The Rivers State Foundation, Inc. (RSF, Inc.) was founded in 2010 at the Houston Convention coordinated by a Court-appointed Care Taker Committee established to resuscitate its predecessor, the Rivers State Foundation. Its predecessor was established in 1991 as an umbrella organization for Rivers State indigenes now residing in the Americas. Initially called the “National Association of Rivers State People”, the name was changed to The Rivers State Foundation at the association’s Chicago Conference of 1992. Since its formation in 1991, the Foundation has organized itself around regional chapters.
At its peak the Foundation had representatives and chapters in all regions of the United States. Its membership base consisted of highly respected professionals from diverse academic and vocational backgrounds – medicine, engineering, banking, state and federal government employees, education, accounting, entrepreneurships, to name a few. Fourteen years after the formation of the Foundation, conflict within the Board of Directors led to its dissolution