FOCUS AREAS

The Jernigan Foundation invests in organizations in the Thurston County area, Washington state, and Internationally that fall into the following three focus areas.

YOUTH

We believe young people are amazing and they deserve hope, life and a future. We invest in organizations that are helping youth thrive – especially youth who have had a rough go in life.

EDUCATION

We believe education is one of the keys to success in life. We provide access to education for those who may not have the opportunity or resources to obtain it.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

We believe every human has the right to be free from slavery and harmful uses of their body. We invest in organizations that loose the chains of injustice and bring freedom to the captives.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington

New MySTEAM learning lab and curriculum

Big Brothers Big Sisters
CareNet Pregnancy Center
CareNet Pregnancy Center

CareNet Pregnancy Center of Thurston County

Counseling for youth who are pregnant to keep their children

Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County

Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County

Safe spaces for children to learn and grow

Boys and Girls Clubs
iTHEMBA
iThemba Trust

iThemba School in South Africa

Land for the school to have a permanent home

SPSCC

South Puget Sound Community College

Scholarships for single mom’s to attend college

South Puget Sound Community College
Evergreen Christian School
Evergreen Christian School

Evergreen Christian School in Olympia, WA

Expansion of educational programs for students

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S-CAPE in South Africa

Safe House for women who have been trafficked

Vulnerable women need a safe house
WA Trafficking Prevention
Washington Trafficking Prevention

Washington Trafficking Prevention

Expanding prevention programs in Washington state

Tronie Foundation

Tronie Foundation

Preventing forced labor worldwide through the Freedom Seal

Preventing forced labor worldwide through the Freedom Seal