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 – 2020)

As of December 2020, the Johnson Scholarship Foundation has dispersed grants totaling $145,298,732.

Total Grants to Indigenous Peoples: $25,189,829

Total Grants to Disability Programs: $48,607,344

Total Grants to Disadvantaged Programs: $71,379,232

Total Grants to Other Programs: $122,327

2020 Education Grants

In 2020, the Johnson Scholarship Foundation distributed a total of $8,367,413 in educational grants.

Programs Serving the Economically Disadvantaged

A total of $3,867,670 was awarded in 2020 to programs serving economically disadvantaged students.

Institutions and Awarded Amounts

Palm Beach Atlantic University – $1,700,000

Scholarship America – children of UPS employees – $1,205,000

Take Stock in Children – $230,000

Dalhousie Foundation – $141,770

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

Providence St. Mel School – $100,000

Nativity Preparatory School of Boston – $65,000

Ulster Community College Foundation – $50,400

Achieve Palm Beach County – $50,000

Sonoma State University – $50,000

Thunder Bay Community Foundation – $30,000

Florida Baptist Children’s Home – $22,500

Oakville Community Foundation – $22,500

The Academy at Charlemont – $22,500

Santa Fe College – $16,000

Christie Foundation – $15,000

Nova Scotia Community College Foundation – $15,000

Mount St Vincent University – $7,500

Sullivan Community College Foundation – $3,700

University of Colorado – $3,000

The Kings Academy – $2,500

Center for Independent Living – $1,500

Prosperity Now – $1,000

Education Foundation of Alachua County – $1,000

Paden City Foundation – $750

Flagler College – $250

East Stroudsburg University Foundation – $250

EmpowHER of the Palm Beaches – $200

Programs Serving People with Disabilities

A total of $3,039,998 was awarded in 2020 to programs serving people with disabilities.

Institutions and Awarded Amounts

Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind – $545,000

Gallaudet University – $545,000

State University System of Florida – $515,000

Bridges from School to Work – $348,000

Clarke School for Hearing and Speech – $225,000

Florida Atlantic University Foundation – $107,950

Landmark East School – $100,000

Florida International University Foundation – $82,650

Groves Academy – $75,000

Perkins School for the Blind – $75,000

VIA – $67,430

Mount Allison University – $63,568

Eye to Eye – $50,000

University of North Florida Foundation – $47,500

University of West Florida – $45,050

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University – $26,250

Florida State University Foundation – $26,800

Minnesota Diversified Industries – $25,000

University of Central Florida Foundation – $21,850

New College Foundation – $11,650

University of South Florida Foundation – $11,500

Florida Gulf Coast University – $9,600

University of Florida Foundation – $7,900

Florida Polytechnic University – $6,300

Florida Association on Higher Education & Disability – $1,000

Programs Serving Indigenous Peoples

A total of $1,434,046 was awarded in 2020 to programs serving Indigenous Peoples.

Institutions and Awarded Amounts

Martin Family Initiative – $390,640

Gonzaga University – $200,000

American Indian Graduate Center – $200,000

Fort Lewis Community College – $103,395

Northwest Indian College – $99,985

Aaniiih Nakoda College – $84,000

Northern Arizona University Foundation – $57,704

Institute of American Indian Art – $55,662

American Indian Science & Engineering Society – $50,000

Dine College – $50,000

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College – $40,000

Ryerson University – $37,000

Nebraska Indian Community College – $31,000

American Indian Business Leaders – $22,250

First Peoples Fund – $12,500

National Indian Child Welfare Association – $2,500

Hopi Foundation – $250

CAPE, Ltd. – ($2,840)

Professional Associations

A total of $25,700 was awarded in 2020 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