Educational Grants & Grant History

About Our Foundation Grants

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation is a private Foundation. It does not make individual grants. All scholarships and grants are made through selected institutions. The Foundation’s support of these causes is delivered through a variety of scholarships and grant programs, which are described in this site.

We view our grantees as partners and work with them to develop sustainable proposals that will catalyze change and growth in their organization and in the individuals served. Grantee partners are usually required to leverage Foundation grants by obtaining matching funds from other sources. The amount of matching money varies according to the circumstances and is negotiated with the grantee partner in each case.

Our Grant History (1992 – 2021)

As of December 2021, the Johnson Scholarship Foundation has dispersed grants totaling $154,324,945.

Total Grants to Indigenous Peoples: $27,589,104

Total Grants to Disability Programs: $51,301,460

Total Grants to Disadvantaged Programs: $75,286,355

Total Grants to Other Programs: $148,027

2021 Education Grants

In 2021, the Johnson Scholarship Foundation distributed a total of $9,026,214 in educational grants.

Programs Serving the Economically Disadvantaged

A total of $3,812,123 was awarded in 2021 to programs serving economically disadvantaged students.

Institutions and Awarded Amounts

Scholarship America – children of UPS employees – $1,285,000

Palm Beach Atlantic University – $955,000

University of Florida – $400,000

Florida Atlantic University – $250,000

Take Stock in Children – $150,000

The School District of Palm Beach County – $110,350

University of New Brunswick – $107,573

Providence St. Mel School – $100,000

Sonoma State University – $100,000

Florida Gulf Coast University – $52,500

Elevation Scholars – $50,000

Nativity Preparatory School of Boston – $50,000

Achieve Palm Beach County – $50,000

Programs Serving People with Disabilities

A total of $2,789,116 was awarded in 2021 to programs serving people with disabilities.

Institutions and Awarded Amounts

Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind – $580,000

Gallaudet University – $580,000

State University System of Florida – $545,000

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech – $200,000

Landmark College – $200,000

Bridges from School to Work – $150,000

Weingarten Children’s Center – $100,000

Groves Academy – $75,000

A.G. Bell Foundation – $50,000

Eye to Eye – $50,000

Landmark East School – $50,000

Florida International University Foundation – $33,475

Minnesota Diversified Industries – $30,000

University of Central Florida Foundation – $20,650

Mount Allison University – $19,866

University of Florida Foundation – $16,950

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University – $15,350

University of North Florida Foundation – $13,225

Florida Atlantic University Foundation – $11,800

Florida State University Foundation – $11,400

University of South Florida Foundation – $10,850

University of West Florida – $8,400

Florida Gulf Coast University – $7,225

Florida Polytechnic University – $6,200

New College of Florida – $1,475

Programs Serving Indigenous Peoples

A total of $2,399,275 was awarded in 2021 to programs serving Indigenous Peoples.

Institutions and Awarded Amounts

Northwest Indian College – $300,000

Oglala Lakota College – $300,000

Pathways to Education Canada – $300,000

American Indian Graduate Center – $200,000

Gonzaga University – $200,000

Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program – $150,000

Fort Lewis College – $114,711

American Indigenous Business Leaders – $100,000

American Indian Science & Engineering Society – $101,000

Dine College – $85,000

Ryerson University – $78,999

Cape Breton University – $78,789

Scottsdale Community College – $69,500

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College – $65,000

Northern Arizona University Foundation – $57,704

Aaniiih Nakoda College – $50,000

Alaska Pacific University – $50,000

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute – $35,000

Institute of American Indian Art – $24,649

Nebraska Indian Community College – $7,500

CAPE, Ltd. – $2,423

Professional Associations

A total of $25,700 was awarded in 2021 to professional associations.

Institutions and Awarded Amounts

Florida Philanthropic Network – $18,000

Center for Effective Philanthropy – $5,000

Grantmakers for Education – $2,200

Exponent Philanthropy – $500

Discretionary Grants

A total of $178,700 was awarded in 2021 for other charitable distributions that are discretionary and are not part of the Foundation’s application-based grantmaking.
The Foundation neither solicits nor accepts applications for these grants.