Grantmaking Focus

The Johnson Ohana Foundation supports organizations with strong community involvement. We are most interested in funding organizations that work creatively toward solution-based approaches to environmental or societal problems, with a commitment to long-term and lasting change. The Johnson Ohana Foundation primarily supports smaller organizations working on issues relevant to their own local communities.

We fund groups that focus on one of three central themes:

1) Environmental Education
2) Arts Education for Youth
3) Music Education for Youth

The Johnson Ohana Foundation seeks out innovative non-profits that actively engage youth and/or volunteers in projects that provide measurable benefit to the environment and/or the community.

The Johnson Ohana Foundation is built upon an endowment that will support grantmaking and donations to non-profits in perpetuity.  The Foundation has made over $5 million in donations to over 500 non-profits to date.
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Fields of Interest

The Johnson Ohana Foundation regularly supports organizations that work in the following fields of interest and in addition, chooses a specific funding theme that varies periodically:

Environmental Education

Oceans/ Rivers/ Watersheds
Plastic Free Initiatives
Renewable Energy
Sustainable Living
Sustainable Local Food Systems
Farm to School Programs
Tree Planting/Restoration
Conservation Programs (energy, waste, water)

Arts Education for Youth

Visual Arts (drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture)
Performing Arts (theatre, dance, musical theatre)
Media Arts (film, photography, graphic design)

Music Education for Youth

School or Community-Based Music Programs (low or no-cost instruction)
Musical Ensembles (band, choir, orchestra)
Musical Instruments (acquisition, maintenance, repair)

Current Funding Theme:   Sustainable Local Food Systems