Supporting Los Angeles-based Good Works Since 1949


What is the Foundation’s process for submitting a proposal?

First-time Applicants:
1. Go to the Foundation’s website, click the Grants tab, then choose “Application” from the drop down menu. Navigate to the online Application/Login link at the bottom of the page.

2. Next, log in by entering your email address, and a password. Click “Log On.”

3. Follow the directions to create a new account for your organization. You must create an account to apply for a grant with the Foundation. 

4. When you are on your homepage, you will see the word, “Apply” under “Requests” in the left-hand column. Click “Apply” to begin a new application.

Returning Applicants
To enter your organization’s homepage, go to the Foundation’s website, click on the Grants tab, then choose “Application” from the drop down menu and navigate to the online Application/Login link at the bottom of the page. Then, click that link to log in. Enter your email address and password and click “Log On.” 

Returning Applicants with new user(s)
If you would like to add a new user to your current account, or change current information, contact the Foundation through our website at

Do I have an opportunity to meet with the Board to explain the request?
Meetings with the Board are rare and only at the Board’s request. Information submitted in the application is summarized and presented to the Board in writing by staff. It is important to include all pertinent information in a clear and concise manner.

What is the deadline for submitting a request?
Board meetings are held on the last Friday of each month, except for the month of September. Requests should be submitted approximately six weeks in advance to allow sufficient time for processing.

What is the Foundation’s funding cycle?
Funding follows the monthly Board of Directors meetings. Organizations that meet the Foundation’s funding guidelines may submit a request for support once per year.

How much should I request?
You may request whatever amount is needed, but it is suggested that you refer to the annual report information to review what the Board approved the previous year.

What types of organizations and/or projects does the Foundation fund?
Mrs. Doheny directed the Board of Directors to emphasize funding in the areas of Education, Medicine, Religion, Aid to Those in Need, Health and Welfare. Please refer to Mission & Mandate and Portraits of Giving for more information about these five areas of funding.

What are the geographical limitations?
The vast majority of funding is done in the Greater Los Angeles area. The Foundation does not fund work that is done outside of the United States.

When should I call the Foundation?
If you have not heard from the Board about their decision within a period of three months or have questions about the process, application form or any other area of concern, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Grant requests are not considered for:
Publishing books, travel, advertisement, individual scholarship, political purposes in any form, endowments, television or radio programs.