Our Work

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.

Johnson Scholarship Foundation Programs

Indigenous Peoples

The Foundation’s programs for Indigenous Peoples are built upon the idea that we strive to catalyze economic development by investing in entrepreneurship and business education. We also invest in capacity building for business and entrepreneurship training in Indigenous communities. The Foundation has nearly 30 years of experience with programs that work to give life to this idea.

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Economically Disadvantaged

Our purpose is to help economically disadvantaged students pursue and achieve success in education so that they can obtain meaningful employment. Our programs to serve that purpose are focused on scholarships. The Foundation has developed a broad spectrum of scholarship programs, including many that seek to reach students in middle or high school in preparation for post-secondary success.

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People with Disabilities

The Foundation makes grants to organizations that educate, mentor or otherwise support students with disabilities. It funds scholarships for students with disabilities at each campus of the State University System of Florida as well as schools throughout the United States and Canada that specifically focus on those populations. The Foundation also supports programs that focus on employment for people with disabilities.

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By the Numbers

Foundation assets as of December 2021: $287 million
Grants since inception: $154.3 million
Grants made in 2021: $9 million
Grantee partners served since inception: 231

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