The David Kelby Johnson provides charitable support to qualified 501 (c)(3) organizations that have the potential to make a significant impact in the charitable purposes of sight preservation and improvement, children's services, drunk driving prevention and education, historic preservation, elder advocacy and environmental conservation.

The foundation will primarily fund organizations which conduct activities in the state of Utah, but we may make distributions to qualifying charitable organization which provide services outside of this region. Organizations may only apply once per calendar year. 

What We Don’t Fund

• Capital Campaigns/Building Construction

The David Kelby Johnson Foundation does not fund Capital Campaigns or new Building Construction.  However, the foundation funds projects for the preservation of historic buildings and will fund capital costs associated with exhibits for a program that otherwise meets the foundation's funding guidelines.

• Multi-year commitments

• Grants to Individuals

• Grants to nonqualified agencies

• Grants that fall outside of the guidelines set by the Board of Directors

• Grants for research

• Funding for staff