Shahid and Ann Khan Foundation: Grants for Florida

OVERVIEW: The Shahid and Ann Khan Foundation supports education, youth, arts, health, and community needs in and around Jacksonville, Florida.

FUNDING AREAS: Education, youth, arts, health, community

IP TAKE: This funder operates under the radar but often commits to big gifts in the millions of dollars for local efforts that catch the Khans’ attention.

PROFILE: Established in 2007, the Shahid and Ann Khan Foundation is a private foundation with roots in Jacksonville, Florida. Shahid Khan was a Pakistani immigrant who studied engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, created the start-up Bumper Works, and became owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football team in 2012. His wife, Ann Khan, is has a history in social work, also attended the University of Illinois, and serves as president of the Khan Foundation. Through their foundation, the couple funds local efforts for education, youth, and community needs.

The Shahid and Ann Khan Foundation does not have a website to guide grantseekers. However, the Khans have been steady supporters of their alma mater, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The couple supports numerous youth causes as well through grants to local YMCAs, performing art centers, and science programs. They have also funded cancer centers, breast cancer prevention programs, and domestic violence and sex trafficking prevention programs as well.

Grants range between about $100,000 and $3 million. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its recent tax records. Grantmaking largely focuses on Florida and especially the Jacksonville area. The Urbana-Champaign area of East-Central Illinois is also a geographic interest. Past local grantees include the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Veterans Resource and Reintegration Center, North Florida Boy Scouts, and the Jacksonville Humane Society.

This foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits and only makes contributions to pre-selected charitable organizations.

Direct general questions to the foundation staff at 217-255-5015.

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