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!

We are so proud of our Domenica Scholar class for 2021! All 20 students who received Domenica Foundation Scholarships as…
LUCY Breaks Ground!

LUCY Breaks Ground!

You can see from the photo how excited we were to share in the groundbreaking ceremony for LUCY Outreach’s new…
Dovere + Pepe Piperno = Virtua Health Humanitarian of the Year

Dovere + Pepe Piperno = Virtua Health Humanitarian of the Year

“When I was young, I thought dovere meant something you had to do,” said Pepe Piperno, founder of the Domenica…