The Jernigan Foundation invests in solutions that empower the vulnerable, at-risk, and defenseless toward a flourishing future.


We do that in places we love, live and work, including:

~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 fits with our mission.


Some of our past and current grantees are:


Street Business School

Lifting up women entrepreneurs to change the world

iThemba Trust

iThemba School in South Africa

Land for the school to have a permanent home

She is Safe

Transformation groups in India that prevent

young women from being trafficked

ATK International - Uganda

Education for children in Uganda in isolated rural villages

where educational opportunities are very poor

Penny's Place

A safe home for those who have been trafficked or abused

Strategic Alliance to Fight Exploitation

Creating jobs for sex trafficking survivors

in Washington state

Heart for Lebanon

Providing holistic care for refugees

and under-resourced families and children in Lebanon