FAQ

1. What is the John Gogian Family Foundation?

The John Gogian Family Foundation is an independent, private, grantmaking foundation located in Torrance, California, targeting specific funding areas in Los Angeles County.

2. What is the focus of the Foundation’s Funding?

The Foundation’s grantmaking is focused in three primary program areas: developmentally disabled children and adults, vulnerable seniors, and vulnerable youth.

 3. What types of organizations does the Foundation fund?

The Foundation prefers to fund community-based organizations.

4. Does the Foundation fund faith-based organizations?

The Foundation funds only non-sectarian programs. A religiously affiliated group may operate a program, but participation must be open to anyone and be non-discriminatory. The service delivery must be free of worship and religious teaching.

5. Are there organizations or activities that the Foundation does not fund?

The Foundation does not fund arts and culture, care of animals, fundraising events, individuals, national organizations or their affiliates, political campaigns designed to influence legislation, or research.

6. What types of support are available from the Foundation?

The Foundation supports the following: 1) general operating support; 2) new, expanding, or sustaining program services; and 3) capital expenditures, including equipment, facility improvements, technology, and vehicles.

7. What is the average size of a grant?

The Foundation’s grants range from $5,000 to $75,000.

 8. How does an organization apply for a Foundation grant?

In 2018 the Foundation moved to an invitation only process. The Foundation is currently focused on existing grantee partnerships and is not accepting unsolicited inquiries or proposals. Previously funded organizations that best fit the Foundation’s grant guidelines, criteria, and funding priorities will be invited to submit a full grant application into the Foundation’s annual grant cycle.