Johnson Family Foundation: Grants for LGBT

OVERVIEW: The Johnson Family Foundation focuses LGBTQ grantmaking on sustainable projects that build equality movements and foster a greater understanding of mental health issues faced by the LGBTQ community.

IP TAKE: This funder supports both placed-based and national LGBTQ movements.

PROFILE: The Johnson Family Foundation (JFF) commits its grantmaking to “advancing equality and social justice,” and envisions a “world free from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.” JFF's LGBTQ grantmaking focuses on mental health, youth populations, and movement building.

JFF’s Mental Health strategy awards grants to LGBTQ community centers that emphasize and expose mental health issues and those that advance the understanding of mental health matters as they relate to the LGBTQ community.

Its Youth strategy supports organizations that promote save schools and “queer youth empowerment.” The overall goal of this strategy is to improve the lives of young people.

Finally, JFF’s Movement Building strategy builds strong and sustainable LGBT movements. The foundation does so by supporting public education and collaborations among like-minded funders.

While the Johnson Family awards grants of up to $500,000, the majority of grants fall between 25,000 to $75,000. To learn more about the organizations the foundation supports and at what level, explore its grant history lists.

JFF does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

PEOPLE:

  • Richard Burns, Interim Executive Director
  • Samantha Franklin, Program Officer