Name of Foundation: The Walter S. Johnson Foundation
Location: San Francisco, CA
Contact info: www.wsjf.org
Phone: (415) 561-6540
Coverage Area: Northern California and Washoe County, Nevada
Subject Area: Transition-Aged Foster Youth, College and Career Technical Education, Family Economic Success
Assets: $90 million (2011)
Last Year Total Giving: $4.4 million (2011)
In a nutshell: Walter S. Johnson was a San Francisco-based businessman and philanthropist. He gave to many local causes and served on numerous nonprofit boards, including a children’s home for disadvantaged youth. He was effected by the plight of disadvantaged youth, and began a foundation to serve the needs of youth in Northern California.
Today, the Walter S. Johnson Foundation continues his legacy, funding education, leadership and economic development programs for youth and families. The foundation invests in programs for transition aged foster youth, support for completion of college and career technical education, as well as long term anti-poverty programs that utilize asset building and entrepreneurship.
Transition Aged Foster Youth
College and Career Technical Education Completion Strategies
Family Economic Success
How to Apply: The Walter S. Johnson Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. The first step is contacting staff to see whether you should submit a proposal. For Family Economic Success contact Eric Sloan, Executive Director, at (415) 561-6540 ext. 205 or [email protected]. For Transition-aged Foster Youth and College Completion Strategies contact Amy Freeman, Program Director (415) 561-6540 ext. 224 or [email protected]. Click here for more information.