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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


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

Camden Kids Go to Camp

Camden Kids Go to Camp

Nearly 60 Camden children got their first taste of summer camp last week. We funded camperships at Camp Speers YMCA…
Fighting Food Insecurity in Camden

Fighting Food Insecurity in Camden

Today we introduce you to our newest grantee—and ask for your help in making its mission a success!
Domenica Scholarship Class of 2023

Domenica Scholarship Class of 2023

We are so proud of the Domenica Scholarship class of 2023! Having supported their high school education for four years,…