President’s Welcome 2024
On June 17, 1949, Carrie Estelle Doheny, the widow of Los Angeles oil magnate Edward L. Doheny, established the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation.
As the Foundation enters its 75th year, we mark this Diamond Jubilee by reaffirming Mrs. Doheny’s philanthropic vision to support: the advancement of education, medicine, religion and science; the improvement of the health and welfare of infants, children, adults, families, and the aged; the help and care of the sick, the aged and the incapacitated; and the aid of the needy.
Mrs. Doheny’s charitable scope reflected her deep Catholic faith and commitment to the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Although much has changed in our community over seventy-five years, the needs remain great and varied. The Foundation joyfully asserts our fidelity to the animating principles of Mrs. Doheny’s charity and their application to our current world. We will continue to focus the Foundation’s resources on aiding the Greater Los Angeles community in light of the Gospel.
Due to Mrs. Doheny’s generosity, thus far the Foundation has made grants of some $300 million to support nonprofit organizations that improve the lives and futures of people and communities. Guided by Catholic values, the Board and Staff are committed to continuing this mission as we march into the next seventy-five years of service.
Michael Scott Feeley