SC Johnson Grants

SC Johnson Giving, Inc.

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Environmental Contamination & Pollution Greening & Beautification Natural Resources Environmental Stewardship Basic Human Needs Poverty Alleviation & Services Supportive Housing & Shelters Disaster Preparedness Senior Services Disability Care & Services Family Services Life Skills Training & Rehabilitation Vocational & Trade Education Education - Higher Education Education - K through 12 Education - Preschool / Early Learning Museums & Cultural Institutions Arts / Culture Access & Participation Environmental Conservation Renewable/Sustainable Energy Economic Services & Development Community Development & Revitalization Community/Public Safety Academic Success & Enrichment Recreation Epidemiology & Public Health Community Health Education Health Care Access & Delivery Show all

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Preferred: Benton County, Arkansas, Alameda County, California, Counties in Georgia: DeKalb County, Fulton County, Counties in Illinois: Cook County, DuPage County, Bay County, Michigan, Hamilton County, Ohio, Racine County, Wisconsin Other eligible locations: United States

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



SC Johnson Grants and Product Donations Help Make Our Communities Better

Wherever we operate, we want to help make that place better, because we are there. This aspiration began more than a century ago, with our founder, Samuel Curtis Johnson. It’s reinforced by our corporate values statement, and acted on by SC Johnson people around the globe.

Since 1937, SC Johnson has given five percent of all pretax profits to charities. The year 2017 marked 80 years of company giving, and nearly six decades of our charitable foundation, SC Johnson Giving, Inc.

Understanding SC Johnson Charitable Contributions

Our primary corporate giving focus is on institutions or organizations that serve or directly affect communities where we have operations. Our areas of interest include:

Areas of Focused Giving

Community & Economic Development - Programs that improve the quality of life in the areas of economic and community infrastructure, capacity building, economic development, safe neighborhoods, cultural experiences and job training.

Social Services - Programs that provide supportive services for low-income/at-risk individuals or families to help them on the road to self-sufficiency, such as services for families, disabled or elderly citizens, domestic disaster prevention, temporary shelter, and support for those who are disadvantaged or living in poverty.

Health & Well-Being - Programs that help educate about and combat mosquito-borne diseases, or encourage public health and wellness education and equitable access to health care.

Education - Programs that emphasize student academic achievement, with a focus on academic enrichment and advancement, such as early childhood education, K-12, post-secondary, technical and vocational schools.

Sustainability & Environmental Programs - Programs that encourage sustainability through stewardship of community ecosystems, pollution abatement, natural resource conservation, environmental beautification, renewable energy and wildlife preservation.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • To apply for a grant from SC Johnson in the United States, organizations must be a registered, qualified tax-exempt, section 501(c)(3) charity based in the United States, or a government entity such as a school, library or public agency.
  • SC Johnson predominately supports institutions or organizations that serve or directly impact communities where we have major operations.
    • While we put emphasis on geographic areas where we have major operations, we do entertain requests that are regional or national in scope.


  • What organizations or programs will not be considered for an SC Johnson grant?
    • Individuals 
    • Social, athletic, veteran, labor fraternal organizations or religious groups, as such, but will consider programs that are documented to show they benefit the community as a whole
    • Organizations based outside the United States
    • Political action groups, candidates or lobbying efforts
    • Salary or wage support for staff or administrative personnel other than what might be needed for administration of specific programs or projects
    • General operating support for organizations that are supported by the United Way, but consideration will be given to specific programs that are not funded by the United Way
    • Conferences, seminars or workshops since this is the primary function of The Johnson Foundation, an operating foundation based in Racine, WI that receives major support from SC Johnson.
      • SC Johnson may consider requests for support of conferences, seminars or workshops outside of Racine, WI, on a case-by-case basis.
    • Any program, initiative, or effort that might pose a possible conflict of interest for SC Johnson or any of its businesses (e.g., programs that provide a direct benefit to the company)
    • SC Johnson does not support organizations that have a policy of discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), sex, gender expression or transition, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, whether the discrimination policies are written or are in practice.
      • Our policy is to not provide grants to any organization that maintains such a policy.
  • SC Johnson does not fund organizations with a pending 501(c) (3) status.