Doris Duke Charitable Foundation



The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation was established since 1996 in memory of Doris Duke. The activities of the foundation is guided by her will, where she endowed her financial assets that totaled apporximately $1.6 bilion as of December 31, 2010.


The mission of the foundation is to improve the quality of people's lives through grants supporting perming arts, environmental conservation, medical research and the prevention of child abuse, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke's properties.



The foundation supports four national programs; the Arts Program, the Environment Program, the Medical Research Program, and the Child Abuse Prevention Program. They also support three properties owned by Doris Duke in Hillsborough, New Jersey; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Newport, Rhode Island.


Web Address

www.ddcf.org

Social Media Links

Twitter - @DorisDukeFdn

Assets

$1,716,471,991 - 2010-12-31
$1,952,794,064 - 2006-12-31


Giving

$63,897,899 - 2010-12-31
$74,163,443 - 2006-12-31


Foundation Grants and Resources


  

Recent News from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation


WCS announces $2.5 million in grants for climate adaptation
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

The WCS Climate Adaptation Fund is made possible by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). This year's round of grant-making also builds on WCS's previous awards that funded a...more

Wyss, Doris Duke foundations renew partnerships with NAU's Landscape Conservation Institute
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Wyss Foundation

This program is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, whose mission is to improve the quality of people's lives through grants...more

Moraine Valley Muslim art project aims to build bridges
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Tommy Hensel, managing director of the Fine and Performing Arts Center at ... Moraine Valley was one of five entities chosen for the grant, the...more

Babies born big more likely to become obese children, study finds
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

The work was supported by the National Institutes of Health, grant R01HL120960, and a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical...more

A Friend Indeed: What This Foundation's Giving Says About the Future of Arts Philanthropy
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

When you consider that private philanthropy is coming to play a greater role in civic life as strapped government agencies cut back, you might tend...more

A Friend Indeed: What This Foundation's Giving Says About the Future of Arts Philanthropy
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

In its 2014 grant cycle, the foundation doled out $22.5 million to over 200 nonprofit theater companies and over two dozen dance...more

RPA Wins Grant From Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to Study Climate's Impact on Wetlands
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Regional Plan Association has received a one-year, $100,000 grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to study the effects of climate...more

Can the Arts Counter Islamophobia? This Funder's Making That Bet
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

When Doris Duke first took up philanthropy as a young heiress and socialite in the 1930s and 1940s, Americans worried about a very different set...more

APAP Awards Grants for cultural identity programs
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

This grant program is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA) and...more

Land Trust Alliance Launches Climate Change Initiative with $1 Million Grant from Doris Duke ...
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

... announced the launch of its new Land Trust Climate Change Initiative, funded through a $1 million grant from the Doris Duke Charitable...more





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