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August 15, 2011
The Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation has doubled its grant to the American Indian College Fund for Native student scholarships, awarding $20,000 this year for American Indian students who are residents of Colorado or members of Colorado tribes.
”Committed to increasing opportunities for talented and hardworking college bound students, the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation is delighted to partner with the American Indian College Fund. Through this grant award, the Johnson Foundation supports Native students with Colorado roots, helping them to reach their educational goals, and forge a better life for themselves, their families and their communities,” said Jack Alexander, President of the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation.
Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, said, “We are delighted that the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation has shown a strong commitment to Native education through its increased grant, which will allow more Colorado Native Americans to succeed by obtaining a college education. Through the generosity of the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation, their scholarship program is creating hope and opportunity for Colorado American Indian communities.”
About the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation
Founded in 1948 by Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson, the Johnson Foundation is a private, family foundation directing resources to tax-exempt Colorado organizations. Through its grantmaking, the Johnson Foundation strives to promote self-sufficiency, meet basic needs, relieve suffering, and enrich the quality of life in Colorado.