nourishing neighbors / preserving the earth

The Living Wright Foundation’s mission is to combat food insecurity in the Midlands by providing local, organic produce in food deserts, and workshop permaculture practices for the public.

Dr. Spears

Honoring Family

The inspiration of this foundation is the late Reverend Dr. Robert Wright Spears, Robert’s grandfather & namesake. He was a United Methodist Church Minister & president of Columbia College. During his storied career, he devoted considerable efforts to improving the lives of those in need. The work of the Living Wright Foundation is a loving tribute to Dr. Spears & the continuation of his efforts.

Serving the Community

The Living Wright Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Robert Wright Percival & his father, Dupre Percival – established in 2021, as a way of paying forward the good fortune granted them by the local community.

The founding was a six-year evolution of having produced meals for distribution to underserved children, in afterschool and summer programs.

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Our Projects

We have two properties that we are cultivating with community involvement.

Senate’s End

302 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201


Cultivating the land areas that transition between the existing Senate’s End event venues, and the naturally majestic land beyond.

Chestnut farm

2505 Chestnut Street
Columbia, sC 29204


In collaboration with other community partners, to provide for, and inspire neighborhood residents experiencing food insecurity.