The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation is a non-profit public charity founded in 2008 by Jack and Kim Johnson to promote positive and lasting change within communities by supporting organizations that focus on environmental, art, and music education.

GRANTEES INCLUDE:

SEEDS (Durham, NC) - The DIG program empowers teens by teaching organic gardening, business practices, and healthy food choices.

Art From Scrap (Santa Barbara, CA) - provides the community with a Green Schools environmental education program, an Arts Center, and a Reuse retail store.

ARTS (San Diego, CA) - The ARTS' Danny Riley Music program provides the opportunity for at-risk youth and youth facing terminal or chronic illness to engage in, and express themselves through music.

Nature Consortium (Seattle, WA) - Through an Urban Forest Restoration Project and a Youth Art Program, the Nature Consortium connects people, arts and nature.

Kokua Hawai'i Foundation (O'ahu, Hawai'i) - The ‘AINA IS farm to school program aims to connect children to where their food comes from.

Groundswell Community Mural Project (Brooklyn, NY) - Groundswell brings youth, artists and community groups together to create public art in New York City neighborhoods.

Little Kids Rock (Montclair, New Jersey) - An award-winning program dedicated to restoring and revitalizing music education, particularly in low-income schools.

Ocean Discovery Institute (San Diego, CA) - The Ocean Science Explorers Initiative engages urban youth in hands-on activities and service learning projects.


News

Stepping Away from our Disposable Culture

June 09, 2014
 
With a global increase in awareness over the past few decades about the health of our fragile planet, people have become more concerned about the harm posed by plastic products on our environment. As a result, consumers, governments, nonprofits, and even businesses have begun taking action against the use of disposable and single-use plastic products. Reducing the use of plastic bags has been an effective strategy, and placing a tax on their use, or banning them altogether, has become commonplace around the globe.
 
Read more here at LoaTree.