• Minimum grant: $25,000
  • Maximum grant: 25% of the Foundation’s core grants



  • Grants may be awarded for a single year or multi-year, and may be renewed at the discretion of the Board.
  • The Board may impose such conditions as it deems appropriate, which conditions must be met before the next fiscal year distribution shall be made.



  • Applicant must be a public charity, organized under IRC sec. 501(c)(3), and qualified under IRC sec. 170(b)(1)(A), and operating for a minimum of two full fiscal years.
  • The Applicant must provide services within the states or communities in which members of the Board of Directors live, work, or have personal involvement.



  • An initial Letter of Inquiry must be submitted by Internet to the Foundation on the approved form, containing the following information;
  • If the Letter of Inquiry is approved, the Applicant will be invited to submit a full Grant Application, in writing or by email. The Application must be submitted Online and within the time authorized, and must complete in all respects. Incomplete applications will be returned.
  • The Foundation anticipates approving grant requests twice per year. Please check web site for application deadlines or contact the Foundation Administrator.



The mission of The Larry and Helen Hoag Foundation is to:

  • Educate, empower and create greater opportunity for at-risk children to become independent, productive and contributing members of society;
  • Support medical research and technology, clinical care and support to enhance the health and well-being of children, especially those with life threatening diseases and long term or permanent physical, developmental, learning or emotional disabilities; and
  • Support such other compelling purposes that will enhance the quality of life for children and their families in Southern California as the Board shall approve.



The Foundation will focus on early and preparatory education, essential to enabling students to succeed in school and continue their education as long and as far as each may choose to go.

We will concentrate our core educational grants on pre-school through high school, supporting those institutions that serve economically disadvantaged children, as well as those adversely impacted by physical, mental and emotional challenges. Every child deserves a chance at personal fulfilment and, if our resources can at least partially level the playing field, we intend to do so.

Our grants can be provided to the schools through independent but related educational foundations, as well as other non-profits that focus on students, teacher training and professional advancement, innovative learning strategies, equipment and supplies, and other unmet needs that are deemed critical to carry out these goals. This includes emphasis on key educational tools, such as achieving grade proficiency in literacy and mathematics.

While we will not provide direct scholarships to students, we will work with other public charities that will do so on our behalf.



The Foundation will focus on life threatening and long term or permanent physical, developmental, learning or emotional disabilities affecting children and young adults through the age of 25. This will include

  • Investing in cutting edge medical research, from basic to translational, that holds promise for better identification, isolation, prevention, remediation, or mitigation of the causes and effects of these medically related challenges.
  • We will consider support for potential innovations in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and clinical care. We are not prepared to provide long term sustaining funds, but we are prepared for long term research, bridge funding, and clinical trials that are necessary for the breakthroughs that we seek.
  • We will also consider supporting the professional advancement of the most talented and committed young scientists and physicians, without whom such future breakthroughs will not be possible.



In further support of our mission to enhance the well-being of children, we are interested in innovative strategies that will further the interests, talents and skills of children and young adults up to age 25 to become independent, productive and self-sufficient adults. This could include workforce development, life skill training, mentoring and coaching. Examples include

  • Social ventures operated by public charities in direct support of their primary mission;
  • Support of organizations whose direct mission is to create employment opportunities for disadvantaged children and young adults.

The Larry and Helen Hoag Foundation has no affiliation with the George Hoag Foundation (see: or or the Hoag Hospital Foundation (see:

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