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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Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Doris Duke, the "world's richest woman," died in 1993 at the age of 80, but her legacy lives on in the form of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, which has given away $1.84 billion since its...more

Seeking to curb racial bias in medicine, Doris Duke Fund awards $10 million to health groups
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

By KAY DERVISHI of The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Chronicle ... and a broader push in philanthropy to promote equity in medical...more

Partnering for a Cultural Transformation in Information Use: Reflections on DUP's Journey in ... - JSI
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

In February, after six years of working with the Ministry of Health (MOH), ... and use innovations, including a non-monetary incentive...more

Local artist brings hands-on learning to Nampa middle school - Idaho Education News
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Although not part of the EL model, the stop motion workshop proved to be a creative elective that truly captured student...more

White House Launched Stemm Opportunity Allian
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Vice President Joe Biden's first day on the job was the day the White House announced a major initiative to increase the number of women and people of color in science, technology, engineering,...more

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Rebuilding Doris Duke Theatre; Library Director Award; New Nurse Practitioners
Foundation: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

The Project, funded in part by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, was launched during the 2021 Multicultural BRIDGE Inclusive...more

Groundbreaking performance by La Mezcla kicks off the 2022-2023 Performing Arts Series season
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Performing Arts Series launches its 62nd season on Thursday, Sept. 15 with an unforgettable performance by polyrhythmic dance and...more

Two Years On, Foundations Stand By Issuing Bonds In Pandemic
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Bush Foundation, California Endowment, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Lilly Endowment

When the Ford Foundation took the unprecedented step in June 2020 of issuing $1 billion in debt to help stabilize other nonprofits, it delighted investors and inspired several other large foundations...more

JooYeun Chang to Be Next Program Director for Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Child ...
Foundation: Casey Family Programs, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

“Her deep experience combined with an innovative outlook will build on an ... Foundation's Child Well-being Program aims to promote...more

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