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The Riley Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-09

At A Glance

The Riley Foundation

4518 Poplar Springs Dr.

Meridian, MS United States 39305-2616

Telephone: (601) 481-1430


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $70,543,019

Total giving: $1,988,804






Established in 1998 in MS

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's purpose is to make grants to charitable and governmental organizations for charitable purposes, and to provide financial resources and assistance for community-wide projects and programs in health care, education, and the betterment of cultural, environmental, and economic conditions for the people of Meridian and Lauderdale County, MS.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Summer Work Program

This program will help college students obtain knowledge of nonprofit organizations; expose students to careers in the nonprofit area; and establish communication between colleges and nonprofit organizations. See foundation web site for application guidelines on organization and student eligibility and requirements.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Community and economic development
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Foundations
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Nonprofits
  • Sustainable development
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Public charities

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $70,543,019 (market value)

Expenditures: $3,020,592

Total giving: $1,988,804

Qualifying distributions: $2,631,732