FOCUS AREAS

The Jernigan Foundation invests in organizations in places we love, live and work, including:

~Thurston County, WA;
~Washington state;
~Hawaii’s Big Island; and
~Internationally in South Africa, India, and Uganda.

We will occasionally consider requests from organizations in other international countries,
if their mission and work directly fits our mission and focus areas.

 

Our three focus areas are:

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.

Homeless Backpacks

Providing weekend food for hungry and homeless teens

In Thurston County

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 Foundation

Scholarships for single mom’s to attend college

South Puget Sound Community College

ATK International - Uganda

Education for children in Uganda in isolated rural villages

where educational opportunities are very poor

Rescue:Freedom International

Preventing the human trafficking of children in India

Strategic Alliance to Fight Exploitation

Creating jobs for sex trafficking survivors

in Washington state

Tronie Foundation

Tronie Foundation

Preventing forced labor worldwide through the Freedom Seal

Preventing forced labor worldwide through the Freedom Seal