About The John Jordan Foundation

Working to make communities
a better place — for everyone.

We support initiatives to improve the quality of life for vulnerable communities, from cradle to career, youth to elderly. This includes closing the gaps in the educational system; improving career and college exposure and readiness, decreasing negative health impacts associated with poverty; addressing income inequality; protecting neglected or abused animals, and creating opportunities for the most under-resourced populations to be positioned for successful futures. We are responsibly passionate about distributing funds where they can have an immediate, positive, and lasting impact.

A responsibility to help

The John Jordan Foundation was created in 2012 to equip disadvantaged youth and young adults with the tools needed to succeed educationally and professionally.  

The Foundation has supported more than 300 partner organizations. Over 1,000 teachers have received grants for their classrooms, and more than 400 California schools have been served.

Over the past decade, the scope has expanded to include support for programs serving seniors and animals. 

With the help of many tremendous nonprofit partners, the Foundation has empowered thousands, lifting up those most in need, improving lives and opening doors of opportunity that may otherwise be closed.

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TALLK Charity John Jordan Foundation
John Jordan Assisting Canine Companions
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It’s not a charity, it’s an investment
in the future — our future.

We believe successful businesses should be accountable, responsible, and an integral part of their communities, playing an active role in improving the lives of our most vulnerable fellow citizens.


Supporting groups that support our community

If your organization or program focus aligns with the John Jordan Foundation mission, apply for a grant to help fund your work.


Sharing our craft to support your program

Jordan Vineyard & Winery is proud to supply wine, hospitality packages and tastings for charitable auctions. Apply for a donation to support your fundraising initiative. 

Leadership Team

Katie Fonsen Young

Katie Fonsen Young

Executive Director

John Jordan

John Jordan

Founder and Board Member

Josh Hermsmyer

Josh Hermsmeyer