Skip to main content Skip to footer

Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation


Last profile update: 08/25/2017
Last grant data update: 04/11/2018

At A Glance

Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation

(formerly The Lee-Jackson Foundation)

(also known as Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation)

P.O. Box 8121

Charlottesville, VA United States 22906-8121

Telephone: 4349771861


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation






Established in 1953 in VA - The Lee-Jackson Foundation of Charlottesville was founded in 1953 by the late Jay W. Johns, a successful Pennsylvania industrialist transplanted to Virginia, who became a great admirer of Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. He believed that both these Americans possessed distinguished traits of character that should be emulated by future generations

Purpose and Activities

The foundation works to increase educational opportunities for Virginia's youth with scholarships awarded through an essay competition; an applicant must be a junior or senior in a Virginia public or private high school who is a resident of Virginia. Funding also for museums and historical activities, secondary schools, and higher education.