Based in Southern California, the Crail-Johnson Foundation is run by siblings Eric, Alan, Ann and Craig Crail-Johnson. The family steers its foundation, which was founded in 1987, to support projects and programs that “promote the well being of children in need through the effective application of human and financial resources.”
This has come to mean funding efforts around education, health and human services for “economically, socially and physically disadvantaged children,” youth and their families, with the goal of empowering them with “the tools necessary to build a life of quality.”
Major Program Categories: Grants from the foundation offer program support as well as operating support for projects and organizations serving the southern California communities of San Pedro, Wilmington, Compton, Watts, Carson, Long Beach and South Los Angeles.
Education grants fund a full spectrum of projects, ranging from early childhood development and parenting education to college prep and career training programs for high schoolers. “Human services” encompasses child abuse and domestic violence prevention and treatment, food banks/pantries and food distribution programs, homeless services, and youth development/enrichment. Finally, treatment and prevention services are the focus of the foundation’s health grants.
For a full list of 2015 grant recipients, click here.
How to Apply: The foundation accepts letters of inquiry (LOI) for its different program categories on the following schedule:
- September 1 – September 30: Education
- December 15 – January 15: Human Services
- April 15 – May 15: Health
To submit an LOI, visit this section of the Crail-Johnson Foundation’s website and download a grant request form. Along with the completed form, prepare a short narrative, statement of impact and program evaluation plan, organizational budget and project budget. Submit completed materials to program officer Rachel Roth at [email protected]. LOIs/grant request forms that interest the foundation will be invited to submit full proposals.
Name of Foundation: The Crail-Johnson Foundation
Location: 461 W. 6th Street, Suite 300, San Pedro, CA 90731
Contact Information: Program Officer, Rachel Roth – 310.519.7413
Coverage Area: Southern California communities of San Pedro, Wilmington, Compton, Watts, Carson, Long Beach and South Los Angeles
Subject Area: Education, Health and Human Services for children/youth and their families.
Assets: $21,960,270.00 (2014)
Last Year Total Giving: $962,113.60 (2015)
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