• Laurens Co Museum Photo

    We learn from history
    Making the rich history of our state accessible for the future – Laurens County Museum

  • Gullah Geechee pic number 6

    We link generations
    Preserving indigenous art forms and honoring our elders – Gullah/Geechee Angel Network

  • Lowcountry Orphan Relief rev1

    We want all children to be safe and ready to attain future success
    Working with agencies and volunteers to fulfill the needs of neglected, abused and at-risk children – Lowcountry Orphan Relief

  • 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

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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