About the Jonas Foundation
Since our goal is “bringing art into children’s lives”, the primary task of the Jonas Foundation is to raise the funds needed to procure artists for our schools. Each year, Jonas art education programs are provided to students in 25 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, and 7 high schools. We also provide programs to North Star and the Dalton Regional Youth Detention Center, which are non-traditional schools in our community. Last year, 16% of our funds came from corporations, 18% from foundations and grants, 38% from individual donors, and 12% from the Seretean Foundation, 12% from the Lorberbaum Family Foundation, and 4% from artist roll over money. Each year, 100% of the money raised by the Jonas Foundation is spent on art education programs.