SC Johnson Giving: Grants for Higher Education

OVERVIEW: SC Johnson supports colleges, universities and higher education institutions around the United States.

IP TAKE: This funder awards a large number of modest sized grants rather than a small number of large grants each year.

PROFILE: Incorporate in 1959 at its world headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin, SC Johnson Giving is the philanthropic arm of the company SC Johnson. Through its grantmaking and social responsibility, SC Johnson aims to “[h]ave a positive impact on the communities in which we operate and the world at large.” Areas of focused giving includes arts, culture and humanities, community and economic development, education, health and wellness, social services and environment and sustainability.

According to tax filings, the foundation’s higher education grantmaking supports academic institutions such as Depauw University, the Fashion Institute of Technology Foundation and Ferris State University.

Grant amounts typically range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are awarded to organizations that serve or directly impact communities in which the company has an operational presence.

SC Johnson accepts grant applications on a rolling basis. Grantseekers should expect a response from the foundation within 90 to 120 days of their application submission.


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