Supporting Los Angeles-based Good Works Since 1949


Before applying for a grant with our Foundation, please take a moment to review the Eligibility Guidelines and Criteria below. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Eligibility Criteria

The Foundation funds approximately 300 organizations each year. The majority of these organizations have a historical relationship with the Foundation of more than ten years. In a given year, the Board approves only a few new organizations for funding. The Foundation seldom participates in capital campaigns, and then only with organizations with whom the Foundation has a long relationship.

The Board believes that reoccurring funding for organizations that are extremely well-aligned with Mrs. Doheny’s mandate is a better use of the Foundation’s resources than one-time funding for many different non-profits. Please consider this when allocating time spent on the application.