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Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation

Category: Religion

The Foundation funds nonprofits endeavoring to advance education, medicine, and religion; to improve the health and welfare of the sick, aged, incapacitated; and to aid those in need. Educational funding is targeted toward inner city Catholic schools as well as scholarship funds for Catholic high schools and universities. Adult education and religious education are also supported. Medical grants are awarded in two areas: research and care of the disadvantaged. Research funding is primarily directed to the Doheny Eye Institute and other causes of interest to the Founder. Funding of hospitals and convalescent care facilities helps bring quality care to those who are otherwise underserved. Religious funding is directed to support the gospel values as expressed in the Roman Catholic faith. Grants in this area have been awarded to religious orders, 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 in leading independent, satisfying lives. Specific areas of interest under this category include adoption and foster care service groups, programs for the disabled, health education programs, and senior programs. Funding for those in need supports inner city youth clubs, summer camps, and food banks. Because of the great need due to the economic downturn, funding in 2011 will primarily focus on food and shelter programs. While most of the funding is earmarked for organizations in Los Angeles, the Foundation is willing to award grants to programs in all 50 states. Additional information can be found on the Web site.

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