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Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-10

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

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-03-31)

Assets: $3,081,209

Total giving: $164,000






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.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Undergraduate scholarships to juniors and seniors in Virginia public or private high schools or home schools, based on quality of submitted essay.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Environment
  • Foundations
  • Higher education
  • Historic preservation
  • Historical activities
  • History museums
  • Land resources
  • Museums
  • Natural resources
  • Philanthropy
  • Secondary education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Military personnel
  • Foundations

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-03-31

Assets: $3,081,209 (market value)

Expenditures: $250,494

Total giving: $164,000

Qualifying distributions: $203,330