About Us

Our Mission

Promote the well being of children in need, through the effective application of human and financial resources

The mission of The Crail-Johnson Foundation is to promote the well being of children, youth, and families in need, through the effective application of human and financial resources.

It is our commitment to be an advocate for children and to act as an agent for positive change. We endeavor to provide for immediate improvement in children’s quality of life, as well as to provide opportunities for a future life of quality.

Our Focus Communities

Our geographic priorities

As a local family foundation, we are focused on the communities around where we live, work, and grew up. However, we also consider non-profits in the rest of the greater Los Angeles area.

San Pedro
Long Beach
Harbor City
South LA

Our History

Our history

“It is a profound privilege to carry forward the 30-year legacy of the Crail-Johnson Foundation into the next generation. We are excited to build upon the impactful community work we have done, while exploring new models of philanthropy and ways to fulfill our mission. We are grateful to have excellent partners both within our vibrant non-profit community and within the strong philanthropic network in Los Angeles.”

Lauren Johnson - President, Crail-Johnson Foundation
in grants awarded since 1980

Our People

Board and staff


Alan C. Johnson
Ann L. Johnson
Byung Kim
Carolyn B. Escoto
Craig C. Johnson
Eric C. Johnson
John S. Peterson
Jane M. Johnson
Lauren Johnson
Elizabeth H. Johnson


Lauren Johnson
– President
Carolyn Escoto
– Chair
Elizabeth H. Johnson
– Vice Chair
Eric C. Johnson
- Vice President and Assistant Secretary
Ann L. Johnson
- Vice President and Assistant Secretary
Jane Johnson
– Secretary
Byung Kim
– Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer


Rachel Roth
- Executive Director