The Jimmie Johnson Foundation was launched by Chandra and Jimmie Johnson in 2006. To date, more than $5 million has been contributed to various organizations. The foundation currently focuses on funding K-12 public education, primarily through the Jimmie Johnson Foundation/Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Champions Grants program. Champions Grants have been awarded to 53 schools located in California, Oklahoma and North Carolina, where the Johnsons grew up and currently reside. In addition, the foundation selects twelve charities each year to be featured on Johnson’s Helmet of Hope. These charities are selected from nominations made by fans and media members nationwide. Helmet of Hope charities receive a grant of $10,000 and national exposure on the helmet worn for a select Sprint Cup race.