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

Free Books in Low-Income Communities

Free Books in Low-Income Communities

We are pleased beyond measure to partner with Camden County Pop Up Library, our newest grantee. CCPUL's motto says it…
One Family, Four Domenica Scholars

One Family, Four Domenica Scholars

Meet the Obasi family! All four of these outstanding young people received Domenica Scholarships to attend Catholic high schools in…
Mobile Grocery Store a Success!

Mobile Grocery Store a Success!

"The Virtua bus has been a blessing, since it is difficult for disabled people like me to do fresh shopping.…