Established in 1926 by a prominent, reform-minded physician and his suffragist wife, the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation is a leading supporter of social science research for Los Angeles. It is also the oldest private foundation in the city.
Each year, the Foundation spends up to $3 million in distributing grants and scholarships to various public and private institutions, most of them local. These funds, in turn, are used to encourage study and research into the underlying causes of social problems in Los Angeles and to recommend ways of addressing them.
Over the years, the Foundation has funded hundreds of important urban studies in the areas of education, transportation, local government, elections, public safety, demographics, public personal services and natural resources. In doing so, the Foundation has remained true to its founder's philosophy of promoting "the social betterment of mankind."
Grants are made to colleges and universities or other qualified nonprofit institutions.
$1,000 - $200,000
Research, fellowships, archival projects
Research, discretionary gifts, indirect costs
Los Angeles area