The Robert B. and Ruth K. Lee Foundation

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Mission

To improve the quality of life of the people of Greenville County, South Carolina and to have a direct impact on the community.

Application deadlines

September 1

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities
Education
Health
Human services
Public/society benefit
Religion

Program limitations

There are no program limitations; however, the foundation’s primary fields of interest are:

  • Programs for the elderly
  • Higher education
  • Music with emphasis on children's programs
  • The arts, with emphasis on children's programs
  • Churches
  • Literary endeavors

States served

South Carolina

Geographic limitations

There are no geographic limitations; however, the foundation has a practice of primarily supporting programs and organizations that benefit the people of Greenville County, South Carolina.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Grant requirements

  • Organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Grantmaking priorities

The foundation primarily supports programs and organizations that benefit the people of Greenville County, South Carolina.The Foundations's primary fields of interest are:

  • Programs for the elderly
  • Higher education
  • Music with emphasis on children's programs
  • The arts, with emphasis on children's programs
  • Churches
  • Literary endeavors

Average giving

Average grant size: $2,000 to $5,000
Average number of grants per year: 7
Average total giving per year: $30,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by September 1 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting in November.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by November for applications received by the deadline.

Required agreements and reports

Periodic progress reports and final reports may be required for funded projects.

About the Foundation

The Robert B. Lee and Ruth K. Lee Foundation was established under a trust agreement by Ruth K. Lee on May 3, 2000. Ruth K. Lee, a resident of Greenville County, South Carolina, created the trust exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary, educational, or cultural purposes.