• Trident Literacy Graduation 2016

    We believe literacy is key to success
    Helping adults reverse the cycle and impact of generational poverty and illiteracy through the acquisition of vital life skills—Trident Literacy Association

  • Lowcountry Local First

    We invest at home
    Building an inclusive, equitable economy where all can prosper by supporting local independent businesses and strengthening local food systems—Lowcountry Local First

  • Enough Pie

    We use creativity to connect and empower the community
    Coalescing energy for creative place-making and developing dynamic programming for the upper Charleston peninsula—Enough Pie

  • sailingjoanna

    We inspire and instruct others to achieve their potential
    Offering accessible community and recreational sailing and repeating as national champions—College of Charleston Sailing Program

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    We promote the convergence of science, nature and history
    Interpreting the unique natural, social and cultural history of South Carolina and enhancing learning opportunities—The Charleston Museum

  • Center Forestry Program participant imagines the possibilities in a sea of pine seedlings

    We honor the legacy of land and family history
    Protecting heirs’ property and promoting its sustainable use – imagining the possibilities in a sea of pine seedlings—Center for Heirs Property Preservation

  • Beckman MHC

    We are community-driven
    Serving children, youth and families in the communities of Joanna and Newberry—Beckman Mental Health Center

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    We promote creativity and community
    Supporting and promoting the arts through the hard work and involvement of our community—Edisto Art Guild

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    We cherish the environment
    Protecting the most threatened watersheds of Santee Cooper Country—Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust

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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