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The Sapelo Foundation

Joined in October 2020

About Us

Founded in 1949 by Richard J. Reynolds, Jr., The Sapelo Foundation is a private, family foundation. We are based in Savannah, GA, led by an Executive Director, and governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees that is composed, in part, by members of the Reynolds family. We are on a mission for a socially and environmentally just Georgia, and we pursue many roles – grantmaking partner (we fund nonprofit organizations statewide), mission investor (we invest our endowment in companies that align with our mission and values), convener, thought partner, advocate, and more.

Mission:

We strive for a just Georgia, through partnerships and solutions that increase environmental protection, social prosperity, and civic power.

Grant Portfolios: 

• Grant Portfolio I – Environmental Justice and Protection

• Grant Portfolio II – Social Justice

• Grant Portfolio III – McIntosh County

• Grant Portfolio IV – Special funds and awards to advance outcomes of Portfolios I-III

Founded in 1949 by Richard J. Reynolds, Jr., The Sapelo Foundation is a private, family foundation. We are based in Savannah, GA, led by an Executive Director, and governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees that is composed, in part, by members of the…

Issue Areas Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Climate Change
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Policy

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