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The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-10

At A Glance

The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation

888 W. 6th St., Ste. 1150

Los Angeles, CA United States 90017-2737

Telephone: (213) 623-9151


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-08-31)

Assets: $55,310,556

Total giving: $1,435,994






Trust established in 1926 in CA - Dr. Haynes and his wife, Dora, were active and progressive citizens of Los Angeles from 1887-1937. The foundation attempts to reflect directly the interests of Dr. and Mrs. Haynes by focusing its resources on the fields which particularly concerned them. Accordingly, the trustees of the foundation support study and research in economics, government, history, and sociology, with specific application to the Los Angeles area. By dissemination of the results of the research, and by other means, the foundation seeks to improve public awareness of current issues

Purpose and Activities

The foundation promotes the well-being of mankind by making grants for study and research in the social sciences (economics, history, government, and sociology) with emphasis on education, the environment, immigration and public policy. It also provides doctoral dissertation fellowships, and fellowships for faculty members in the social sciences at colleges and universities in the greater Los Angeles region. Grants made only through local colleges and universities or other nonprofit institutions.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Archival Grants

A limited number of grants in support of archival and cataloging projects is available for libraries and other institutions that preserve historic Los Angeles, CA materials. It is requested that, prior to actually submitting a proposal, applicants notify the foundation of their intent to apply.

Dissertation Fellowships

The fellowships of $20,000 are designed to encourage well-conceived and imaginative research into the economic, social, policy or political issues of Los Angeles, CA. Graduate students enrolled at institutions awarding the Ph.D. in the social sciences in the greater Los Angeles area (i.e., the California Institute of Technology, RAND Graduate School, the Claremont Graduate University, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of California, Irvine, the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Southern California) are eligible for awards. Grants will be made to the institution on behalf of the student for subsequent disbursement and graduate schools will be asked to waive tuition for Fellowship recipients. More than one student may apply from each institution; some institutions may receive more than one award, some none.

Faculty Fellowships

The foundation invites proposals from regular, full-time social science faculty members at four-year colleges and universities in the five-county (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside) Southern California region for awards of $12,000 in its annual Faculty Fellowship program. (The program also is open to visiting faculty who will remain at the recipient institution for the duration of their research.) Grants will be made to the college or university on behalf of the faculty member for subsequent disbursement. Having received a prior research grant from the foundation does not preclude an award in this program. More than one faculty person may apply from each institution; some institutions may receive more than one award, some none.

Fellowships in History

Fellowships for research in the history of Southern California, established at the Huntington Library. These fellowships assist scholars in utilizing the immense resources which the Library is developing in California history. These awards are made from applications submitted directly to the Huntington Library.

Grants for Social Science Research

Research grants support study of the major economic, social, and political problems in the greater Los Angeles, CA area.

Public Service and Education

The foundation sponsors two programs of popular community education oriented to the presentation of "pro" and "con" discussions of current problems. It includes educational and public television support; and support for cataloging of archival materials pertaining to Southern California at the Huntington Library, UCLA Library, USC Library, and the Los Angeles Public Library, among others.

Fields of Interest

  • Archives and special collections
  • Democracy
  • Elections
  • Information and Communications
  • Libraries
  • Philanthropy
  • Public affairs
  • Public policy
  • Social sciences
  • Voter education and registration
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-08-31

Assets: $55,310,556 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,481,392

Total giving: $1,435,994

Qualifying distributions: $1,880,607

Giving activities include:

$1,435,994 for grants