Eligibility and Criteria
- Registered Non-Profit Status:
Only organizations that are currently registered as section 501(c)(3) with the Internal Revenue Service will be considered.
- Ineligible Grant Requests:
Grant requests are not considered for publishing of books, television or radio programs or production, travel funds, advertisement, individual scholarship, political purposes in any form, or endowments.
Funding is generally limited to Los Angeles and adjacent surrounding areas. In some instances, Los Angeles programs of organizations headquartered elsewhere may be funded.
- Annual Grant Application:
Organizations may only apply once a year. Returning organizations may apply after the grant report from the previous grant has been submitted, three months before the anniversary of grant funding.
- Thematic Areas of Funding:
The Board of Directors reviews requests by Thematic Areas of Funding. To review these areas and corresponding deadlines or to preview an application, go to the Application page.
Questions: For questions, please contact us.
The Foundation funds approximately 300 organizations per year. The majority of these organizations have had a relationship with the Foundation for more than 10 years and are well-aligned with Mrs. Doheny’s mission and mandate. Organizations that apply for funding must reflect this mission and mandate and fall within the five areas of funding outlined by Mrs. Doheny: Education, Medicine, Religion, Health and Welfare, and Aid to Those in Need.