The foundation continues to adhere to the directions and guidelines established by its founder, using an interdisciplinary/cross-program or thematic funding approach. The foundation has designated the following specific areas of funding: Early Learning Program, Science and Engineering Program, Liberal Arts Program, Medical Research Program, and the Southern CA Program. Concentration is placed on strengthening studies and programs in accredited colleges and universities, medical schools, and major independent medical research institutions in the areas of earth science, engineering, medical research, and to some extent, other sciences, and the liberal arts. Some consideration, limited to southern CA, is given to organizations in the categories of arts and culture, civic and community affairs, health care, precollegiate education, and early learning.
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