The Johnson Scholarship Foundation exists to serve disadvantaged people by assisting them to obtain education and employment. The three populations it focuses on are: economically disadvantaged, indigenous peoples, and people with disabilities. The Foundation views grantees as partners and works with them to develop sustainable proposals that will catalyze change and growth in their organization and in the individuals served. Grantee partners are usually required to leverage Foundation grants by obtaining matching funds from other sources. The amount of matching money varies according to the circumstances and is negotiated with the grantee partner in each case.