Joseph J. Miller Foundation

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To support a variety of charitable causes through grants to Jewish and non-Jewish organizations primarily located in South Carolina.

Annual application deadlines

July 31

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities
Environment, animals
Human services
International/foreign affairs
Public/society benefit

States served

South Carolina

Geographic limitations

There are no geographic limitations; however, the foundation has a practice of primarily supporting organizations located in South Carolina. Priority is given to organizations located in the Elloree, South Carolina area.


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  • Organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • 50% of available funds are granted to Jewish organizations and the remaining 50% of available funds are granted to non-Jewish organizations.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Grantmaking priorities

Grants are primarily made to organizations located in South Carolina, and priority is given to organizations located in the Elloree, South Carolina area.

Average giving

Average grant size: $1,000 to $3,000
Average number of grants per year: 20
Average total giving per year: $30,000

Annual application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round; however, applications must be submitted by July 31 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting in August.


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

Required reports

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

About the Foundation

The Joseph J. Miller Foundation was established by Mr. Joseph J. Miller in 1973 under a trust agreement. Mr. Miller, a resident of Elloree, South Carolina, created the trust to support organizations duly authorized to carry on charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational activities.