We focus our work on four primary areas of need, allowing the Foundation to make the greatest impact and contribute meaningfully to long-term solutions for our community. Our areas of focus are all guided by Carol Moss’s original vision and inspired by her passions and philanthropy. We are also committed to addressing emergent needs in our communities, and directing our efforts toward people, organizations and communities that need it most.
Animals and their human companions
Our work in this area is two-fold: we seek to ensure the health and quality of life for animals, as well as to nurture the bond that forms between animals and humans in need, including those with physical or emotional challenges as well as those living in poverty.
We are committed to responding to crisis situations anywhere in the country. Most recently, we have focused our work on the Covid-19 pandemic and natural disasters.
Partnering to make a difference
Cedars-Sinai is a nonprofit academic healthcare organization serving the diverse Los Angeles community and beyond by providing high-quality patient care, conducting research that leads to lifesaving discoveries and innovations, and educating the medical professionals of tomorrow. Grants from the Carol Moss Foundation have supported Cedars-Sinai’s pioneering medical research achievements, educational programs and community care. Two examples include the endowment of the Carol Moss Foundation Chair in Medical Discovery, which bolsters leading-edge cancer research. In addition, the foundation funded the successful research of a team studying three-dimensional representations of patients’ lung tissue (called organoids) that are grown in the lab and placed into tiny “lung on chip” devices that can be used as treatment models. These organ on chip models make it possible to determine the effectiveness of various medicines and experimental treatments based on each patient’s specific cellular biology.
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide Dogs for the Blind believes that people who are blind or visually impaired should be able to live the lives they want to live. As such, they have been creating life-long partnerships between visually impaired people and highly qualified guide dogs since 1942. They operate an industry-leading guide dog school offering exceptional client services and a robust network of instructors, puppy raisers and volunteers. Grants like those from the Carol Moss Foundation allows Guide Dogs for the Blind to provide all of their services free of charge including personalized training and post-graduation support, and financial assistance for veterinary care as needed.
Operation Gratitude exists to strengthen bonds between Americans and their military and first responder heroes. Since inception, their programs have given Americans the opportunity to give back in a tangible way and lift the spirits of more than 3 million service men and women and their families. Grants from the Carol Moss Foundation have supported the creation and transportation of care packages, and other acts of gratitude, directly impacting more than 30,000 deployed troops around the world as well as veterans and frontline responders here at home.
Feeding Pets of the Homeless
Feeding Pets of the Homeless is an organization that believes in the healing power of companion pets and the human-animal bond. They are dedicated to feeding and providing emergency veterinary care to the pets of homeless men and women nationwide. By providing emergency care and food, they relieve the anguish and anxiety that the homeless feel when the cannot provide for their pets. Grants from the Carol Moss Foundation have allowed them to provide urgent veterinary services to hundreds of much-loved pets who otherwise would not have had access to critically important and often life-saving, care.