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 – 2019)

As of December 2019, the Johnson Scholarship Foundation has dispersed grants totaling $136,931,318.

Total Grants to Indigenous Peoples: $23,755,783

Total Grants to Disability Programs: $45,567,346

Total Grants to Disadvantaged Programs: $67,511,562

Total Grants to Other Programs: $96,627

2019 Education Grants

In 2019, the Johnson Scholarship Foundation distributed a total of $6,471,293 in educational grants.

Programs Serving the Economically Disadvantaged

A total of $3,284,935 was awarded in 2019 to programs serving economically disadvantaged students.

Institutions and Awarded Amounts

Palm Beach Atlantic University – $1,380,000

Scholarship America – children of UPS employees – $1,100,000

Take Stock in Children – $175,000

Pathways to Education Canada – $131,000

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

Dalhousie Foundation – $74,435

Achieve Palm Beach County – $52,000

Ulster Community College Foundation – $50,400

Sonoma State University – $50,000

Nativity Preparatory School of Boston – $50,000

Christie Foundation – $22,500

Santa Fe College – $18,500

The Academy at Charlemont – $17,000

Nova Scotia Community College Foundation – $15,000

Florida Baptist Children’s Home – $10,000

Scopa Has A Dream – $7,500

Mount St Vincent University – $7,500

The Kings Academy – $2,500

University of Colorado – $2,000

Rainier Scholars – $2,000

Prosperity Now – $1,750

Bottom Line – $1,500

The Sir Christopher Ondaatje Theatre Foundation – $1,000

Paden City Foundation – $750

Star Center Children’s Theatre – $500

Independent Sector – $500

Education Foundation of Alachua County – $500

Flagler College – $250

East Stroudsburg University Foundation – $250

EmpowHER of the Palm Beaches – $150

East Stroudsburg Area School District – $100

Programs Serving People with Disabilities

A total of $2,420,292 was awarded in 2019 to programs serving people with disabilities.

Institutions and Awarded Amounts

Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind – $500,000

Gallaudet University – $500,000

State University System of Florida – $475,000

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University – $220,900

Marriott Foundation – $152,000

University of North Florida Foundation – $108,500

Landmark College – $100,000

Groves Academy – $75,000

Perkins – $75,000

Olmsted Center for Sight – $50,000

Florida International University Foundation – $25,400

Minnesota Diversified Industries – $25,000

Mount Allison University – $18,799

University of Florida Foundation – $18,000

University of Central Florida Foundation – $17,000

Florida State University Foundation – $15,000

Florida Atlantic University Foundation – $11,900

University of South Florida Foundation – $10,200

Florida Gulf Coast University – $7,000

Florida Polytechnic University – $5,200

New College Foundation – $3,600

University of West Florida – $2,543

Clarke School for Hearing and Speech – $2,000

Eye to Eye – $1,000

National Organization on Disabilities – $1,000

Landmark East School – $250

Programs Serving Indigenous Peoples

A total of $750,816 was awarded in 2019 to programs serving Indigenous Peoples.

Institutions and Awarded Amounts

Gonzaga University – $200,000

Lakota Fund – $101,000

Northern Arizona University Foundation – $97,910

Northwest Indian College – $90,000

American Indian Business Leaders – $77,000

Dalhousie Foundation – $74,435

Fort Lewis Community College – $57,500

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute – $51,000

Aaniiih Nakoda College – $43,200

Blackfeet Community College – $18,975

Institute of American Indian Art – $16,750

First Peoples Fund – $12,500

Oklahoma State University Foundation – $3,188

National Congress of American Indians – $1,500

American Indian Ghigher Education Coalition – $1,259

Cape Breton University – $1,000

National Indian Child Welfare Association – $500

Northeastern State University Foundation – ($1,250)

CAPE, Ltd. – ($95,652)

Professional Associations

A total of $15,250 was awarded in 2019 to professional associations.

Institutions and Awarded Amounts

Florida Philanthropic Network – $8,000

Center for Effective Philanthropy – $5,000

Grantmakers for Education – $1,750

Exponent Philanthropy – $500