January is National Mentoring Month

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Check out, the website of MENTOR, a national non-profit organization devoted to increasing the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for America’s young people. It makes the case for mentoring
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So, this is Christmas (and what have you done?)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

John Lennon’s carol has become a Christmas standard. As the end of the year approaches, it hauntingly asks us what we have done to make the world a better place. It has universal appeal because it speaks to our highest aspirations.   Read More



Monday, December 04, 2017

We recently celebrated national Native American Heritage Month in November, and it offered us another opportunity to reflect upon the Johnson Scholarship Foundation’s mission to Indigenous People and its strategy to execute it.  Read More


JSF Shares Grantee Perception Report

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation is pleased to share the results of its 2017 Grantee Perception Report, prepared by the Center for Effective Philanthropy. Click here to view the report.  Read More


A Good Partnership

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The cover of this month’s Report is from our June meeting in Tampa of the partners of the Johnson Scholarship for students with disabilities in the Florida State University System. This annual meeting is convened by the Foundation and attended by representatives of each of the state universities and the Board of Governors’ Office. The Foundation was well represented, as you can see from the photo.  Read More


Concentrating Focus for Results

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Foundation stresses the importance of adhering to a strategy to achieve results. We concentrate on education for disadvantaged people so that they may obtain better employment and a better life.  Read More


The Fading American Dream

Friday, May 19, 2017

Raj Chetty is a professor of economics at Stanford University and has been recognized by the American Economic Association as the best American economist under age 40. His current research focuses on equality of opportunity: how can we give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding?  Read More


Have Faith (and Keep Going)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Whenever I am tempted to feel blue or pessimistic about JSF’s effectiveness all I have to do is listen to our peers, which I had the opportunity to do last week at The Center of Effective Philanthropy (CEP) Biannual Conference in Boston.  Read More


Thank You

Thursday, December 15, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close I will use this space to count the things for which I am grateful.   Read More


What Makes a Movement

Monday, October 24, 2016

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is observed each October. The theme this year is “#InclusionWorks.” How many people know this? Read More


Nova Scotia Beckons

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

September’s Grant Program Meeting will focus on Foundation grants that serve Indigenous Peoples. Janine Pease, Bob Lorence and Rick Williams, our consultants in this area, will all attend. This is Bob’s last meeting and Rick and Janine’s first. There will also be a number of invited guests and we will receive reports on our major programs and what others are doing in this area. Read More


Is Anybody Listening?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Two years ago the Foundation embarked upon an initiative to communicate more effectively. We wanted to raise its profile so that high quality potential grantees would know about it and apply for grants. We wanted to give existing and past grantees a forum to showcase their good work. And we felt an obligation to share what we have learned.  Read More


Non-Monetary Support in the SUSF Johnson Scholarship Program

Monday, June 20, 2016

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Faith & Money

Monday, May 23, 2016

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In the Year 2041

Friday, February 19, 2016

January’s page concluded by asking how the knowledge and experience gained in our first 25 years can guide us to be better in the next 25 years. Let us look ahead another 25 years to 2041. We will start close to home, with assumptions that are so likely that they appear certain. Read More