Mission & Mandate
Five Areas of Funding
Within each area of funding, the Foundation seeks those programs that recognize the individual dignity and spiritual needs of the people served, as well as their capacity to become tomorrow’s mentors and community leaders.
Educational funding includes support of inner city Catholic schools and scholarship funds for Catholic high schools and universities. Schools receiving the scholarship funds are evaluated both on academic excellence and their curriculum requirements for community outreach. Adult education programs and religious education are also supported.
Medical funding is focused in two areas: research and care of the disadvantaged. Research funding is primarily directed to the work of the Doheny Eye Institute and other causes which were of interest to Mrs. Doheny. Funding of hospitals and convalescent care facilities is an attempt to bring quality care to those who are otherwise underserved.
Religious funding is directed to support the evangelization and mission-based work of the Roman Catholic community, as well as local faith-based organizations inspired and guided by similar gospel values. Grants in this area have been awarded to religious orders, projects of the Archdiocese, retreat centers, outreach programs, and involvement in social justice issues that guard the value of every human being.
Health and Welfare funding is directed to organizations who assist individuals to lead independent, satisfying lives. Specific areas of interest include programs serving the disabled, foster children, seniors and pregnant women.
Aid to Those In Need funding includes non-profits that serve those who are vulnerable in our society. Organizations that meet critical needs such as food and shelter, as well as programs that empower and inspire young people in underserved communities, are encouraged to apply. The Foundation also strongly supports initiatives to advance literacy and economic self-reliance.