    Serving our veterans, training shelter dogs and empowering people with disabilities – Canines for Service

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

Answers to many questions about eligibility, due dates and other requirements for requesting support may be found here.
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