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John M. Rivers, Jr. Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-10-21

At A Glance

John M. Rivers, Jr. Foundation

(formerly The John & Kathleen Rivers Foundation, Inc.)

40 Calhoun St., Ste. 500

Charleston, SC United States 29401-3530

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $2,441,276

Total giving: $128,700



Additional Contact Information

Application address: P.O. Box 21050, Charleston, SC 29413


Established in 1995

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily in the Cashiers, NC and Charleston, SC area for the arts and education to strengthen the quality of life in communities that have a special relationship with the Rivers family. The foundation periodically supports the work of artistic, educational and other charitable programs that it, or the Rivers family, has established. Giving also to provide seed money and matching or impact funds for new programs that promote the aforementioned concepts.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Historic preservation
  • Historical activities
  • Religion
  • Sports and recreation
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $2,441,276 (market value)

Gifts received: $825

Expenditures: $161,051

Total giving: $128,700

Qualifying distributions: $131,896