Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation
707 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 4960
Los Angeles, CA United States 90017-9843
Type of Grantmaker
- Celebrity: Other
Established in 1949 in CA as a Trust; reorganized in 2006 as a non-profit corporation - Founded by the late Carrie Estelle Doheny, who served throughout her lifetime as a trustee of many civic and social welfare organizations and, in 1954, was selected by the Los Angeles Times as Los Angeles Woman of the Year. Doheny was also named a Lady of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem by Pope Pius XI and, in 1939, was elevated to the royal rank of Papal Countess by Pope Pius XII. She is the widow of oil producer Edward L. Doheny, who, with a partner, drilled the first successful well in the Los Angeles City oil field in 1892.