News & Announcments

Next grant cycle will open January 1, 2018

The 2017 season for requesting funds from The Joanna Foundation is closed. The 2018 season will open on January 1. Pre-proposals will be accepted 01/01-01/15/2018 on a first-come, first-served basis, until 5 PM on January 15 or when the number of eligible pre-proposals reaches 25, whichever occurs first. To submit a pre-proposal, please do these tasks in this order: […]

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Next grant cycle will open Sept. 1

The third and final grant cycle of the year will open for receipt of new pre-proposals on Sept. 1 and  close when the number of eligible pre-proposals reaches 25 or at 5 pm on Sept. 15, whichever occurs first.  We continue to be impressed by your interest in our small foundation and excited by your creativity and dedication […]

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Next Window for Pre-Proposal Submission will open April 1

The second grant cycle of 2017 will open for receipt of new pre-proposals on April 1 and will close when the number of eligible pre-proposals reaches 25 or at 5 pm on April 15, whichever occurs first.  To apply, first, take the eligibility self-survey to make sure your organization is currently eligible. Then, read the guidelines and the FAQs […]

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Visit the Indigo Dye Shack!

You owe it to yourself to take a couple of hours to experience the history, culture, science and art of indigo. Enough Pie, a local community advocate and “creative placemaker,” will continue to host Vat Shack Community Dye Days every other Saturday morning until November 5 at Joseph Floyd Manor Park (near the corner of […]

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Close but no cigar

We made it to the finals but not to the top. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) judges did not select The Joanna Foundation to be Foundation of the Year. We received a letter last week with this information but as yet we have no other information about the outcome. Of course, we wish it […]

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You may be wondering….

How did The Joanna Foundation fare in the finals for Foundation of the Year for 2016?  We are hoping to receive word soon. In mid-June we submitted our response to the finalists’ questionnaire to the American Fundraising Professionals (AFP) association.  If you would like to read our response, click here. We will let everyone know […]

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Thanks to you, we did it!

The Joanna Foundation is a finalist for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) 2016 Award for Outstanding Foundation!  Thanks to your votes, we made it into the top 3 out of 16 nominees in the US and Canada.  This is wonderful and amazing. The next phase will take a little time. It involves providing additional information […]

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Fall cycle will open Sept. 1

The third and final grant cycle of the year will open for receipt of new pre-proposals on Sept. 1 and will close when the number of eligible pre-proposals reaches 25 or at 5 pm on Sept. 15, whichever occurs first.  We continue to be impressed by your interest in our small foundation and excited by your creativity and […]

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Now accepting pre-proposals for the Summer Cycle

The window for submitting pre-proposals is open as of April 1! We will accept up to 25 pre-proposals for review. Pre-proposals will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The window for submission will close when the number of eligible pre-proposals reaches 25, OR at 5 PM on April 15—whichever occurs first. When the window for submission closes, […]

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Next pre-proposal due date is April 15; window opens April 1

The Joanna Foundation offers three pre-proposal due dates during the year: January 15 April 15 September 15 A pre-proposal is required for further consideration. Submittals must be sent to the Foundation’s submission mailbox. The “Contact Us” dialog box  on the web site is for questions and comments; it will not convey an attachment. Do not try to submit via the Contact Form.  Pre-proposals may be submitted no […]

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Window for applications is now closed

The window for submitting pre-proposals for the January 15, 2016 due date is closed.  We will start accepting pre-proposals for the next grant cycle on April 1.  Please review the guidance for applying on the Grants (How to Apply) page of this web site.  Be sure to take the eligibility self-survey to confirm whether your […]

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Happy New Grant Year!

The window for receipt of pre-proposals for our Winter  2016 Cycle is open as of January 1.  The window will close at 5 pm on January 15 or when the number of eligible pre-proposals received hits 25—whichever comes first. Questions regarding the pre-proposal process and procedures may be sent via the “Contact Us” link.  Please […]

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Now accepting pre-proposals for the Fall cycle

The Joanna Foundation will accept up to 25 pre-proposals for the September due date The window for submitting pre-proposals is open as of September 1. The total number of pre-proposals accepted for review will be 25. Pre-proposals will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The window for submission will close at 5 PM on Sept. […]

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Changes take effect for September due date

The Joanna Foundation is implementing changes immediately to optimize thoughtful review of requests for funding. Effective with the impending September 15 due date, the following guidelines are in effect: The total number of pre-proposals accepted for review will be 25. Pre-proposals will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The window for submission will continue […]

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Take the survey—Tell us what you think about impending pre-proposal changes!

We are overwhelmed by the creative energy of the eligible organizations and your enthusiastic interest in The Joanna Foundation. Literally. With great deliberation, we have concluded we must limit the number of pre-proposals accepted in order to provide a thorough, thoughtful consideration of each one We view this as a shared problem and we sincerely […]

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Summer Cycle results in 15 new grants

As a result of the Summer Grant cycle, The Joanna Foundation funded 15 organizations across a diverse range of missions and services. The front page of our web site features photos highlighting many of these recent grantees. For a full list of all 2015 grantees to date, please jump to the Grant Recipients page.

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Next Pre-Proposal Deadline – Sept 15

The Joanna Foundation offers three pre-proposal due dates during the year: January 15 April 15 September 15 A pre-proposal is required for further consideration. Submittals must be sent to the Foundation’s submission mailbox. The “Contact Us” dialog box  on the web site is for questions and comments; it will not convey an attachment. Do not try to submit via the Contact Form. Pre-proposals may be submitted […]

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The Charleston Museum receives special grant from The Joanna Foundation

On October 24th, The Joanna Foundation Board of Trustees met at The Charleston Museum and made a special grant of $25,000 to the Museum in honor of Mr. Charles E. Menefee, Jr, better known as Charlie. The gift recognizes Charlie Menefee’s exceptional dedication and service as a trustee of The Joanna Foundation for 25 years (1989-2014) and […]

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Resolution honoring Charles E. Menefee, Jr.

Resolution in Appreciation of Charles Edwin Menefee, Jr. Trustee, Advisor and Friend Your contributions to our community are a proud legacy. As an astute financial manager and advisor, you have guided, protected and helped prepare countless individuals and organizations who became more than clients or colleagues; they were your wider family of caring and concern. […]

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Academy of Music Receives State Grant

The Charleston Academy of Music has been awarded a $9,052 grant by the S.C. Arts Commission for the 2013 fiscal year. CAM students receive musical instruction and performance opportunities through the following programs: Academy, Honors and Kidzymphony Orchestra. Several foundations and individuals are helping CAM meet its obligation of matching the Arts Commission grant with […]

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