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Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation


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Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation

For more than 60 years, the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation has generously supported Catholic institutions throughout the country. In addition to Catholic institutions, the Foundation has been a benefactor of many other educational and medical organizations especially in southern California.

Carrie Estelle Doheny’s (1875-1958) deep faith, ample resources, and inspiring love for Los Angeles and its people–especially those living in poverty–led to the creation of the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation in 1949. Still vibrant today, the Foundation’s assets have grown to $165 million and enabled the Foundation to award $200 million in grants since its founding. Notable philanthropic achievements include a dynamic approach to supporting L.A.’s Catholic inner city elementary and high schools and renowned impact and innovation through the Doheny Eye Institute. The Foundation’s five areas of funding include Education, Medicine, Religion, Health and Welfare, and Aid to Those in Need.

“It has been an honor to work for the Doheny Foundation and share in the ways we have expanded our outreach to our poor and underserved,” says Doheny Foundation’s President Rob Smith. “We continue to be guided by Mrs. Doheny’s directives to empower our recipients and share our Catholic Christian values.”

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