The Henry M Jackson Foundation was founded in 1983 to continue the unfinished work of the late Senator Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson in the areas in which he played a key leadership role: international affairs education, human rights, environment and natural resources management, and public service. Through its grantmaking and strategic initiatives, the Foundation seeks to make a lasting impact and perpetuate the Jackson legacy for the benefit of future generations. The Foundation continues to actively make grants in international affairs education and human rights and, to a limited extent, in the areas of environment and natural resources management and public service.
In addition to grantmaking, the Foundation's strategic initiatives address critical and timely needs in the Foundation's four program areas. The goal of these strategic initiatives is to leverage additional resources for issues that are central to the Jackson legacy by:
Partnering with other organizations
Convening leaders in the field from nonprofit, foundation and government sectors
Providing opportunities for public dialogue
Organizing forums for in-depth analysis on critical and timely issues
Participation in strategic initiatives is primarily conducted on an invitation-only basis; however, interested individuals may contact the Foundation's program officer to discuss potential partnership ideas that are consistent with Foundation interests and priorities. – less–ZoomInfo