Formerly known as the John M. Rivers Jr. Foundation, it is an independent foundation that was established in 1995 and in 2005 awarded approximately $160,000 in grants to organizations primarily in North and South Carolina. The primary focus of the John & Kathleen Rivers Foundation is to fund in the areas of art and education in order to strengthen communities that have a special relationship with the Rivers family.
Some of the organizations that received grants in 2005 were:
- College of Charleston
- United Way
- Spoleto Festival
- Charleston Symphony Orchestra
- SC Coastal Conservation League
- Historic Charleston Foundation
The deadline for application is October.
Contact: Thomas Waring, Grants Chair. Application address: P.O. Box 21050, Charleston, SC 29413
Come into the Charleston County Library to find out more about this or other grantmakers in the Foundation Directory Online.