About The Johnson Scholarship Foundation

Our Foundation exists to serve disadvantaged people by assisting them to obtain education and employment.

Why Education?

We chose education because we believe that it is the best means to empower people to get better jobs, to become more independent and to participate more fully in our society.

Photo: Take Stock in Children/Johnson Scholars Program of the School District of Palm Beach County (grantee partner)

Our Grantmaking Strategy

JSF makes grants to organizations that help people overcome barriers to education and employment. Addressing these barriers enables them to graduate and find good jobs, thereby contributing to and enriching their communities.

JSF assists people indirectly by making grants to schools, universities, and non-profits, and funds initiatives such as scholarships, mentoring, tutoring and internships. Grants are focused on three areas: individuals with disabilities, individuals with financial need, and Indigenous peoples.

Photo: The JSF team with grantee partner, Palm Beach Atlantic University

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation is intended to be a perpetual body, and it is our responsibility to improve it with each succeeding generation. We are privately endowed and do not solicit donations. Our capacity for productive work depends upon our investment returns. Oversight and management of the Foundation’s capital is therefore a vital part of our work. Please review the financial section of this website as it describes and illustrates our financial management, diverse asset allocation and investment process.