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:

Homeless Backpacks

Providing weekend food for hungry and homeless teens

in Thurston County


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


South Puget Sound Community College Foundation

Scholarships for single parents 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

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

Tronie Foundation

Tronie Foundation

Preventing forced labor worldwide through the Freedom Seal

Preventing forced labor worldwide through the Freedom Seal