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Jimmie Johnson Foundation announces $300,000 in Champions Grants

The Jimmie Johnson Foundation announced today that seven schools will receive $308,000 in Champions Grants this year. The grants are awarded annually to K-12 public and charter schools in and around Chandra and Jimmie’s hometowns in California and Oklahoma, as well as their current residence in North Carolina.

“Schools have so many, wide-ranging needs,” Jimmie Johnson said. “We were very impressed by this year’s applications, and we’re thrilled to be able to support these important projects through the Champions Grant program.”

This year, the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Champions Grant awards included $183,555 toward science and technology programs, $63,206.37 toward language and literacy initiatives, $39,726.38 for health and wellness activities, and $22,096.71 toward school improvement projects.

The 2018 Champions Grants were awarded to the following schools:

North Carolina

● Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology (Charlotte, North Carolina)
● R. Brown McAllister STEM Elementary School (Concord, North Carolina)
● Steele Creek Elementary School (Charlotte, North Carolina)


● Knox Middle School (San Diego)
● WD Hall Elementary School (El Cajon, California)


● KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
● Pershing Elementary School (Muskogee, Oklahoma)

More than $5.6 million has been contributed through the Champions Grant program since 2009.

To see a detailed list of the 2018 Champions Grant projects, please visit

— Jimmie Johnson Foundation —