Jonathan Logan Family Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Jonathan Logan Family Foundation supports nonprofits in the areas of social justice, investigative journalism, the arts, the environment, education, equity and inclusion, and documentary film in the Bay Area and beyond.

FUNDING AREAS: Social justice, investigative journalism, the arts, the environment, education, equity and inclusion, documentary film

IP TAKE: Regardless of focus area, social justice is at the heart of everything this funder does and supports.

PROFILE: Established in 2016, the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation is the philanthropic vehicle of Jonathan Logan, who once served as a chair and on the board of the Reva & David Logan Foundation. Jonathan Logan is the son of Reva and David Logan, a member of the board of trustees of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and a board member for the Emeryville-based Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. The foundation “supports organizations that advance social justice by promoting world-changing work in investigative journalism, the arts, the environment, education, equity and inclusion, and documentary film.”

The Jonathan Logan Family Foundation aims to empower world-changing work through its grantmaking program. Since inception, it has strongly supported film projects and investigative journalism work in the San Francisco Bay Area. It established a nonfiction program at the Carey Institute for Global Good that supports nonfiction reporters, writers and documentarians who work on topics of social, political, health, environmental, human rights, and justice. The foundation has also funded the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in its efforts to transform its library into an assembly hall and broadcast center.

Foundation grants tend to range from $25,000 to $125,000. Grantseekers can learn about past grantees in the funder’s online database. Although the foundation does not appear to restrict grantmaking to only the Bay Area of California, this is where it has awarded a majority of its grants. This foundation often awards matching or challenge grants that require nonprofits to raise an equal amount of funds in order to receive a final distribution.

The Jonathan Logan Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant requests. Grantseekers can read about prior grantees in the news to get a better sense of this funder’s priorities and interests. Direct general questions to the staff at 510-540-7774 or info@jlffdn.org.

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