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.

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


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

Foundation Grants and Resources


Recent News from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Two Native organizations in Oklahoma receive large grants
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation say the grants are critical to see Native-led endeavors succeed as COVID-19 has disproportionately...more

New fund sparked by William Penn Foundation will dole out millions to arts groups and artists in ...
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia Foundation, William Penn Foundation

READ MORE: William Penn Foundation fast-tracks $6.6 million for the arts, ... Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy and Philadelphia Cultural ... has established a pop-up grant program to...more

NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund Launched To Support New York City Nonprofit ...
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation

The New $75 Million Fund will Provide Grants and Loans to New York ... Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Joan Ganz...more

The Role of Philanthropy in Advancing Equity in the Arts
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Bush Foundation, New York Community Trust

Maurine Knighton, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Kerry McCarthy, vice president for philanthropic initiatives for The New York Community Trust, write how...more

Philadanco gets $420k grant to help lay groundwork for Joan Myers Brown's succession
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The grant is one that's meant for underfunded arts organizations, said Mellon program officer Susan Feder. But it was also given to Philadanco with...more

Three physician-scientists receive Doris Duke Charitable Foundation awards
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Three physician-scientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a 2019 Clinical Scientist Development...more

Grant Awarded to Help Immigrants, Refugees Share Artistic Talents
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

"It enables us to work with artist that are already living in our community," said Kelly Armor, folk art director for Erie Arts and Culture. "Most of them...more

Heidi Duckler Dance Presents EBB & FLOW: CHINATOWN
Foundation: California Community Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Annenberg Foundation , James Irvine Foundation , Annenberg Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

... Dance/USA and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and awards from the California Community Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, California...more

TCG Announces Second Round of Audience (R)Evolution Cohort Grants
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

“The inaugural round of Cohort grants showed the power of collective ... to performing arts and community organizations through its grant-making,...more

INTERVIEW: Rick Shiomi on Updating The Mikado, Combatting Yellowface, and Post-Mu Life
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Director Rick Shiomi and Music Director Randy Buikema look at an updated ..... for the Doris Duke Foundation's Building Demand for the Arts...more

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