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.

Photo: JSF Board of Directors

Our Grant History (1992 – 2023)

As of December 2023, the Johnson Scholarship Foundation has dispersed grants totaling $176,201,994.

Total Grants to Indigenous Peoples: $32,698,174 

Total Grants to Disability Programs: $58,324,163 

Total Grants to Disadvantaged Programs: $84,927,930 

Total Grants to Other Programs: $251,727 

Photo: Grantee Partner, Providence St. Mel School

2023 Education Grants

In 2023, the Johnson Scholarship Foundation distributed a total of $10,672,291 in educational grants.

Programs Serving the Economically Disadvantaged

A total of $4,907,038 was awarded in 2023 to programs serving economically disadvantaged students.

Institutions and Awarded Amounts

Palm Beach Atlantic University – $1,455,000

Scholarship America – children of UPS employees – $1,445,000

University of Florida – $400,000

Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County – $260,000

Florida Atlantic University – $235,750

Elevation Scholars – $200,000

The School District of Palm Beach County – $125,610

Providence St. Mel School – $122,500

Nativity Preparatory School – $100,000

Sonoma State University – $100,000

University of New Brunswick – $96,792

Boys Hope Girls Hope – $85,000

Ulster Community College – $78,800

Programs Serving People with Disabilities

A total of $3,294,858 was awarded in 2023 to programs serving people with disabilities.

Institutions and Awarded Amounts

Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind – $650,000

Gallaudet University – $650,000

State University System of Florida – $630,000

Bridges from School to Work – $250,000

Landmark College – $200,000

Groves Learning Organization – $150,000

A G Bell Association – $100,000

Weingarten Children’s Center – $100,000

Perkins School for the Blind – $100,000

Bender Leadership Academy – $75,000

VIA – $71,774

George Washington University – $62,500

University of North Florida – $55,400

Florida International University – $42,500

Minnesota Diversified Industries – $30,000

University of South Florida – $20,200

University of Florida – $19,350

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University – $18,600

Florida Atlantic University – $17,000

University of Central Florida – $16,850

Mount Allison University – $11,334

University of West Florida – $7,200

Florida State University – $5,350

Florida Polytechnic University – $3,500

Florida Gulf Coast University – $3,300

New College of Florida – $1,000

Programs Serving Indigenous Peoples

A total of $2,390,195 was awarded in 2023 to programs serving Indigenous Peoples.

 

Institutions and Awarded Amounts

Fort Lewis College – $315,000

Institute of American Indian Art – $300,000

Northwest Indian College – $281,402

Pathways to Education Canada – $250,000

Native Forward Scholars Fund – $200,500

University of Alaska – Anchorage – $150,000

Diné College – $125,000

American Indigenous Business Leaders – $103,750

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University – $80,000

University of North Carolina-Pembroke – $75,000

Toronto Metropolitan University – $73,650

Martin Family Initiative – $73,081

Cape Breton University – $72,043

Alaska Pacific University – $50,000

Aaniiih Nakoda College – $48,250

Robeson Community College – $43,000

University of Arizona – $42,019

University of Alaska-Fairbanks – $42,000

Professional Associations

A total of $80,200 was awarded in 2023 to professional associations.

Institutions and Awarded Amounts

Exponent Philanthropy – $30,000

Center for Effective Philanthropy – $25,000

Florida Philanthropic Network – $18,000

Grantmakers for Education – $3,700

Florida College Access Network – $3,500

Discretionary Grants

The 2023 totals for the Disadvantaged, Disability and Indigenous Peoples program areas listed above include $268,086 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.