Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Foundation Grants

Arthur L. & Elaine V. Johnson Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $150,000

Anticipated deadline: Aug 1, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Research, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Since 1990 the Arthur L. & Elaine V. Johnson Foundation has provided grants to organizations which provided for the care, benefit, support and preservation of German Shepherd seeing eye dogs or other animals trained to assist sight-impaired or otherwise handicapped individuals. We also support organizations that provide for the preservation, care and benefit of wildlife and the world's natural resources.

The Foundation Trustees desire that the Foundation be a catalyst for change and therefore prefer to fund projects that will assist an organization in a long-term change, such as expanding capacity or undertaking a new area of service. Requests for funds to support on-going program costs are given a lower priority.

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  • Grant recipients must be charitable organizations as described in Section 501(C)(3) and 509 (a)(1), 509(a)(2), or 509(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 


  • For funding in the area of handicap assistance animals:
    • our highest priority is dogs to assist the blind, followed by other animals specially trained to perform tasks that a physical impairment prevents a person from doing for himself or herself.
  • For funding in the area of nature conservancy:
    • our highest priority is for direct conservation (e.g., preservation or restoration of natural land, animal conservation or preservation) and science-based conservation activities (i.e., research designed to lead to better land and wildlife management).


  • For funding in the area of handicap assistance animals: 
    • We do not fund therapy, autism, PTSD, facility, or emotional support animals.
    • Organizations that fund such animals in addition to animals to assist the physically handicapped are strongly encouraged to provide an accounting of how many of each type of animal are placed as part of their application.
  • For funding in the area of nature conservancy:
    • We do not fund organizations that require recipients to pay (other than a nominal fee) or to do significant fund raising for the organization.
    • We do not fund organizations whose primary focus is education or advocacy. 
    • We do not fund animal sanctuaries that are not focused on wildlife rehabilitation and release.
    • Wildlife rehabilitation that is not primarily focused on threatened, endangered, or otherwise significant species are rarely funded.

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