The John & Kathleen Rivers Foundation

The John & Kathleen Rivers Foundation, Inc.

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 Cashiers, NC and the Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties. 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. They also give seed money and matching or impact funds to new programs in these fields of interest.
Some of the organizations that received grants in 2005 were:
  • College of Charleston
  • United WaySpoleto Festival
  • Charleston Symphony Orchestra
  • SC Coastal Conservation League
  • Historic Charleston Foundation
  • Church of the Good Shepherd

Initial approach should be made by letter and 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.