Funding Dignity & Hope in South Jersey

The Domenica Foundation was established in 1991 to honor Pepe Piperno’s mother, Domenica. Domenica was entirely other-centered, filled with compassion and called to help those who needed a hand up. The foundation named for her carries forward her generous spirit by helping to improve the quality of life for South Jersey residents. 

Our Programs

Education & Youth

Hunger

Housing and homelessness

Community Development

Children and teens deserve a high-quality education and opportunities to develop their interests and strengths.
No one, adult or child, should ever go hungry.
Everyone deserves a safe, affordable, and comfortable place to live.
Strong community organizations develop strong neighborhoods where residents can thrive.

Our Blog

Graduation Day for Domenica Scholars

Graduation Day for Domenica Scholars

Twenty Domenica Scholars graduated from high school this month -- and we were thrilled to be able to join them!…
Domenica Scholars Keep on Achieving

Domenica Scholars Keep on Achieving

We are so proud of our Domenica Scholars that we do our best to keep up with them after high…
Welcoming the Domenica Scholarship Class of 2026

Welcoming the Domenica Scholarship Class of 2026

Last week, we welcomed 18 new rising high school students to the family of Domenica Scholars. The scholarship event, held…