The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) is to improve the quality of people's lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and the prevention of child abuse, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke's properties. In effort to achieve this mission, the foundation supports four national grant-making programs: the Arts Program, the Child Abuse Prevention Program, the Environment Program and the Medical Research Program. It also supports the African Health Initiative as well as the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, which has one grant-making program: the Building Bridges Program. All the before-mentioned programs and initiatives are headquartered in DDCF’s New York office. Learn more below.